Thoughts on George Balanchine and Martha Graham, 1979

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Title
Thoughts on George Balanchine and Martha Graham, 1979
Names
Bird, Dorothy, 1912-1996
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-920
Topics
Bird, Dorothy, 1912-
Balanchine, George
Graham, Martha
Graham, Martha -- Frontier
Frontier (Choreographic work : Graham)
Genres
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 32 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] Dorothy Bird reminisces about taking class with Leon Fokine and Ruthanna Boris; tells an anecdote about George Balanchine and a class she was teaching at the School of American Ballet; speaks about his use of imagery at rehearsals and his sensitivity to music; teaching at the School of American Ballet including Balanchine's encouragement and help; some aspects of Balanchine's choreographic genius; Martha Graham's roles as danced by others; Graham's work Frontier [ends abruptly].
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Dorothy Bird 1979 Merrick (N.Y.)
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 Dorothy Bird
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 32 min.)
Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss", but the speaker's voice is easily intelligible.
Description
Dorothy Bird records her thoughts about George Balanchine and Martha Graham and other, related topics, in 1979, in Merrick, New York.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 83935447
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118801
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3997a3c0-7955-0136-8d8d-17c8f2d9a98a
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1912: Creator Born
  • 1979: Created
  • 1996: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Thoughts on George Balanchine and Martha Graham" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d9144c20-c31c-0133-c88c-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Thoughts on George Balanchine and Martha Graham" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 10, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d9144c20-c31c-0133-c88c-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979). Thoughts on George Balanchine and Martha Graham Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d9144c20-c31c-0133-c88c-60f81dd2b63c

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Thoughts on George Balanchine and Martha Graham