Rebecca Kelly

Interviewed By Nina Wallace

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Princeton (00:46)
diplomat (00:47)
London (00:51)
Kartoum, Sudan (00:53)
dance (01:20)
coreographer (01:28)
dancer (01:31)
ballet (02:01)
Bryn Mahr (02:34)
religion (02:43)
sanskrit (02:45)
village (03:31)
W13th (03:45)
1973 (03:52)
modern dance (04:21)
Merce Cunningham (04:25)
Wideman (04:46)
trying dance (04:50)
Broadway/prince/houston (06:17)
2500 sq ft (08:12)
4 dancers (08:45)
raw space (09:22)
plumbing (09:32)
throw down key (10:19)
studio (16:29)
Applebee Foundation and Studio (16:37)
Applebee salons (16:44)
works in process (16:51)
finished works (16:53)
dept of cultural affairs (18:01)
certification (18:09)
ballet (24:10)
modern (24:16)
board (24:26)
1979 (25:36)
toured europe (25:49)
theaters (25:57)
1991 (27:23)
ballet (27:34)
Rebecca Kelly Ballet (27:35)
baby (27:51)
precision (28:08)
Kids Commotion (30:11)
taught in school's (30:41)
Grace Church school (32:31)
lost leases (46:10)
food stores left (47:24)
chains came (47:30)
food store left (48:06)
we went to galleries all the time. Thats just what people did (49:59)
gallery in Ausable (51:00)
I feel bound to this place until ecomomics drive us out (59:17)
construction (01:07:00)
dancing is very competitive (01:14:31)
crowds (01:15:09)
influx of tourists (01:16:28)
Crowdedness is kind of mind-boggling (01:16:52)
visitors (01:17:02)

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Interview Data

Date of Interview
February 9, 2016
Location of Interview
Home of Storyteller
Date of birth
February 10, 1951
Place of birth
Princeton, New Jersey
Occupations
Choreographer - Contemporary Ballet
Dates in Neighborhood
1974 to date of interview
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SoHo Stories: A Neighborhood Oral History Project

This oral history project is a partnership between The New York Public Library and The SoHo Memory Project. This project will collect oral histories of people who have lived or worked in SoHo and train community members to conduct these interviews.  Longtime residents and those who have worked in SoHo are invited to share their neighborhood stories, documenting the past and present history of these communities.  Interviews will be available in a preservation archive at The Milstein Division for U.S. History, Local History, and Genealogy, as well as on the New York Public Library website.