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Athol Willoughby interviewed by Michelle Potter [sound recording]
Bib ID 6192558
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Willoughby, Athol, 1932-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 2013 
6 sound files (ca. 369 min.) 
Summary

Athol Willoughby talks about his family history; his schooling and education; the effects of the Great Depression on his family; his childhood in Tasmania; seeing the Borovansky Ballet in Hobart; his ballet classes with Beattie Jordan; his early ballet performances; the National Theatre Ballet School in Melbourne; his role models and artistic influences; his brother; Cecchetti training; his career as a professional ballet dancer; National Theatre Ballet; Walter Gore's productions; other notable ballet dancers; the art of partnering in ballet; touring in regional Victoria and South Australia; his roles and performances in Australia and overseas; Cecchetti examinations; Royal Academy of Dance and the Cecchetti Society; the beginnings of his teaching career; Valrene Tweedie; memorable performances that influenced him; ballet classes; Royal Ballet School, London; purchasing his own ballet school at Essendon; Cecchetti system of training; ballet school performances; his resignation as a Cecchetti examiner; ballet scholarships; his recollections about his performances.

Notes

Recorded on 11-12 February 2013 in Melbourne, Vic.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (8 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 121 leaves). 
Subjects Willoughby, Athol, 1932- -- Interviews.  |  Australian Cecchetti Society.  |  Dance teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Ballet dancing -- Study and teaching.
Occupation Dance teachers.  |  Ballet dancers.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-, Interviewer

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