Interview with Barbara Lloyd Dilley, 1976
NamesDilley, Barbara (Interviewee)Nuchtern, Jean (Interviewer)
Dance Oral History Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976-04-26
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-1718
TopicsRainer, Yvonne, 1934-Cunningham, MerceDilley, BarbaraNaropa InstituteMerce Cunningham Dance CompanyHow to pass, kick, fall and run (Choreographic work : Cunningham)RainForest (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Continuous project - Altered daily (Choreographic work : Rainer)Improvisation in dance
NotesAdditional physical form: For transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-1718.Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.Source characteristics: Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss," but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.Venue: Recorded by Jean Nuchtern April 26,1976 New York (N.Y.)Funding: The processing 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 DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 37 min.); polyester; half-track; 1.875 ips; 5 in
DescriptionStreaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). Barbara Dilley speaks with Jean Nuchtern about her early dance training; college and her decision to make dancing her career; studying with Merce Cunningham; her teachers during her first few years in New York including Daniel Nagrin and Helen Tamiris; joining the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; touring with the company, in particular the relationship of the dancers to each other; the making of Cunningham's How to pass, kick, fall and run; his work RainForest; her struggle to learn certain Cunningham works; her occasional performances with Judson Dance Theater; Yvonne Rainer as an important influence on her artistic development; Rainer's work Continuous project - altered daily including its significance for Dilley [ends abruptly but continues directly on streaming audio file 2].Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 45 minutes). [The first approximate 27 seconds reiterates the final approximate 27 seconds of streaming audio file 1.] Barbara Dilley speaks with Jean Nuchtern about the nature of improvisation; the Grand Union company; her work, Natural history of the American people; working with the Naropa Institute [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 3].Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 10 minutes). Barbara Dilley speaks with Jean Nuchtern about improvisation including how it is frequently misunderstood; reflections regarding herself.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 81293604NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12119129Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 832a64c0-c801-0135-8eb1-5fd437cd485f
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