Allegra Kent (published 1988)

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Title

Allegra Kent (published 1988)

Description

Kent discusses coaching the Royal Ballet's production of Bugaku, and approaches in movement required by certain ballets, for instance, the extremes required by Balanchine ballets. Relates early motivation for choosing to study ballet and her early training. Kent elaborates on her "leaves" from the NYCB company, her family and Balanchine's reaction. The interview ends with Kent's praise of her influences-her early instructors, Carmelita Maracci, Irina Nijinska, and Balanchine.

Biographical note:
Allegra Kent was born in 1938. She began her study with Bronislava and Irina Nijinska, and with Carmelita Maracci in Los Angeles. In 1952, she moved to New York City to study at the School of American Ballet, where she soon began her career as a dancer for the New York City Ballet. A muse of Balanchine's, she held the role of the company's principle dancer from 1957-1966. After over thirty years, she retired from dance in 1981. She is currently the Director for the Stamford City Ballet and also works as a freelance instructor.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

March 8, 1988

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Is Part Of

Newman, B. (May 1988). Speaking of Dance. The Dancing Times.

Identifier

Kent_Allegra_1988.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Allegra Kent

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Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

BNDA_Kent_Allegra_1988_03_08_A.wav

Duration

00:05:58

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Allegra Kent, 1938-

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Collection

Citation

“Allegra Kent (published 1988),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed June 16, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/96.

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