Interview with Klarna Pinska, 1976
NamesPinska, Klarna (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-827
TopicsShawn, Ted, 1891-1972Trisler, Joyce, 1934-1979Pinska, Klarna -- InterviewsSt. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968Joyce Trisler DanscompanyDenishawn School of DancingDenishawn DancersSpirit of Denishawn (Choreographic work : Pinska)
NotesVenue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1976, New York CityFunding: 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 audio cassette (approximately 1 hr., 10 min.) : analog, 1.875 ips., quarter-trackSound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise due to the fact that the interview is being conducted in a restaurant. However, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
DescriptionStreaming file 1 (approximately 41 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] Klarna Pinska speaks with Walter Terry about her collaboration with Joyce Trisler, to stage a program of recreated Denishawn dances [entitled: The spirit of Denishawn]; other Denishawn revival projects including possible funding sources; her own dance background; auditioning for Ruth St. Denis in Canada and again in California; studying at the Denishawn School of Dancing and dancing in the Denishawn company [Denishawn Dancers]; becoming qualified to teach at the Denishawn School of Dancing; her personal background, including her birth in Kiev and emigrating with her family to Canada. Streaming file 2 (approximately 29 minutes). Klarna Pinska speaks with Walter Terry about the Denishawn Dancers' repertoire; some of her students at the Denishawn School of Dancing; the Denishawn heritage and her hope that Joyce Trisler's company [Joyce Trisler Danscompany] will keep it alive; discussion of Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis, including Shawn's envy of St. Denis's charisma; anecdotes about St. Denis.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 79220631 NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118687Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b60277b0-b30d-0133-4c07-3c07547a230f
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