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Papers of Meryl Tankard, 1970-2015 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3292156
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Tankard, Meryl 1955-
 
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Access Conditions Part not available for research (MS 9940, Series 4, Files 1-3; Series 5, Files 4-9, 23-29); remainder requires permission for research during Meryl Tankard's lifetime. Not for loan. 
Description [1970-2015] 
27.3 m (115 boxes) + 21 map folios + 3 oversize poster rolls. 
Summary

MS 9940 documents Meryl Tankard's career from her early engagement with The Australian Ballet and her work with the Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal to her later independent and collaborative freelance projects up until 2002. It includes programs, press clippings, photographs and conceptual and production notes for works created by Tankard, particularly Echo Point (1984), Travelling Light (1986), Two Feet (1988), The Deep End (1996) and Deep Sea Dreaming (2000) for the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony. A significant component of the collection is business documents and correspondence relating to the activities of the Meryl Tankard Company and Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre (29 boxes, 2 map folios).

The MS Acc16.058 consignment includes production notes, notebooks, programs and research materials; designs of costumes, dances and sets; photographs of dancers and models; music scores; contract agreements; correspondence; audiovisual material; ephemera and posters of the work of Meryl Tankard, her partner Regis Lansac and the Meryl Tankard Company. Represented works include Two Feet, VX18504, Songs with Mara, Aurora, Possessed and Seulle (86 boxes, 19 map folios, 3 oversize poster rolls).

Biography/History

Meryl Tankard is a choreographer, dancer and performer. She has choreographed and performed in a diverse range of works with Australian and international companies since the 1970s. Further biographical information available at: https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-674053

Notes

Manuscript reference number: MS 9940, MS Acc16.058.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-369322111

Related Material Associated materials: Records of the Meryl Tankard Company; located at; National Library of Australia, Manuscript Section MS 9264. 
Source of Acquisition Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Meryl Tankard. 
Subjects Tankard, Meryl 1955- -- Archives.  |  Meryl Tankard Company -- Archives.  |  Australian Dance Theatre -- Archives.  |  Choreographers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Ballet -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1970-2015 
Occupation Choreographers.  |  Ballet dancers.
Terms of Use Permission is required to copy Meryl Tankard's copyright material during her lifetime. 

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