Brockway Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Merrill Brockway

Interviewed by: Jim Drake

Veteran Musical Variety and Documentary director Merrill Brockway (Great Perfomances: Dance in America, American Masters) discusses his long directorial career showcasing some of the most memorable dance and musical routines in the history of television.

Merrill Brockway recounts what George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp taught him about dance and directing it.

Brockway recollects his path from stagehand to director at WCAU TV in Philadelphia.

How Girish Bhargava and George Balanchine helped him develop a technique for editing performances.