Interview with Toni Lander and Bruce Marks on music and the dance, 1966Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesLander, Toni (Interviewee)Marks, Bruce, 1937- (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1966-12-04
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-90
TopicsDance -- HistoryBournonville, August, 1805-1879Minkus, L., 1826-1917Lander, Toni -- InterviewsMarks, Bruce, 1937- -- InterviewsAmerican Ballet TheatreSwan lake (Choreographic work : Blair after Ivanov and Petipa, M)Sylphide (Choreographic work : Bournonville)Music and dance
NotesContent: Interview with Toni Lander and Bruce Marks on music and dance, conducted by Walter Terry, as host; broadcast on December 4, 1966 by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance.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.Venue: Recorded for and broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York for its program Invitation to dance Broadcast on December 4, 1966 New York (N.Y.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 26 minutes) : analog, 7.5 ips, acetate, full-track, 7 in.The sound quality is very good.
DescriptionWalter Terry introduces Toni Lander, formerly of the Royal Danish Ballet, and her husband Bruce Marks, formerly a modern dancer, and both of whom are currently soloists with American Ballet Theatre. Toni Lander speaks about how the longer rehearsal times European ballet companies typically enjoy allow for greater attention to the accompanying music than in the United States; differences in musical tempo and phrasing between the Russian version of Swan lake and the Western European version; David Blair's adherence to the Russian tempo in his reconstruction of Swan lake for American Ballet Theatre; changing the tempo to create a specific mood; her thoughts on ballet music conductors. Bruce Marks speaks about how his approach to music was emotional rather than strictly-metrical when he first started dancing in a modern dance company; how his early training has helped him in his transition to ballet dancing; his greater dependence on the music for technical execution when dancing classical ballets. Toni Lander speaks about the freedom to vary one's phrasing within the framework of the music; Hermann Lowenskjold's music for La sylphide and Bournonville's musicality as so beautifully expressed in his choreography. Bruce Marks speaks about how he feels about dancing to Léon Minkus' ballet music. Both Lander and Marks speak about the process of finding a common rhythm in partnering.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 36193288NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117225Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0e571740-3472-0137-800e-2f712989edd2
Rights StatementThe copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.
Item timeline of events