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Anna Smith interviewed by Shirley McKechnie in Conceiving connections oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 877573
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Smith, Anna M. (Anna Maria), 1966-
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2003 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 120 min.) 
Series

Conceiving connections oral history project.

Summary

Anna Smith begins this interview by talking about her early dance training in Melbourne and her tertiary training at Rusden College. She then discusses her professional career as a teacher and performer with Canberra Dance Ensemble and then with TasDance under Jenny Kinder's direction. She talks in particular about the influence of Neil Adams and Nanette Hassall on her development while at TasDance. The interview continues with a discussion of the time Smith spent in Montreal teaching, performing and choreographing. She goes on to talk about certain of her works made in both Montreal and on her return to Melbourne, including Wavetrain, Equilibre and Fivefold. She discusses her involvement with two Australian Research Council funded projects, Unspoken Knowledges and Conceiving Connections, and talks in depth about her work Red Rain made as part of Unspoken Knowledges. She analyses the major influences on her career and speaks about her hopes for the future.

Notes

Recorded on April 8, 2003 at Elwood, Melbourne, Vic.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-220781543

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available.  Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 54 leaves) 
Subjects Smith, Anna M. (Anna Maria), 1966- -- Interviews.  |  Dance -- Australia.  |  Choreographers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Choreographers.
Other authors/contributors McKechnie, Shirley, 1926-, Interviewer

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