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The Royal New Zealand Ballet at sixty / edited by Jennifer Shennan and Anne Rowse.

Contributor(s): Shennan, Jennifer [editor of compilation.] | Rowse, Anne [editor of compilation.] | Rowse, Anne | Shennan, Jennifer [editor of compilation.] | Rowse, Anne [editor of compilation.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Victoria University Press, 2013Description: 344 pages : illustrations, some colour.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780864738912 (Hardback).Other title: Royal New Zealand Ballet at 60.Subject(s): Royal New Zealand Ballet -- History | Ballet -- New Zealand -- History | Ballet dancers -- New ZealandDDC classification: 792.80993
Contents:
Poem: Dancing leaves / Philip Simpson -- Preface: Three voices / Amanda Skoog, Ethan Stiefel, Gillian Murphy -- Prologue -- The artistic directors -- Poul Gnatt 1953-1962, 1969 (A dancer must dance / Jennifer Shennan ; Poem: Dead reckoning / Michael Jackson) -- Russell Kerr 1962-1968 (To make a pointe / Russell Kerr ; Dancing with Mr. Kerr / Rosemary Buchanan ; A note about Russell / Shannon Dawson) -- Keeping the show on the road, 1970 -- Bryan Ashbridge 1971 (Sixty glorious years / Dorothea Ashbridge) -- Una Kai 1973-1975 (Once a dancer, always a dancer / Una Kai ; A challenging path / Anne Rowse) -- Philip Chatfield 1975-1978 (Together we made a solid team / Philip Chatfield ; Generous with knowledge and spirit / Maree White) -- Still keeping the show on the road, 1979-1981 -- Harry Haythorne 1981-1992 (The Royal New Zealand Ballet sixty years young / Harry Haythorne) -- Ashley Killar 1992-1995 (To serve the art / Ashley Killar) -- Matz Skoog 1996-2001 (Come to the bloody ballet / Matz Skoog) -- Gary Harris 2001-2010 (Tutus touring / Gary Harris).
Dancers and choreographers (I call the company my home / Jon Trimmer ; New Zealand and its company will always be home / Patricia Rianne ; Developing new synergies / Gray Veredon ; Some enchanted evenings / Kerry-Anne Gilberd ; Scripting the dance / Peter Boyes ; I would like to come home one day / Eric Languet ; So many wonderful and hugely gifted people / Diana Shand ; Eleven years and many memories / Ou Lu ; Bringer of joy: memories of Ou Lu / Ashley Killar ; On dancing Petrouchka / Douglas Wright ; Douglas Wright, dance-maker / Jennifer Shennan ; Poem: Herd / Douglas Wright ; Poem: Dancer / Ginny Sullivan ; Training minds and bodies: National School of Ballet / New Zealand School of Dance / Anne Rowse ; Janne Blanch, Sherilyn Kennedy, Kerry-Anne Gilberd, Martin James, Anne Anderson, Nadine Tyson, Geordan Wilcox, Shannon Dawson, Pieter Symonds, Antonia Hewitt, Paul Mathews ; Poem: Forms in motion and in thought / Edwin Denby ; Keeping time: music for a ballet company / Jennifer Shennan, Keith McEwing ; 'Raymond, you've got to help' / Raymond Boyce ; Dressing the dancers / Andrew Pfeiffer ; A letter to the editor / Jon Foreman ; Friends helping friends / Marion Dent ; Join the ballet and see the world / Ken Ling, Pamela Ling ; My first lesson in ballet / John Shrapnell ; Towns and theatres we have known / Nigel Boyes, Jon Trimmer ; Stepping off shore and touring abroad / Turid Revfeim ; After a time of drought, the whole heart dances / Bill Manhire ; Poem: Luck: a villanelle / Bill Manhire).
From there to here (Fascinating to be part of the struggles / John Todd ; Magic in the air / Bill Sheat ; A home at last / Kit Toogood ; Winning hearts and minds / Sue Paterson ; Poem: The dance writer's dilemma / Jo Thorpe) -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: Productions / Keith McEwing -- Appendix 2: Seasons and tours / Keith McEwing.
Includes index.
Summary: "The sixtieth birthday of the Royal New Zealand Ballet is a triumph for the vision of Poul Gnatt who, in 1953, led a troupe of dancers travelling the length and breadth of the country. This book, with over fifty contributors - including artistic directors, dancers and other notable characters - and more than 300 illustrations, is both a rich history and a vibrant celebration of that heroic story." --Front flap.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The 60th birthday of the Royal New Zealand Ballet is a triumph for the vision of Poul Gnatt who, in 1953, led a troupe of dancers traveling the length and breadth of the country. This book, with more than 50 contributors--including artistic directors, dancers, and other notable characters--and more than 300 illustrations, is both a rich history and a vibrant celebration of that heroic story.

