Interview with Robert Lindgren, 1978
NamesLindgren, Robert (Interviewee)Small, Linda (Interviewer)
Dance Oral History Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978-07-14
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-596
TopicsLindgren, Robert -- InterviewsTyven, SonjaNorth Carolina School of the ArtsUniversity of North Carolina School of the ArtsBallet Russe de Monte CarloAmerican Ballet TheatreAmerican Ballet Theatre
NotesAdditional physical form: For transcript of interview, see *MGZMT 3-596.Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.Source characteristics: Sound quality is good.Venue: Recorded for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division Oral History Project 1978, July 14Funding: 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 DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audio cassette (approximately 1 hr.); quarter-track; 1.875 ips
DescriptionStreaming audio file 1 (approximately 47 minutes). Robert Lindgren speaks with Linda Small about his responsibilities as dean of the North Carolina of the School of the Arts [name changed to University of North Carolina School of Arts in 2008] in Winston-Salem, and its affiliated theater, the North Carolina Dance Theater; the circumstances of how he came to be the founding dean of the school; his impressions of Winston-Salem as a community including its very significant corporate support for the arts; his background and early dance training; dancing for Leonide Massine and René Blum's company [Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo]; joining Ballet Theatre [later American Ballet Theatre]; dancing with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (from 1945 - 1952); leaving, to dance in the television program Your show of shows; his marriage, to Sonja Taanila [Sonja Tyven]; dancing in muscial comedies in New York including On your toes; his return to ballet including two years with New York City Ballet; his wife and daughters; staying current with developments in the dance world; the changes in the dance world over the past forty years including the great expansion of opportunities for dancers [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 11 minutes ). Robert Lindgren speaks with Linda Small about the dissemination of dance in the United States including the numerous companies and wide range in the quality and type of training available; the many excellent dancers performing today; the excitement of dancing in a Broadway show.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 80470256NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118392Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d2a02c30-c27a-0135-014f-2585bbaef46d
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