Interview with Christine Sarry, 1977

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Interview with Christine Sarry, 1977
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Sarry, Christine (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-03-13
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-369 Side A
Feld, Eliot
Sarry, Christine
Feld Ballet
Variations on America (Choreographic work : Feld)
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNCN-FM, New York 1977, January 20 and 23 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., 2 min.)
Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by distortion, which at times is extreme. But, in general, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Interview with Christine Sarry conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on March 13, 1977 by radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance. Streaming audio file (approximately one hour and two minutes). [Begins abruptly with introductory remarks by unidentified speaker.] John Gruen, as host, introduces Christine Sarry; Gruen and Christine Sarry speak about her dancing with Mikhail Baryshnikov in Eliot Feld's new ballet Variations on America; her training with Carmelita Maracci; touring with the Feld Ballet in California; touring with the Joffrey Ballet; how she came to join American Ballet Theatre; her time with the company; leaving to work with Eliot Feld; her return to American Ballet Theatre; her decision to leave again, to join Eliot Feld's new company; dancing with the Feld Ballet [a recording of the music by Charles Ives used in the ballet Variations on America is played]; [commercial announcements]; Gruen and Sarry speak about Eliot Feld's new ballet Footstep of air; working with Feld; the company [a recording of music by Johannes Brahms used in Feld's ballet Intermezzo is played]; roles, in Antony Tudor's ballets that she misses now that she is no longer at American Ballet Theatre; Gruen's closing remarks [announcements, news, and music].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 36193379
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118140
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7fa6bb30-c259-0135-4b12-0930f0736613
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Christine Sarry" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Christine Sarry" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 23, 2024.

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Interview with Christine Sarry