Includes index.

Poem: Dancing leaves / Philip Simpson -- Preface: Three voices / Amanda Skoog, Ethan Stiefel, Gillian Murphy -- Prologue -- The artistic directors -- Poul Gnatt 1953-1962, 1969 (A dancer must dance / Jennifer Shennan ; Poem: Dead reckoning / Michael Jackson) -- Russell Kerr 1962-1968 (To make a pointe / Russell Kerr ; Dancing with Mr. Kerr / Rosemary Buchanan ; A note about Russell / Shannon Dawson) -- Keeping the show on the road, 1970 -- Bryan Ashbridge 1971 (Sixty glorious years / Dorothea Ashbridge) -- Una Kai 1973-1975 (Once a dancer, always a dancer / Una Kai ; A challenging path / Anne Rowse) -- Philip Chatfield 1975-1978 (Together we made a solid team / Philip Chatfield ; Generous with knowledge and spirit / Maree White) -- Still keeping the show on the road, 1979-1981 -- Harry Haythorne 1981-1992 (The Royal New Zealand Ballet sixty years young / Harry Haythorne) -- Ashley Killar 1992-1995 (To serve the art / Ashley Killar) -- Matz Skoog 1996-2001 (Come to the bloody ballet / Matz Skoog) -- Gary Harris 2001-2010 (Tutus touring / Gary Harris).

Dancers and choreographers (I call the company my home / Jon Trimmer ; New Zealand and its company will always be home / Patricia Rianne ; Developing new synergies / Gray Veredon ; Some enchanted evenings / Kerry-Anne Gilberd ; Scripting the dance / Peter Boyes ; I would like to come home one day / Eric Languet ; So many wonderful and hugely gifted people / Diana Shand ; Eleven years and many memories / Ou Lu ; Bringer of joy: memories of Ou Lu / Ashley Killar ; On dancing Petrouchka / Douglas Wright ; Douglas Wright, dance-maker / Jennifer Shennan ; Poem: Herd / Douglas Wright ; Poem: Dancer / Ginny Sullivan ; Training minds and bodies: National School of Ballet / New Zealand School of Dance / Anne Rowse ; Janne Blanch, Sherilyn Kennedy, Kerry-Anne Gilberd, Martin James, Anne Anderson, Nadine Tyson, Geordan Wilcox, Shannon Dawson, Pieter Symonds, Antonia Hewitt, Paul Mathews ; Poem: Forms in motion and in thought / Edwin Denby ; Keeping time: music for a ballet company / Jennifer Shennan, Keith McEwing ; 'Raymond, you've got to help' / Raymond Boyce ; Dressing the dancers / Andrew Pfeiffer ; A letter to the editor / Jon Foreman ; Friends helping friends / Marion Dent ; Join the ballet and see the world / Ken Ling, Pamela Ling ; My first lesson in ballet / John Shrapnell ; Towns and theatres we have known / Nigel Boyes, Jon Trimmer ; Stepping off shore and touring abroad / Turid Revfeim ; After a time of drought, the whole heart dances / Bill Manhire ; Poem: Luck: a villanelle / Bill Manhire).

From there to here (Fascinating to be part of the struggles / John Todd ; Magic in the air / Bill Sheat ; A home at last / Kit Toogood ; Winning hearts and minds / Sue Paterson ; Poem: The dance writer's dilemma / Jo Thorpe) -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: Productions / Keith McEwing -- Appendix 2: Seasons and tours / Keith McEwing.

Includes index.

"The sixtieth birthday of the Royal New Zealand Ballet is a triumph for the vision of Poul Gnatt who, in 1953, led a troupe of dancers travelling the length and breadth of the country. This book, with over fifty contributors - including artistic directors, dancers and other notable characters - and more than 300 illustrations, is both a rich history and a vibrant celebration of that heroic story." --Front flap.

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