Betty Pounder

Australia, 1988

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Episode of Series “Dance: Videos of Australian dancers and choreographers”.
As a dancer, ballet mistress, choreographer and director, Betty Pounder’s name is synonymous with musical theatre in Australia. She recalls the diverse and vital theatre scene in the heyday of “J.C. Williamson’s” and gives an insight into the working lives of musical performers. Pounder was responsible for presenting the work of America’s greatest choreographers and was associated with the Australian productions of landmark musicals such as “The Pyjama Game”, “Man of La Mancha”, “Camelot” and “My Fair Lady”. Pounder discusses the impact of developments in technique and training on dance in Australia and comments on current trends in musical theatre. Research and interview by James Murdoch.

Credits

producer

Peter Campbell

production company

Australia Council

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

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

39133

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 → Choreography

Music & Performing Arts → Dancers

Music & Performing Arts → Dancers - Australia - Interviews

People → Pounder, Betty

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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