Laurel Martyn

Australia, 1984

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Episode of Series “Dance: Videos of Australian dancers and choreographers”.
Laurel Martyn trained in London with Phyllis Bedells and was awarded a choreographic scholarship under the auspices of Ninette de Valois. In this interview, Martyn recalls the highlights of her performing career with the “Sadler’s Wells Ballet” in England and the “Borovansky Ballet” in Australia and discusses her teaching method and philosophy. Through her company, “Ballet Vistoria”, Martyn encouraged the development of a distinctively Australian style of dance and introduced ballet to thousands of school children. Researched and interviewed by James Murdoch.

Credits

production company

Australia Council

producer

Peter Campbell

Duration

01:01:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1984

Appears in

Dance: Videos of Australian dancers and choreographers

Group of items

Dance: Videos of Australian dancers and choreographers

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304419

Language

English

Subject categories

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Interviews

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Ballet

Music & Performing Arts → Dancers

Music & Performing Arts → Dancers - Australia - Interviews

People → Martyn, Laurel

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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