Interview with Ted Kivitt, 1976

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Interview with Ted Kivitt, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Kivitt, Ted (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-01-26
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-321 Side B
Gregory, Cynthia
D'Antuono, Eleanor
Brock, Karena
Makarova, Natalia, 1940-
Fracci, Carla
Kivitt, Ted
American Ballet Theatre
Ballet -- Character dancing
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by WNCN-FM, New York 1976, January 26 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 Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 58 min.)
Sound quality is good overall.
Interview with Ted Kivitt conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on January 26, 1976 by radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance. Streaming audio file (approximately 58 minutes). John Gruen, host, speaks about two George Balanchine premieres:The steadfast tin soldier and Chaconne; Gruen introduces his guest Ted Kivitt; Kivitt speaks about his background including how he first began to study dance; his early career; dancing with American Ballet Theatre including the changes over the years in the company and the public's expectations of male dancers [a recording of music by Daniel François Auber used in Victor Gsovsky's ballet Grand pas classique is played; commercial announcements follow]; Gruen and Kivitt speak further about Kivitt's career at American Ballet Theatre including an anecdote about his dancing an encore, as it were, with Eleanor D'Antuono; the effect of the guest artist system, including defectors from the [former] Soviet Union, on the company; Cynthia Gregory; his own dancing including as a character dancer; his marriage and dance partnership with Karena Brock; his partnering of Natalia Makarova; dancing with Carla Fracci; Toni Lander [a recording of music by Giacomo Meyerbeer used in Frederick Ashton's ballet Les patineurs is played; commercial announcements follow]; Kivitt speaks about his hopes regarding his future at American Ballet Theatre [Gruen's closing remarks; music; ends abruptly].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 78511243
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118016
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4592af30-c24b-0135-da73-53d586cea565
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Ted Kivitt" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Interview with Ted Kivitt