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Papers of Rex Reid, 1949-1973 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1070680
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Reid, Rex, 1921-2000
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1949-1973] 
3.10 m. (10 boxes) + 1 fol. box + 1 outsize package. 
Summary

MS Acc01/175 comprises press cuttings, programs, photographs, notes, scripts and other papers (10 boxes, 1 fol. box, 1 outsize package).

Biography/History

Dancer, choreographer, artistic director and teacher. Rex Thomas Reid was born in Adelaide in 1921. At the age of 15 Reid won a scholarship that took him to London to study at the Vic-Wells Ballet. In Europe, Reid pursued a professional dance career with several companies including Mona Inglesby's International Ballet Company, London Ballet and Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels. He also performed in West End revues. In 1970 Reid returned to Australia to join the West Australian Ballet as artistic director, 1970-1974. He was also associated with the Australian Ballet and Dance Theatre Victoria and, as choreographer, Reid produced works for the Ballet Guild and Ballet Victoria. With the closure of the Dance Theatre Victoria, Reid worked as a teacher in many countries in south and south-east Asia. In 1983 Reid was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Reid died in Melbourne in 2000.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc01/175.

Related Material Interview with Rex Reid, ballet dancer and choreographer, about Natasha Kirsta, ballet school administrator; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1986/3-5.  Rex Reid interviewed by James Murdoch; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1982. 
Subjects Reid, Rex, 1921-2000 -- Archives.  |  West Australian Ballet Company -- Officials and employees -- Archives.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Choreographers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Ballet companies -- Western Australia.  |  Ballet -- Production and direction -- Australia.  |  Ballet -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1949-1973 
Occupation Ballet dancers.  |  Choreographers.  |  Artistic directors.
Terms of Use Copying of Rex Reid's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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