Interview with Barbara Lloyd Dilley, 1976

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Title
Interview with Barbara Lloyd Dilley, 1976
Names
Dilley, Barbara (Interviewee)
Nuchtern, Jean (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-04-26
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-1718
Topics
Rainer, Yvonne, 1934-
Cunningham, Merce
Dilley, Barbara
Naropa Institute
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
How to pass, kick, fall and run (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
RainForest (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Continuous project - Altered daily (Choreographic work : Rainer)
Improvisation in dance
Genres
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Additional 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 Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 37 min.); polyester; half-track; 1.875 ips; 5 in
Description
Streaming 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 Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 81293604
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12119129
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 832a64c0-c801-0135-8eb1-5fd437cd485f
Rights Statement
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  • 1976: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Barbara Lloyd Dilley, 1976" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c07c4680-3b71-0134-2c78-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Barbara Lloyd Dilley, 1976" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c07c4680-3b71-0134-2c78-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interview with Barbara Lloyd Dilley, 1976 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c07c4680-3b71-0134-2c78-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Barbara Lloyd Dilley, 1976