Lynn Seymour (published 1982)

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Title

Lynn Seymour (published 1982)

Description

Seymour discusses her role as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, focusing on originating the role in Kenneth MacMillan's production and her frequent partner, Christopher Gable.

Biographical note:

Lynn Seymour, dancer and choreographer, was born in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada in 1939. She studied Ballet in Vancouver and won a scholarship to Sadler's Wells Ballet in 1954. She has worked with the Covent Garden Opera Ballet, the Royal Ballet, the Berlin Opera Ballet, and the American Ballet Theater. Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan created many original roles during their fruitful twenty-year association. Seymour has appeared on film as well as on stage and in addition to dancing has worked as a choreographer and producer. In January 1981 Seymour announced her retirement from dancing. She has served as artistic director of the Munich Opera Ballet and the Greek National Ballet.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

October 8, 1979

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Copyright

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Relation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04QyU6lpWMI

Is Part Of

Newman, B. (1982). Striking a balance: Dancers talk about dancing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Newman, B. (1992). Striking a balance: Dancers talk about dancing. New York: Limelight Editions

Identifier

seymour1979oct05_tape1sidea_clip.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Lynn Seymour

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

seymour1979oct05_tape1sidea.wav.mp3, seymour1979oct05_tape1sideb.wav.mp3

Duration

00:02:14

Bit Rate/Frequency

16-bit/44.1kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Lynn Seymour, 1939-

Location

London

Additional content

"Lynn Seymour is widely acknowledged as the foremost dramatic ballerina of her generation. That's what the history books will say about her - and it's true - but it's hardly the all-out celebration her dancing warrants. Over the years, she has short-circuited my reason so often with the immediacy of her emotion that she has permanently altered the expectations I bring to ballet. As Juliet, she sits on the end of the bed in Act III staring ahead into her shattered future. Immobile, she makes me understand why all the words, film, and photographs on earth can neither duplicate nor replace live performances" Barbara Newman (1982).

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Citation

“Lynn Seymour (published 1982),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 28, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/26.

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