Dance Critics' Conference: Editors' panel, 1978
NamesDance Critics Association (U.S.) (Contributor)Farrell, Rita Katz (Speaker)Philp, Richard (Speaker)Hughes, Allen (Speaker)Williams, Chris (Speaker)Currie, Glenne (Speaker)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978-01-06
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-486
TopicsDance criticismDance criticsJournalism
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 1978 New York (N.Y.)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.Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] Rita Katz Farrell as moderator introduces the panelists and the publications with which they are affiliated: [Donald] Glenne Currie (United Press International), Stan Goldstein (Camden Courier Post), Allen Hughes (New York Times), Richard Philp (Dance magazine) and Chris Williams (Washington Post); the panelists, in response to Farrell's and the audience's questions, each speak about the importance of dance to his publication's audience including the scope of coverage; editorial policies with respect to dance writing including submissions from non-staff writers; feature stories and reviews including their relative popularity; defining "dance writers" and "dance critics;" The New York Times' current criteria for hiring dance critics and Dance magazine's attempts to develop writers [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 26 minutes). The panelists continue to speak about dance writing including the most difficult aspects of editing; whether writing about the so-called dance explosion is already passé the increased availability of seeing dance on television including whether it influences dance writing; further on editing problems; the view that both subject-matter knowledge and journalistic craft are essential [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 3].Content: Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 26 minutes). The panelists continue to speak about how the length, content, and style of articles on the arts have changed over time including the various influences on what makes it into their publications; closing remarks.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 44 min.) : polyester; half-track; 1.785 ips; 5 in.Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise including "tape hiss," but the panelists' voices are easily intelligible. The questions from the audience are less easily intelligible.
DescriptionDance Critics' Conference: Editors' panel; recorded by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on January 6, 1978. Panelists: Rita Katz Farrell (moderator), [Donald] Glenne Currie (United Press International), Stan Goldstein (Camden Courier Post), Allen Hughes (New York Times), Richard Philip (Dance magazine) and Chris Williams (Washington Post). The panelists' discussion includes their responses to audience questions.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 184951055NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118353Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d1abecb0-216f-0136-82ad-65fc69a957b3
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