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|Named Person:||Janet Mansfield Soares; Donya Feuer; Paul Sanasardo; Pearl Lang; Twyla Tharp; Rose Marie Wright; Sheila Raj; Graciela Figueroa; Kermit Love; Vicky Shick; Amy Spencer; Jo McKendry; Dana Reitz|
|Material Type:||Audio book, etc.|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sara Rudner; Rose Anne Thom
|Notes:||For transcript, see: *MGZMT 3-2091.
Interviewed by Rose Ann Thom, February and March 1995, in New York City.
|Description:||5 sound cassettes (7 hr.) + 1 transcript (233 leaves ; 28 cm.)|
Cassette 2. Recorded March 3, 1995. Ms. Rudner discusses her early work with Tharp including ReMoves; Tharp's process and personality; early Tharp works including Generation and Medley; other dancers who worked with Tharp; ballet teachers Richard Thomas and Barbara Fallis; Rose Marie Wright; Sheila Raj; Graciela Figuerola; Tharp's dance Suite; Tharp as a dancer; The Bix pieces; her own changing attitude within Tharp's work; the depth of Tharp's work and how it has affected her.
Cassette 3. Recorded March 21, 1995. Poor sound quality. Ms. Rudner discusses Tharp's piece Eight jelly rolls; costume designer Kermit Love; critical responses to Tharp's work; Rudner's feelings about dance criticism; her decision to leave Tharp's company; watching Tharp's success; working briefly with Pilobolus; her own choreography; collaborating with Wendy Rogers; the Five hour piece; Risa Jaroslow and Wendy Perron; other early pieces; a quartet with David Gordon; Valda Setterfield and Douglas Dunn; returning to work with Tharp; Tharp's Baker's dozen, Sinatra suite and Short stories; conflicts in Tharp's company; Rudner's detached retina; and her realisation that she could not dance and maintain a company simultaneously.
Cassette 4. Recorded March 31, 1995. Ms. Rudner discusses her own dancing; injury and arthritis; thoughts on training; her own physicality and approach to movement; Tharp's Fait accompli; responses to Rudner's dancing; receiving a "Bessie" award; more on the quality of her dancing; her approach to improvisation; the choreographer/dancer relationship; Vicky Shick; Amy Spencer; Jo McKendry; teaching; discussions with Tharp in relation to teaching and the possibility of a school; establishing herself as a choreographer.
Cassette 5. March 31 continued. Ms. Rudner discusses the origins and development of her work with Dana Reitz and Jennifer Tipton; discovering osteoarthritis in her hip; having a child; more on teaching and returning to choreography; plans for future work; and her hopes to combine her interest in choreography and pedagogy.
- Soares, Janet Mansfield.
- Feuer, Donya.
- Sanasardo, Paul.
- Lang, Pearl.
- Tharp, Twyla.
- ReMoves (Choreographic work : Tharp)
- Jam (Choreographic work : Tharp)
- Generation (Choreographic work : Tharp)
- Medley (Choreographic work : Tharp)
- Wright, Rose Marie.
- Raj, Sheila.
- Figueroa, Graciela.
- Love, Kermit.
- Shick, Vicky.
- Spencer, Amy.
- McKendry, Jo.
- Reitz, Dana.
- Bix pieces (Choreographic work : Tharp)
- Eight jelly rolls (Choreographic work : Tharp)
- Baker's dozen (Choreographic work : Tharp)
- Sinatra suite (Choreographic work : Tharp)
- Short stories (Choreographic work : Tharp)
- Fait accompli (Choreographic work : Tharp)