Interview with Paul Taylor, 1976

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Interview with Paul Taylor, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Taylor, Paul, 1930- (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-01-05
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-315 Side A (former)
Taylor, Paul, 1930-
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Paul Taylor Dance Company
From sea to shining sea (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Episodes (Choreographic work : Balanchine and Graham)
Esplanade (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Runes (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Duet (Choreographic work : Taylor)
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Broadcast by WNCN-FM 1976, January 5 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 58 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is good.
Interview with Paul Taylor conducted by John Gruen, as host on radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance, for broadcast on January 5, 1976. The program includes commercial announcements made both by Gruen and Oscar Buhler. Streaming file (approximately 58 minutes). [Introductory and commercial announcements made by Oscar Buhler]. John Gruen introduces Paul Taylor and the upcoming performances by his company [Paul Taylor Dance Company]; Taylor and Gruen speak about the works to be performed including Taylor's work Runes and his From sea to shining sea; Taylor's background; dancing for Martha Graham including in Graham's and Balanchine's work Episodes; the names of the dancers in the Paul Taylor Dance Company; the many styles of modern dance; Taylor's work Esplanade [a recorded excerpt from the music, by J.S. Bach, that accompanies Esplanade, is played; commercial announcements]; Gruen and Taylor speak about Taylor's work Runes; his work Duet; the choreographic process; Rudolf Nureyev including his dancing in Taylor's works Aureole and The book of beasts [commercial announcements]; touring; Taylor's feelings about his work as a choreographer; Merce Cunningham's work including as compared with his own [closing remarks and music].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 915077534
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118001
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): eecfa640-b294-0133-f16f-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Paul Taylor" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Paul Taylor" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 20, 2024.

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Interview with Paul Taylor