Scott Salmon (published 1986)

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Title

Scott Salmon (published 1986)

Description

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 conversation moves on to his transition to working with the camera for film work in Hollywood, particularly in La Cage aux Folles. In that production there are male dancers wearing female clothing, and Salmon describes how he tried to create an open environment where both masculine and feminine traits could be expressed, traits which he feels are present in all people. He wonders if this freedom is something that also exists in the British dance world. He admires the enthusiasm for and quality of theater that he has experienced in England.

Biographical note:
Scott Salmon was an American director and choreographer. He was born in 1943 and made his Broadway debut in the 1966 production of Mame. He received an Emmy nomination in 1985 for his choreography of The 57th Annual Academy Awards Show, and a Tony nomination for his choreography of La Cage aux Folles in 1983. Beginning in 1990 Salmon began directing the Radio City Music Hall Easter show, and went on to direct their Christmas Spectacular. He passed away in 1993.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

March 25, 1986

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Copyright

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Is Part Of

Newman, B. (May 1986). Speaking of Dance. The Dancing Times.

Identifier

Salmon_Scott_1986_B.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Scott Salmon

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Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

Salmon_Scott_1986_B.mp3

Duration

00:06:00

Bit Rate/Frequency

64 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Scott Salmon, 1943-1993

Files

Collection

Citation

“Scott Salmon (published 1986),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed June 16, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/84.

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