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Paul Saliba interviewed by Michelle Potter in the Keep dancing oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1836664
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Saliba, Paul, 1949-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 130 min.) 
Series

Keep dancing oral history project.

Summary

Saliba, dancer and choreographer, discusses the NAISDA program; his early dance training; the importance of mentors and passing on of knowledge; children's TV program "Southern Stars"; role of Joanne Priest and Elizabeth Dalman in his early life; joining the Australian Ballet School; his wish to inspire students; joining Australian Ballet; coaching by Anne Woolliams and the choreographic workshops in the Australian Ballet in the 1970s. He then talks about going to New York to study with Martha Graham; breaking his pelvis; the Graham technique; influence of New York; touring with the Australian Ballet; returning to Sydney Dance Company; his choreographic process and his attitude to competition in dance and life. Saliba then discusses leaving Sydney Dance Company; experiences in Bali; challenge and struggle of teaching and developing Indigenous dance theatre and the importance of documenting dance in Australia.

Notes

Recorded on Apr. 5, 2000 in Sydney.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 42 leaves) 
Subjects Saliba, Paul, 1949- -- Interviews.  |  National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association.  |  Choreographers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Dancers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Dancers.  |  Choreographers.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-, Interviewer

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