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Interview with Shirley Andrews, Australian folk dancer [sound recording] / interviewed and recorded by John Meredith and Peter Ellis
Bib ID 491287
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Andrews, Shirley, 1915-2001, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Open access. 
Description 1991 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 180 min.) 
Series

John Meredith folklore collection.

Summary

Andrews discusses her early life, her career as a chemist, and as a ballerina with Borovansky Ballet, her interest in social dancing, and the writing of her book Take Your Partners. She speaks of working at Commonwealth Serum Labs; the "Myxo" correspondence in Singabout magazine in the 1950s; dancing with Margaret Walker's group Unity Dance Group; her search for Australian folk dances; the Jacaranda Dance; Youth Festival in Eastern Europe; Folklore Society of Victoria; John Manifold's book launch; the sale of the Bulletin to Frank Packer; Miles Maxwell the singer and the Victorian Bush Music Club. She describes how she discovered social dancing and learnt to dance the sets; the Victorian Folklore Society and the discovery of Nariel music and dancing; dances used in Moomba; Oldtime Dance Club; and collecting dances at weekends.

Notes

Recorded on July 15, 1991.

Subjects Andrews, Shirley, 1915-2001 -- Interviews.  |  Dance teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Folk dance teachers -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Interviews.  |  Folk dancing -- Australia -- History.  |  Dance music -- Australia.  |  Dance -- Australia -- History.
Other authors/contributors Meredith, John, 1920-2001, Interviewer  |  Ellis, Peter (Peter N.), 1946-2015, Interviewer  |  Victorian Folk Music Club

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