Alexander Grant (published 1982)

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Title

Alexander Grant (published 1982)

Description

Grant talks about finding inspiration as a young dancer, his first professional performances in England, and some of his many collaborations with choreographer Frederick Ashton, who created many roles for Grant. For most of the interview, Grant provides a detailed description of one of his signature roles: Petroushka, the Russian comic puppet in Igor Stravinsky's ballet of the same name.

Biographical note:

Grant was born in New Zealand in 1925. He came to London in 1946 to study ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). He became a founding member of the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet (now known as the Birmingham Royal Ballet) and danced many character roles for the company. In 1976 he became director of the National Ballet of Canada, and was still occasionally performing there at the time of this interview. In 2011, at the age of 86, Grant passed away.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

July 9, 1979

Rights

Copyright

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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. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Identifier

grant1979jul09_sidea_clip.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Estate of Alexander Grant

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Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

grant1979jul09_sidea.wav, grant1979jul09_sideb.wav, grant1979jul09_sidea.wav

Duration

00:03:57

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps/24 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Alexander Grant, 1925-2011

Files

Collection

Citation

“Alexander Grant (published 1982),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed June 16, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/52.

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