Tightrope dancer

Australia, 1989

Film
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Vali Myers is larger than life, or perhaps it’s better to say as large as life. An extraordinary artist and adventurer, her work and philosophies reflect a wild primal spirit that no country or society can contain. At 59, Vali moves between the wilds of her Italian home near Salerno and a hip, limousined, sophisticated life in New York. A leading dancer with a modern dance company at the age of 18, she left Australia for Europe to become a street waif, passing through opium addiction and finally finding relief and peace in her own art. Her flamboyance and her desire to live to the fullest has led her to become a sought after personality.

Credits

production company

Flare Productions

producer/director

Ruth Cullen

Duration

00:58:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324869

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Women painters

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Myers, Vali, 1930-

People → Myers, Vali, 1930-

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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