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Dame Margaret Scott interviewed by Michelle Potter in the Esso Performing Arts collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2697100
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Scott, Margaret, 1922-2019, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1993 Apr 
11 sound tape reels (ca. 358 min.) ; 7 in. 
Series

Esso Performing Arts collection.

Summary

After discussing her childhood and dance training in South Africa and her early career as a dancer in London with Sadler's Wells Ballet, Dame Margaret Scott spends some time talking about her experiences with Ballet Rambert. She talks in particular about touring with the company during war time, the company's repertoire and the Australian tour and gives an personal account of Marie Rambert the company's founder/director. The interview also includes references to Scott's engagement by the choreographer John Cranko and a discussion of her role as founding director of the Australian Ballet School.

Biography/History

Dame Margaret Scott was the founder director of the Australian Ballet School.

Notes

Recorded between 5 and 6 of April 1993 and in Melbourne, Vic.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 pages) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 126 leaves) available. 
Subjects Scott, Margaret, 1922-2019 -- Interviews.  |  Australian Ballet School.  |  Ballet Rambert.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Ballet dancers.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-, Interviewer

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