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Harold Collins interviewed by Bill Stephens [sound recording]
Bib ID 2220244
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Collins, Harold, 1942-2011, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies, written permission required from the National Library of Australia for public use. 
Description 1986, 1991 
5 tape reels (ca. 305 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, stereo ; 10 in. 
Summary

Collins, a choreographer, speaks about his parents and their background in dance; early ballet lessons; Charles Lisner; Royal Ballet School; his adolescence; Lisner Ballet, later the Queensland Ballet; National Ballet of New Zealand; studying and working in America; London Festival Ballet; Margot Fonteyn and other renowned dancers; returning to Australia after the death of his father; Harry Haythorne as Artistic Director at Queensland Ballet; Graeme Murphy; production of Cinderella by Walter Gore; La Sylphide; artistic policies of the Queensland Ballet; the dismissal of Harry Haythorne; appointment as Artistic Director; financial constraints upon artistic integrity; developing the Company's repertoire; works he has choreographed, including Salome.

Notes

Related biographical information about Collins available.

Recorded at the National Library of Australia, Canberra on 13 and 15 August 1986, and 12 September 1991.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-198122888

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available of tapes 1-3 (typescript, 110 leaves) 
Subjects Collins, Harold, 1942-2011 -- Interviews.  |  Queensland Ballet.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Choreographers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Dance teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Ballet -- Study and teaching.
Other authors/contributors Stephens, Bill, 1936-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 2048 (transcript)
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