Interview with Valentina Kachouba, 1979
NamesKachouba, Valentina (Interviewee)Maroth, Frederick J (Interviewer)Maroth, Elena (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979-07-11 - 1979-07-12
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-573
TopicsDiaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929Nijinsky, Vaslaw, 1890-1950Nijinsky, Romola de PulszkyKachouba, ValentinaBallets russesThree-cornered hat (Choreographic work : Massine)Till Eulenspiegel (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Statement of responsibility: Recorded by Frederick J. Maroth 1979Funding: 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 DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 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.
DescriptionInterview 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 ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 78601449NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118376Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4a527b20-795f-0136-e709-75fd603e3c90
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