Interview with Ella Schram, 1977
NamesSchram, Ella (Interviewee)Gruen, John (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977-07-19
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-784
TopicsBruhn, Erik, 1928-1986Schram, Ella
NotesCitation/reference: For edited transcript of interview (in English) see: *MGZMT 3-784.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1977, July 19 Copenhagen (Denmark)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.Acquisition: Gift John GruenContent: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 46 minutes). Ella Schram, longtime housekeeper for Erik Bruhn's family, speaks with John Gruen (Steen Trojabong is the interpreter) about the Bruhn family and her relationship with them; Bruhn's relationship with his mother; her first getting to know Bruhn well after the death of his mother; a typical day when Bruhn is home; the change in Bruhn after his surgery [for a perforated ulcer]; her friendship with Bruhn including their regular correspondence; her response to seeing Bruhn as Madge in La sylphide; his personality; her admiration for Bruhn. [Ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2.]Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 15 minutes). Ella Schram, with Steen Trojabong as interpreter, continues to speak with John Gruen about her friendship with Erik Bruhn.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps.
DescriptionInterview with Ella Schram conducted by John Gruen on July 19, 1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark, as research for his book Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (Viking Press, New York, 1979). The interview is conducted in both Danish and English, with Steen Trojaborg serving as interpreter.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 80123883NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118660Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 589a3090-7960-0136-c6d8-35553a27be60
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