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Paul Hammond interviewed by Mark Gordon in the Esso Performing Arts collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2420420
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Hammond, Paul, 1922-2010, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to transcript open for research; written permission required for research use of tapes and written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1989 
11 tape reels (ca. 480 min) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 tracks, mono ; 7 in. 
Series

Esso Performing Arts collection

Summary

Hammond speaks of his childhood and education; interest in de Basils touring Russian ballets; dance lessons from Helene Kirsova and Mischa Burlahov whilst at school and later when working as a bank clerk; experiences dancing with the newly formed Kirsova ballet; Kirsova's technique and philosophies; ballet in Australia in the 1930s and 1940s; experiences with Borovansky Ballet Company and J.C. Williamson organization; Borovansky's ideas on dance; working with Sir Robert Helpmann in the film the Red Shoes; experiences with the Metropolitan Ballet in England and the Brussels Opera; returning to Australia and rejoining Borovansky Ballet; the founding of the Australian Ballet; and his work as a choreographer, teacher and archivist.

Notes

Transcript includes photographs.

Part of a collection of oral history interviews produced by the Esso Performing Arts and Oral History Archive Project.

Recorded in South Melbourne, Victoria, on February 21 and 22.

Digital master; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (typescript, 148 p.) 
Subjects Hammond, Paul, - 1922-2010 - Interviews.  |  Kirsova Australian Ballet - History.  |  Australian Ballet - History.  |  Ballet dancers - Australia - Biography.  |  Ballet dancers - Australia - Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-  |  Gordon, Mark V., 1956-, Interviewer  |  National Library of Australia  |  Esso Australia  |  Esso Performing Arts and Oral History Archive Project

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