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Meryl Tankard interviewed by Michelle Potter on 11 Nov. 1999 for the Keep dancing oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 89558
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Tankard, Meryl 1955-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1999 
3 digital audio tape (ca. 138 min.) 
Series

Keep dancing oral history project.

Summary

Tankard, a choreographer and artistic director, speaks about her production Rasa for the Adelaide Festival as well as the The Deep End for the Australian Ballet, touring to America, her experiences in Adelaide as artistic director of Australian Dance Theatre, her production of Inuk, touring to the Hamburg Festival, the production of Seulle for the Barossa Festival, the role of the dance critic in Australia, the establishment of a modern dance company in Melbourne and her role in it, her efforts to take Furioso to Japan, how she came to leave the Australian Dance Theatre, her retrospective program 1998, her final American tour, Mebourne Modern Dance Company, communication with her dancers, her views on the cultural cringe, her choreography in Adelaide; and the need to be confident as an artist.

Notes

Preservation and user cassette copies made.

Recorded on Nov. 11, 1999.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 52 leaves) 
Subjects Tankard, Meryl 1955- -- Interviews.  |  Australian Ballet Theatre.  |  Ballet -- Australia.  |  Choreographers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Dance companies -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-, Interviewer

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