National Library of Australia

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Maina Gielgud interviewed by Michelle Potter [sound recording]
Bib ID 2243063
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Gielgud, Maina, 1945-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1994-1995 
6 digital audio tapes (ca. 361 min.) 
Summary

Session 1: Gielgud talks about the reception enjoyed by the Australian Ballet's tour of the United States; identity of Australian Ballet and the concept of the company as a young company as well as discussing the ages of dancers generally. She then describes her management style; repertoire of the Australian Ballet, the changes that she has seen since 1993 and the reasons behind her application for the position of artistic director. Gielgud then discusses the innovations that she has achieved in this position. She also speaks of the occurrence of injuries suffered by dancers, in particular stress fractures. Session 2: Gielgud talks about the decision not to continue her contract as artistic director from the end of 1996. Session 3: The search for a new artistic director and the possibility and viability of a second company is discussed. Session 4: Gielgud talks about the appointment of the new artistic director.

Biography/History

Maina Gielgud - dancer and artistic director

Notes

The interview was recorded in four sessions; each session covers a different topic.

Recorded between 6 November 1994 and 29 August 1995, at Melbourne, Vic.; and on 22 November 1995, at Sydney, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript (typescript, 94 leaves) 
Subjects Gielgud, Maina, 1945- -- Interviews.  |  Choreographers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Choreographers.  |  Ballet dancers.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-, Interviewer

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    ORAL TRC 3165
    Copy: Recording
    Special Collections Reading Room
    ORAL TRC 3165 (transcript)
    Copy: Transcript
    Special Collections Reading Room

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.