Interview with Michael Smuin and review notes, Meadowland Festival, 1977

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Title
Interview with Michael Smuin and review notes, Meadowland Festival, 1977
Names
Smuin, Michael (Interviewee)
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-07
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-839
Topics
Rorem, Ned, 1923- -- Eleven studies for eleven players
San Francisco Ballet
Dance companies -- Economic aspects
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1977 San Francisco (Calif.)
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.
Acquisition: Gift Walter Terry
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 46 minutes). Walter Terry speaks about the San Francisco Ballet and Michael Smuin, its director; the program Terry saw on July 28 including [John] McFall's Beethoven Quartets; Lew Christensen's Il distratto; and Michael Smuin's Songs of Mahler; the history of the company [this section of the recording ends at approximately 14:40 minutes]. Michael Smuin speaks with Terry about the renaissance of the company; the company's financial difficulties and how they were resolved; his night club act with Paula [Tracy] including his thoughts on ballet, vaudeville, and entertaining an audience; plans for future seasons; whether his background including the Mormon religion has influenced his work; dance companies and labor unions including the various unions at the company; the difficulty of making a profit [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 12 minutes). Michael Smuin speaks with Walter Terry about the possibility of forming a junior company; his thoughts on guest artists [interview ends at approximately 3:06]; Terry speaks about the dances he saw at the Meadowland Festival, directed by Norbert Vesak, at Dominican College [now Dominican University of California], at the Forest Meadows Ampitheatre, including dances choreographed to Ned Rorem's Eleven studies for eleven players; the theater, Forest Meadows Ampitheatre.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 58 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by occasional gaps and extraneous noise, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Description
Interview with Michael Smuin conducted by Walter Terry in San Francisco, California in July, 1976, and Terry's notes on the Meadowland Festival at Dominican College, in San Rafael, California.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 82403206
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118668
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fc4894f0-795f-0136-6e80-6b61ede42069
Rights Statement
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  • 1977: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Michael Smuin and review notes, Meadowland Festival" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f4ffe4a0-c31b-0133-45c0-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Michael Smuin and review notes, Meadowland Festival" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 14, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f4ffe4a0-c31b-0133-45c0-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Interview with Michael Smuin and review notes, Meadowland Festival Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f4ffe4a0-c31b-0133-45c0-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Michael Smuin and review notes, Meadowland Festival