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Interview with George Faison, 1976

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Interview with George Faison, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Faison, George, 1945- (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-12-12
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-631 Side A
Faison, George, Albert, 1945-
Smalls, Charlie -- Wiz
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Gazelle (Choreographic work : Faison)
Hobo sapiens (Choreographic work : Faison)
Radio programs
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately one hour and two minutes). John Gruen introduces his guest George Faison and speaks about the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's current season; George Faison speaks with Gruen about his early training and his career as a dancer and choreographer including his work Gazelle [a recording of A long time ago, by Yusef Lateef and used in Gazelle is played]; Faison's work Hobo sapiens [commercial announcements]; choreographing the musical The Wiz [a recording of music by Béla Bartók, used in Faison's work Poppy is played]; his upcoming tour with Stevie Wonder; his sources of inspiration; closing remarks [commercial announcements; news].
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNCN, New York 1976, December 12 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 excellent.
Interview with George Faison conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on December 12, 1976 by radio station WNCN, New York on its series The sound of dance.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 80956273
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118449
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 43a1a940-c27b-0135-798e-158ab78ef14d
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  • 1976: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with George Faison" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with George Faison" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 6, 2021.

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Interview with George Faison