Interview with Natch Taylor and Peter Anastos, 1976Additional title: Interview with Peter AnastosAdditional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
NamesTaylor, Natch (Interviewee)Anastos, Peter (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-02-23
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-319 Side B
TopicsTaylor, NatchAnastos, PeterBallets Trockadero de Monte CarloCoppélia (Choreographic work : Horosko)Go for barocco (Choreographic work : Anastos)
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately one hour and three minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler]. John Gruen, host, introduces Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and his guests, Suzina LaFuzziovitch (Natch Taylor) and OlgaTchikaboumskaya (Peter Anastos); Taylor and Anastos speak with Gruen about the founding of the Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo; the company's all-male Swan lake; the principles underlying the company's approach to staging classic ballets [a recording of music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky from Swan lake is played; commercial announcements follow]; Gruen reads aloud from the [fictitious] accounts of his guests' backgrounds; Taylor and Anastos speak about dancing on point; Anastos' work Go for barocco; Marian Horosko's staging of Coppélia for the company [a recording of music by J.S. Bach used in Go for barocco is played]; commercial announcements follow]; Taylor and Anastos speak about their audiences; Taylor's male roles (performed under the name Alexis Ivanovitch Lermontov) including the challenges of partnering other men; company class; the problem of recruiting competent dancers; touring; plans for the future including dances based on legendary dancers; Gruen's closing remarks [music; ends abruptly].Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by WNCN-FM, New York 1976, February 23 New York (N.Y.)Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 3 min.)Sound quality is good overall. There is some distortion, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionInterview with Natch Taylor and Peter Anastos conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on February 23, 1976 by radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 82237400NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117993Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f3a19f0-c24b-0135-2aff-351767641efc
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