Interview with Valentina Kachouba, 1979

More Details Cite This Item

Library division & collection with this item:

View this item elsewhere:

Interview with Valentina Kachouba, 1979
Kachouba, Valentina (Interviewee)
Maroth, Frederick J (Interviewer)
Maroth, Elena (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979-07-11 - 1979-07-12
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-573
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
Nijinsky, Vaslaw, 1890-1950
Nijinsky, Romola de Pulszky
Kachouba, Valentina
Ballets russes
Three-cornered hat (Choreographic work : Massine)
Till Eulenspiegel (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Statement of responsibility: Recorded by Frederick J. Maroth 1979
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.
Acquisition: Gift Frederick J. Maroth
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 33 min.)
Sound quality ranges from good to poor. The voices are sometimes low and difficult to understand. Also, there are occasional extraneous noises and interruptions.
Interview with Valentina Kachouba conducted by Frederick J. Maroth and Elena Maroth on July 11 and 12, 1979 as background for a documentary on Serge Diaghilev by Frederick J. Maroth. Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 46 minutes). Valentina Kachouba speaks about Serge Diaghilev and some of the artists who collaborated with him; Vaslaw Nijinsky; Romola [de Pulszky] Nijinsky; the Ballets russes tour in the United States [in 1916]; Nijinsky, including her first impressions of him; Nijinsky as a person and as a dancer. Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 47 minutes). Valentina Kachouba speaks (again) about her impressions of Nijinsky, as a dancer and as a person including his spirituality; her impressions of Romala Nijinsky; Leonide Massine and the making of his ballet Tricorne [Three-cornered hat]; Nijinsky and the creation of his ballet Till Eulenspiegel; Nijinsky's mental illness; Serge Diaghilev and his gift for discovering and inspiring artists; his involvement in the details of production; Diaghilev's personality; Stanislas Idzikowski as a dancer; Massine as a choreographer, as a dancer, and as a person; Diaghilev's temperament [ends abruptly].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 78601449
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118376
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4a527b20-795f-0136-e709-75fd603e3c90
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1979: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Valentina Kachouba" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979 - 1979.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Valentina Kachouba" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979 - 1979). Interview with Valentina Kachouba Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url= | title= (sound recording) Interview with Valentina Kachouba, (1979 - 1979)|author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=December 4, 2023 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

Interview with Valentina Kachouba