Patricia Wilde (unpublished)

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Title

Patricia Wilde (unpublished)

Description

Wilde discusses moments gone wrong on stage, particularly a time when she jumped over two dancers, tripped over a skirt that was popping up, and went down instead of up, landing in an arabesque pose, then managing to get herself upward. This interview was not included in Newman's books.

Biographical note:

Patricia White was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1928 and followed in her sister Nora’s footsteps to become a dancer. She joined the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo and changed her name from White to Wilde, as her sister was already part of the company. She joined the New York City Ballet in 1950 and created many roles for George Balanchine. Critic Toby Tobias wrote of her, “Her forte was allegro, She was a terre-à-terre dancer, the girl with the gorgeous jump. She has the fastest feet on the City Center Stage.” After leaving New York City Ballet in 1965, she taught in Geneva and at American Ballet Theatre and was the Director of the Pittsburgh Ballet.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

June 5, 1979

Rights

Copyright

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Identifier

wilde1979jun05_sideb_clip.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Patricia Wilde

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Master

wilde1979jun05_sidea.wav
wilde1979jun05_sideb.wav

Duration

00:01:18

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps/24 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Patricia Wilde, 1928-

Location

New York, NY

Files

Collection

Citation

“Patricia Wilde (unpublished),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 28, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/38.

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