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Interview With Keith Lee

Lee, Keith

(Spoken-word CD - 2010)
Interview With Keith Lee
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Disc 2 (ca. 35 min.). Keith Lee speaks with Barbara Cole about his decision to leave American Ballet Theatre; working with Alvin Ailey at American Ballet Theatre on Ailey's The river; auditioning successfully for the workshop production of Jelly's last jam; working on the filming of Harald Lander's Etudes while at American Ballet Theatre; his first experiences teaching and the developing of his teaching skills; the progression of his career towards the founding of the Dance Theatre of Lynchburg; other aspects of his creative life; his book On the threshold of the dream (c2007); combining work and family; the role he sees himself for in the world. Disc 1 (ca. 49 min.). Keith Lee speaks with Barbara Cole about his personal background and early dance training; while still in high school working with George Balanchine; the abundance of opportunities that came to him early in his career including working with Harkness Youth Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; his younger students performing Doris Humphrey's The shakers; dancing José Limón's The moor's pavane; his experience as the first African American man to sign a permanent contract with American Ballet Theatre; more on the issue of race in dance; working with Antony Tudor, in particular in connection with his work Dark elegies; working with Agnes de Mille when he danced in her Fall river legend.
Publisher: 2010
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (ca. 85 min.): digital ; 4 3/4 in. + transcript (46 leaves)
Additional Contributors: Cole, Barbara 1928-

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