Interview with Edmund LaFosse, 1975

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Interview with Edmund LaFosse, 1975
LaFosse, Edmund (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-11-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-2131 (sound cassette)
Shelf locator: *MGZMT 3-2131 (transcript)
LaFosse, Edmund
Feld Ballet
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1975, November 17 New York (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.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 5 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is fair. The recording is marred by extraneous noise including "tape hiss" and occasional short gaps, and at times, the speakers' voices are difficult to understand.
Interview with Edmund LaFosse conducted by John Gruen on November 17,1975 in New York City, as research for an article entitled Spotlight on:Edmund LaFosse, which appeared in the June 1977 issue of Dance magazine. Streaming file 1 (approximately 48 minutes). Edmund LaFosse speaks with John Gruen about his background and training; dancing with the National Ballet in Washington, D.C. including the lead in Balanchine's Prodigal son; joining the Feld Ballet; rehearsing Eliot Feld's work Mazurka with Naomi [Sorkin]; some of his roles; his overall satisfaction with the company; Eliot Feld; some of the other dancers; why he dances; his practice of Buddhist chanting; his goals as a dancer [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2]. Streaming file 2 (approximately 17 minutes). Edmund LaFosse continue to speak with John Gruen about his career; more on his Buddhist chanting and how it influences his life; his personal life.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 79095504
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118456
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d9398aa0-3158-0132-7582-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Edmund LaFosse" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

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Interview with Edmund LaFosse