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Bill Akers interviewed by Michelle Potter [sound recording]
Bib ID 1565943
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Akers, Bill (William Arthur), 1929-2010, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2002 Feb. 23 
5 digital audio tapes (ca. 243 min.) 
Summary

William Akers, theatrical director and Director of Productions, Australian Ballet, speaks of his family background; his interest in the theatre; working at the Rathbone Academy of Dramatic Art; joining the John Alden Shakespeare Company as actor and choreographer; his education and his first interest in dance; performing in radio serials; Joyce Graeme and the National Theatre Ballet; The Borovansky Ballet; the Australian production of 'Corroboree' by Rex Reid; his work for Garnet H. Carroll with Jessie Matthews; his secondment to the Borovansky Ballet as the Assistant Stage Manager; his view of Edouard Borovansky; the work of the Borovansky Ballet including some of their dancers and their competition; his views on artistic directors such as Peggy van Praagh, Borovansky, Leon Kellaway, Rudolf Nureyev and Erik Bruhn; his work as a lighting director and his aim to highlight bodies rather than sets; his work as Lighting Director for the Borovansky Ballet and their production of 'Display'; his views on Robert Helpmann.

Notes

Recorded on Feb. 23, 2002 in Melbourne, Vic.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217496931

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 101 leaves) 
Subjects Akers, Bill (William Arthur), 1929-2010 -- Interviews.  |  Borovansky Ballet.  |  Australian Ballet.  |  Theatrical managers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Theatrical producers and directors -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Ballet programs -- Australia.  |  Dance production -- Australia.
Occupation Theatrical managers.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-, Interviewer
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