Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival: [Commentary], 1969
NamesShawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Interviewee)Venza, Jack (Producer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1969-07-09
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-933
TopicsShawn, Ted, 1891-1972 -- InterviewsDenishawn School of DancingJacob's Pillow Dance Festival
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.Venue: Recorded at Jacob's Pillow by television station WNET July 9, 1969 Lee (Mass.)Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 13 minutes). [Fragments of conversations and directions regarding the filming.] Ted Shawn speaks with an unidentified interviewer about his nickname Papa Shawn; the founding of Jacob's Pillow in the Berkshires (in Lee, Massachusetts); Donald McKayle's work Rainbow 'round my shoulder [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 5 minutes). [Begins with short iteration of Ted Shawn speaking about Rainbow 'round my shoulder.] Ted Shawn speaks with the unidentified interviewer about why he thinks so many companies present premieres at Jacob's Pillow; the challenge of renovating farm buildings into venues ideal for dance; doing everything possible to make the dancers happy as a goal of the Pillow.Content: Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 8 minutes). [Directions and fragment of conversation regarding the filming.] Ted Shawn speaks with the unidentified interviewer about the reasons for teaching young people ethnic dance, in particular Indian classical dance and Spanish dance; the many forms of dance taught at Denishawn [School of Dancing] and his own world tours [voice-over of Shawn commenting on the film of Scarf dance being screened; interviewer begins to ask Shawn how he wishes to proceed when the recording ends abruptly].
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 3 audiotape reels (approximately 26 minutes) : analog, 15 ips, acetate, full-track, 7 in.Sound quality is fair. Volume varies, and the conversations are fragmented. However, the interviewer's and Ted Shawn's voices are easily intelligible for the most part.
DescriptionUnedited commentary recorded at Jacob's Pillow (in Lee, Massachusetts) on July 9, 1969, for the television show Sounds of summer, telecast on August 10, 1968 on WNET-TV. Jack Venza was the producer. The television program is cataloged in the Library's collection under the call number *MGZHB 16-486.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 1091903092NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118811Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 123a35e0-5314-0137-8dcc-4b7b7163f21a
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