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Bruce Morrow interviewed by Michelle Potter for the Keep dancing oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 412284
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Morrow, Bruce, 1928-2012, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2000 
3 digital audio tapes (ca. 195 min.) 
Series

Keep dancing oral history project.

Summary

Bruce Morrow, engineer, dancer and teacher, speaks of his family background and the beginnings of his interest in ballet, Xenia Borovansky and her teaching methods, the Borovansky studio and studio performances, the Ballet Rambert in Australia, joining and touring with the National Theatre Ballet Company, dancing in "Corroboree", the Empire Theatre in Sydney, backstage life in a ballet company in the 1940s including costume making and set painting, Leon Kellaway and his teaching methods, joining the Borovansky Ballet, the nature of the Company in the early 1950s, Borovansky as a director, theatre lighting in the 1950s, working as a soloist. and meeting his wife. Morrow then talks about his particular qualities as a dancer, career highlights with the Borovansky Ballet, leaving the Borovansky Ballet, opening a ballet school in Melbourne, his children's success in "Showcase", working for the Australian Ballet School, teaching in regional areas, leaving the Australian Ballet School, his involvement in running visual art galleries, going to the USSR to study Russian ballet technique, watching classes in New York, the Russian method and meeting Kouznetsova in Poland.

Notes

Preservation and cassette copies made.

Recorded on June 15, 2000 in Melbourne, Vic.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221834933

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary available (typescript, 3 p.) plus wordlist and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 50 leaves) 
Subjects Morrow, Bruce, 1928-2012 -- Interviews.  |  Kellaway, Leon.  |  Borovansky, Xenia, 1903-1985.  |  Borovansky Ballet.  |  Australian Ballet School.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Ballet dancers.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-, Interviewer

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