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Interview With Julie Kent

Speaking of Dancing Oral History Project
Kent, Julie (Film - 2011 )
Interview With Julie Kent
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Julie Kent, principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre (ABT), is interviewed by Rose Anne Thom. Kent speaks about her early training with Hortensia Fonseca; her interest in the narrative aspect of ballet; her early corps de ballet roles at ABT, particularly in The sleeping beauty; how she interprets roles in ballets, and the relationship between technique and the dramatic aspects of dance; how she was influenced by other dancers, by her husband Victor Barbee, and by her coach Georgina Parkinson; her relationships with three directors of ABT, namely Jane Hermann, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Kevin McKenzie, and with her partners; the experience of dancing in contemporary ballets, including works by Antony Tudor and Merce Cunningham; having works choreographed on her, including Lar Lubovitch's Othello; how her interpretations of roles have changed over the course of her career; and how having children has affected her career.
Authors: Kent, Julie
Statement of Responsibility: interviewer, Rose Anne Thom
Title: Interview with Julie Kent
Speaking of Dancing Oral History Project
[electronic resource]
Publisher: 2011
Country of Producing Entity: U.S
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (85 min.) : sd., col. + transcript (41 leaves)
Notes: Interview with Julie Kent conducted by Rose Anne Thom on Oct. 26, 2011 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City, as part of the Speaking of Dancing Oral History Project
Credits: Video production and post-production, François Bernadi.
Performers: Interviewee, Julie Kent.
Event: Videotaped at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Oct. 26, 2011
Summary: Julie Kent, principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre (ABT), is interviewed by Rose Anne Thom. Kent speaks about her early training with Hortensia Fonseca; her interest in the narrative aspect of ballet; her early corps de ballet roles at ABT, particularly in The sleeping beauty; how she interprets roles in ballets, and the relationship between technique and the dramatic aspects of dance; how she was influenced by other dancers, by her husband Victor Barbee, and by her coach Georgina Parkinson; her relationships with three directors of ABT, namely Jane Hermann, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Kevin McKenzie, and with her partners; the experience of dancing in contemporary ballets, including works by Antony Tudor and Merce Cunningham; having works choreographed on her, including Lar Lubovitch's Othello; how her interpretations of roles have changed over the course of her career; and how having children has affected her career.
Funding Information: The recording of this interview was made possible by a gift from Anne H. Bass
System Details: Streaming video
Subject Headings: Audiotapes Kent, J Ballet Study and teaching Ballet dancers American Ballet Theatre Tudor, Antony, 1909-1987 Hermann, Jane Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- McKenzie, Kevin Parkinson, Georgina Barbee, Victor Kent, Julie
Topical Term: Audiotapes
Ballet
Ballet dancers
Donor Note: Oral History Project Video Series
Research Call Number: *MGZMT 3-7022
*MGZIDVD 5-7022
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