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TITLE:»SUBTITLE:»FRANCOISE MARTINET (1934-  )

 

»Interview and associated papers

5 items and audiovisual2 items and audiovisual

»QUANTITY:»

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »audiocassette was donated by WSUI (donor no. 203)» in 1998.

ACCESS:

The audiocassette is open for research.

AUDIOVISUAL:

»One audiocassette shelved in audiocassette collection (AC414).

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Margaret Richardson, 1998.Your name, year»

REVISED BY:

Robert Jett, July 20, 1998, version WORD97.


 

»Biography

Francoise Martinet was born in Morocco at the time of the French  in Casablanca. The family moved to Spokane, Washington in 1949 where Martinet found a dance teacher.  At age fifteen she went to New York trying to pass as eighteen and attempted to join a dance club.  Her ruse did not work and she returned to Spokane.  She sought advice from dance teacher Mary Anne Wells, known as the teacher of leading dancers Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino. Eventually she studied with Robert Joffrey in New York city.

 

When Martinet came to the University of Iowa in 1978 the dance program was a part of the Department of Physical Education for Women.  Students could acquire a B.A. in physical education with a certificate in dance.  The program has since become a fully autonomous program with BA, BFA, and MFA degrees.  Martinet retired from the University of Iowa Dance Department in December, 1997.

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Scope and Content Note

 

Begin text here:The collection consists of an audio tape of a interview of Martinet dated January 4, 1998 by Winston Barclay of WSUI, the radio broadcasting service of the University of Iowa.  Barclay opens the interview referring to the almost twenty years Professor Martinet served on the Dance Department faculty.  The ensuing discussion between them deals with changes in dance training, innovation, and work practices.  Martinet ends the interview with a summary of her dance training philosophy.

 

The summary transcription of the interview, a University of Iowa Dance Department Newsletter on Martinet, and newspaper clippings complete the collection.

 

 

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SCVF           Description

 

Folder 1

A modified transcription of a radio interview between Winston Barclay and Francoise Martinet, January 4, 1998.

 

The Universityof Iowa Dance Department newsletter, Winter 1998.

 

Newspaper clippings, 1978