Michael Kustow (published 1989)

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Title

Michael Kustow (published 1989)

Description

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 him. He also relates the history of his relationship with Channel 4: he was the network's first Commissioning Editor for Arts and as a result of his programming, it became known for its innovative form and content. As such, Kustow explores the intersection of dance and the arts with television, relating it to the larger framework of modernity. Other topics covered include his background in theatre, namely Shakespeare and Brecht.

Biographical note:
Michael Kustow was born in London in 1939. The writer, director, producer, and avant-gardist has been director of the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, associate director of the National Theatre, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Channel 4's first Commissioning Editor for Arts. Kustow is also the author of several books, including a biography of Peter Brook.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

March 21, 1989

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Copyright

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Is Part Of

Newman, B. (May 1989). Speaking of Dance. The Dancing Times.

Identifier

Kustow_Michael_1989.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Michael Kustow

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

BNDA_Kustow_Michael_1989_03_21_A.wav

Duration

00:06:04

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Michael Kustow, 1939-

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Collection

Citation

“Michael Kustow (published 1989),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 28, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/95.

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