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nerina1979oct16_tape1_sidea_clip.mp3
Nerina discusses the importance of being trained at a very young age. She mentions how her teachers’ personalities influenced her repertoire. She also discusses starting her professional career at the Sadler’s Wells company and how she created the…

jeffries1979jun30_sideb_clip.mp3
Jefferies discusses individuality in dance versus doing what is asked of oneself. He also describes his natural approach to and feelings for the character roles he takes on, and connecting his comfort with each to levels of confidence. Biographical…

gable1979jul31_tape2_sidea_clip.mp3
Gable discusses what makes a great solo: appearing organic and adding to the story, instead of stopping the story. Good choreography, he feels, should be an expression of an emotion, not an expression of dancing. Gable discusses the difficult work of…

Bourne_Val_1988.mp3
Bourne talks about the history of the Dance Umbrella festival, beginning with its first performance at Riverside Studios at the ICA London. This 1988 interview marks the 10th anniversary of the Dance Umbrella. In 1988, Bourne was awarded the…

Chorley_Asya_1987.mp3
Chorley discusses Sotheby's role as a dealer and their relationship to buyers, private collections and museums. Chorley emphasizes the importance of provenance and discloses that many fakes exist on the market. Her obligation is to authenticate…

Salmon_Scott_1986_B.mp3
Salmon talks about the rapid pace and turnover of productions in the New York of the time. He describes his opinion on joy being the best motivator of dance rather than the militaristic attitudes he experienced with some choreographers. The…

Phillips_Ailne_1985_A.mp3
Ailne Phillips discusses teaching at Sadler's Wells Ballet School under the direction of the "extraordinary" Ninette de Valois (referred to here simply as "Madam"), including the structure of the school and style of coaching and instruction. In…

Dunlop_Geoff_1985.mp3
Geoff Dunlap discusses his career as videographer for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, filming them for British Television. Mr. Dunlop describes Merce Cunningham as a singular genius who is consistent and ordered with an inquiring mind, always…

Layton_Joe_1988.mp3
Layton discusses the difficulty of finding good experienced dancers in London because there are too many shows and not enough dancers, which affects the quality. Conversely in New York, there are not enough shows and too many dancers. Layton…

Kustow_Michael_1989.mp3
In this interview, Kustow discusses at length how his career in contemporary dance developed through his interest in contemporary music. He describes being a student at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the late 1960s and John Cage's influence on…

Anderson_Lea_1987.mp3
Anderson discusses attending art school at St. Martins and dance theater at Middlesex College before joining the Laban Centre. Anderson also studied music, which plays a significant role in her pieces as they use almost all original music. Anderson…

Wall_2008.mp3
Wall discusses the importance of theater/drama in maintaining and encouraging his interest in dance. He also discusses his influences, including dancers David Blair, John Cranko and Rudolph Nureyev, as well as actor John Scofield.Biographical…
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