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Dick Cavett interview with Ashtonposted on DanceViewTimes

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#1 Alexandra


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Posted 15 July 2004 - 01:39 PM

Many thanks to Mme. Hermine for finding this interview, transcribing it, AND getting permission for us to use it!

Dick Cavett Interview with Ashton

#2 Jane Simpson

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 07:48 AM

I wonder if the place name Mme. Hermine couldn't quite pick up could be Aix-les-Bains? Ashton spent a holiday with Stein and Toklas near there one year, according to Julie Kavanagh's book.

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 07:52 AM

It could be, Jane. I'll take another listen. Thanks!

#4 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 08:35 AM

This is a wonderful interview.

It's a trivial recollection and not central to any of Ashton's points, but according to the Taper biography (p. 180) Balanchine asked for the credit "choreography by" in 1936 for On Your Toes rather than Agnes deMille for a later work like Rodeo.

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