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Ray Powell interviewed by Bill Stephens [sound recording]
Bib ID 521803
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Powell, Ray, 1925-2003, interviewee
 
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Description 2002 
2 sound files (208 min.) 
Summary

Powell speaks about the changes in ballet dance style & the improvements in the standard of dance generally; well known dancers, choreographers and directors known to him from his time with the Australian Ballet; his association with Britain's Royal Ballet; the importance of gaining overseas experience for the development of a dancer; the split of the Australian Ballet into two touring companies; his decision to come to Australia to assist Peggy Van Praagh to establish the Australian Ballet in 1962. He recalls his first role in a ballet in England and performances during the Blitz. He speaks about his association with the Australian Ballet School, works he choreographed specifically for the school; and the Australian Ballet's anniversary gala production "Beyond Forty".

Notes

Recorded on May 20, 2002 and May 21, 2002 at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (11 p.) available. 
Subjects Powell Ray, 1925-2003 -- Interviews.  |  Australian Ballet -- History.  |  Royal Ballet (Great Britain)  |  Ballet dancers -- Great Britain.  |  Ballet -- Australia -- History.  |  Dance teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Choreographers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Dance teachers.  |  Choreographers.
Other authors/contributors Stephens, Bill, 1936- interviewer

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