Interview with Murray Louis, 1968Additional title: Extensions of dance (Radio program)
NamesLouis, Murray (Interviewee)Page, Anita (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1968-05-01
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-21
TopicsLouis, MurrayNikolais, AlwinHenry Street Playhouse Dance Company
NotesFunding: 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.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded for broadcast by radio station WFCR, Amherst, Massachusetts, on its program, Extensions of dance May 1, 1968 Amherst (Mass.)
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 26 min.) : acetate; full-track, 7.5 ips; 7 in.The sound quality is excellent
DescriptionInterview with Murray Louis conducted by Anita Page for broadcast by radio station WFCR [owned by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst], Amherst, Massachusetts, on its program, Extensions of dance, May 1, 1968.
Streaming audio file (approximately 26 minutes). Anita Page introduces Murray Louis; Murray Louis speaks with Anita Page about his non-verbal, non-literal performances at the Henry Street Playhouse; abstraction as a means to revelation; the reactions in India to his dances; dance in colleges and universities in the United States including the changes over the years; the definition of professionalism in [modern] dance including the dominance of Martha Graham technique in academic settings outside of New York City; differences between his own and Alwin Nikolais' choreography; the training of students at Henry Street Playhouse including the qualities he hopes to see a dancer develop; his work in film [ends abruptly].
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 36936941NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117193Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8067bbe0-4c82-0136-f19a-13f4a96f3a94
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