Interview with Jean Rosenthal : lighting design for the dance, 1967Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
NamesRosenthal, Jean, 1912-1969 (Interviewee)Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1967-01-29
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-93
TopicsBalanchine, GeorgeGraham, Martha. Appalachian springRosenthal, Jean, 1912-1969 -- InterviewsNew York City BalletAllegro brillante (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Serenade (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Alcestis (Choreographic work : Graham)Orpheus (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Appalachian spring (Graham, Martha)Stage lighting
NotesContent: Interview with Jean Rosenthal, conducted by Walter Terry, as host; broadcast on January 29, 1967 by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance.Funding: 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 for and broadcast by radio station WNYC, New York for its program Invitation to dance Broadcast on January 29, 1967 New York (N.Y.)Content: Music and introduction to program by unidentified speaker.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 29 minutes) : analog, 7.5 ips, acetate, full-track, 7 in.The sound quality is very good.
DescriptionWalter Terry introduces Jean Rosenthal, lighting designer for dance companies, opera, and the commercial theater. Jean Rosenthal speaks about the first time she designed the lighting for a dance concert, for Martha Graham's Letter to the world; Martha Graham's skillful use of light; Rosenthal's ideas regarding the role of lighting in a dance production; the different kinds of lighting she uses for ballets and for modern dance works, in particular George Balanchine's Allegro brillante and Serenade as compared to Martha Graham's Appalachian spring and Alcestis; working with Martha Graham as compared with working with Balanchine on the lighting, for example as in the case of his work Orpheus; her work for the commercial theater including the musical comedies I do, I do and The apple tree; (very briefly) her work for opera; differences between lighting a ballerina and a modern dancer portraying a character; Martha Graham's and Ruth St. Denis' awareness of how to use lighting to their advantage; light tones that complements one's skin and hair colors. [Closing remarks by unidentified speaker and music.] lighting to complement one's coloring.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 36936997NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117226Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8c73e020-3472-0137-4f7f-0f60c48370d2
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