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Coral Martindale (Aubert) interview : Oral history interview, Oct. 23, 1996

Author: Coral Martindale; Barbara Hayley
Publisher: ©1996.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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Coral Martindale (Aubert) discusses dancing at the Henry St. Settlement as a student; how she met Alwin Nikolais and became involved in the Henry Street Playhouse; what were Mr. Nikolais' ideas for class and the impact of dancing in his work; choreographing solos and duets; dancing in Disc section of Kaleidoscope; dancing with Bill Frank; how Nikolais handled gender; what took her to Chemical Bank and her rise up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video
Dance
Interview
Named Person: Coral Martindale; Murray Louis; Alwin Nikolais
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Coral Martindale; Barbara Hayley
OCLC Number: 639575386
Notes: Oral history of six Alwin Nikolais Dancers, Henry St. Playhouse Dance Company, 1948 to 1960s: Gladys Bailin, Phyllis Lamhut, Murray Louis, Coral Martindale, Beverly Schmidt (Blossom), Dorothy Vislocky.
Credits: Videography by Dennis Diamond and Michael P. Hesse (Video D Studios) ; video dubbing, titling and credits by Sheldon Jones and Derek Toten.
Research assistance: Susan Kraft, Monica Moseley, Madeleine Nichols, Charles Perrier, Pat Rader of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, and Murray Louis and Frank Garcia, the Nikolais Louis Archives.
Performer(s): Interviewee, Coral Martindale (Aubert) ; interviewer, Barbara Hayley.
Event notes: Videotaped during interview at the Nikolais Louis dance studio, on Oct. 23, 1996.
Description: 1 videodisc (NTSC) (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: produced and interviewed by Barbara Hayley.

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Coral Martindale (Aubert) discusses dancing at the Henry St. Settlement as a student; how she met Alwin Nikolais and became involved in the Henry Street Playhouse; what were Mr. Nikolais' ideas for class and the impact of dancing in his work; choreographing solos and duets; dancing in Disc section of Kaleidoscope; dancing with Bill Frank; how Nikolais handled gender; what took her to Chemical Bank and her rise up the ladder to become Vice President; teaching workshops and seminars in her Harlem bank to assist small business owners with obtaining loans; teaching creative dance to urban kids in Brooklyn; her personal life changing experience of dealing with a brain tumor; her role in the company as an African American dancer including racism during touring; where modern dance is going and its lack of connection with the community.

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