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Meg Denton interviewed by Lee Christofis [sound recording]
Bib ID 4318647
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Denton, Margaret Abbie, 1937-2009, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2008 
1 sound file (ca. 85 min.) 
Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Meg Denton speaks about her first ballet classes; seeing a ballet production for the first time; her mother's occupation as medical practitioner; her early dancing experiences in Adelaide; her University education; her full time dance training with Audrey de Vos in London; performing in London productions; her introduction to dance notation; working at the Dance Notation Bureau in New York; classes at Jacob's Pillow and in New York; dancing with Ballet Guild; notating Paul Grinwis' The Eternal Lovers and Journey to the Moon; working in the men's wardrobe department of Borovansky Ballet; her mother's time in England; Dr Lamaze; teaching in Adelaide while studying physiotherapy; writing biography of Joanne Priest for her Master's degree; Alan Brissenden; her physiotherapy practice; her husband Samuel Denton; working in hospitals as a physiotherapist; physiotherapy for dancers; her dance notation in Australia; the Australian Choreographic Project; her relationship with the Australian Ballet; notating Beth Dean's Corroboree performed by students of the Australian Ballet School; her interest in Ballets Russes; Mira Dimina; meeting Irina Baronova and Tamara Tchinarova in the presence of Dame Roma Mitchell; Joe Siebert's Les Ballets Contemporains; dance in Adelaide; the Australian Dance Theatre; Elizabeth Dalman; the dance companies in Adelaide.

Notes

Recorded on March 3, 2008 at Mitcham, S. Aust.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 47 leaves) 
Subjects Denton, Margaret Abbie, 1937-2009 -- Interviews.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Dance notation -- Australia.
Occupation Ballet dancers.
Other authors/contributors Christofis, Lee, 1948-, Interviewer

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