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Beth Dean interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 938206
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Dean, Beth, 1918-2012, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1975 Dec. 4 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 60 min.) 
Series

Hazel de Berg collection ; DeB 902

Summary

In this interview Beth Dean expounds on her attitudes to life and to dance. The interview begins with details of Dean's family background and her dance training. She goes on to talk about her early performing career in musicals and her arrival in Australia with Victor Carell to appear in Annie get your gun. The interview includes a discussion of the creation of her ballet Corroboree and to many other pieces she has made for the theatre, for television and for festivals, including the 1968 Cultural Olympics in Mexico and the 1972 South Pacific Festival of Arts in Fiji. Dean also refers to her many publications written jointly with her husband Victor Carell and to her experiences living amongst Aboriginal communities in Australia.

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (21 p.) 
Subjects Dean, Beth, - 1918-2012 - Interviews.  |  Authors, Australian - Interviews.  |  Dancers - Australia - Interviews.
Other authors/contributors De Berg, Hazel, 1913-1984, Interviewer

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    ORAL TRC 1/902
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    Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)
    ORAL TRC 1/902 (transcript)
    Copy: Transcript
    Petherick Reading Room (Oral History)

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