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Janet Karin interviewed by Bill Stephens, 1996 [sound recording]
Bib ID 2544479
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Karin, Janet, 1938-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1996 
3 digital audio tapes (ca. 360 min.) 
Summary

Karin recalls her early years in Melbourne as a dance student of Laurel Martyn and rehearsing for the Victorian Ballet Guild at the age of 16 years; her work with the Borovansky Ballet; her eventual transition to the Australian Ballet; her early experiences in the Australian Ballet and of coping with new roles; the ballet company's role and purpose; her retirement from the the Australian Ballet and from dancing; the reasons for selecting Canberra to set up a dance studio; well known dancers, teachers and choreographers with whom she had trained and worked; her techniques in training dancers and the productions undertaken by the National Capital Dancers.

Biography/History

At the time of interview Janet Karin held the position of Artistic Director of the National Capital Ballet School (Canberra, A.C.T.)

Notes

Recorded on Mar. 10 - Mar. 12, 1996 at Canberra, A.C.T.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 117 leaves) 
Subjects Karin, Janet, 1938- -- Interviews.  |  Australian Ballet.  |  National Capital Dancers (Canberra, A.C.T.) -- Performances.  |  National Capital Ballet School (Canberra, A.C.T.)  |  Dance teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Ballet -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
Occupation Dance teachers.  |  Ballet dancers.
Other authors/contributors Stephens, Bill, 1936-, Interviewer

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