Dick Cavett Show: Gwen Verdon on the history of dance on Broadway, part I, 1977
NamesVerdon, Gwen (Interviewee)Cavett, Dick (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977-12-05
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-867
TopicsVerdon, GwenCole, Jack, 1911-1974Dick Cavett show (Television program)Musicals
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for telecast by WNET 1977Funding: 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 21 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is good overall.
DescriptionInterview with Gwen Verdon on the history of dance (Part 1) on Broadway conducted by Dick Cavett on the WNET television series, the Dick Cavett Show; telecast on December 5, 1977. This is the audio portion of the telecast. Several brief film clips are shown, and Verdon demonstrates steps; during these interludes, recorded music can be heard.
Streaming audio file (approximately 21 minutes). [Begins abruptly. The recording includes brief film clips and demonstrations by Gwen Verdon; during these interludes recorded music can be heard.] Gwen Verdon speaks with Dick Cavett about her career as a dancer including her childhood training to correct congenital rickets; dancing with Jack Cole; his influence on American jazz dancing on Broadway; Agnes de Mille's use of ballet in Broadway musicals; dance routines before Cole and De Mille; De Mille's combining of ballet and tap dancing; other Broadway choreographers including Alvin Ailey and Ron [Ronald] Field; the influence of modern dance on Broadway musicals; other influences including burlesque; Michael Kidd; Dick Cavett's tap dance training.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 83418012NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118723Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 10cf8b70-c251-0135-3341-02bad1ec475e
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