Deanne Bergsma (published 1982)

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Title

Deanne Bergsma (published 1982)

Description

Bergsma addresses her non-traditional height and the difficulty it produced to dance with others because of it. She says she was always happiest dancing by herself. When she danced with a partner, she left it up to them to “take over,” but she was able to call all the shots and rely only upon herself when she danced alone.

Biographical note:

Deanne Bergsma was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1941. She joined the Royal Ballet in 1958 and became a principal in 1967. She created the Lady Mary Lygon role in Ashton's Enigma Variations in 1968. In 1970, she danced the principal part in Tetley's Field Figures. She retired from the company in 1974, but returned to the Royal Ballet in 1988 to take the role of Berta in a revival of Ashton's Ondine.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

July 25, 1979

Rights

Copyright

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Relation

http://dancetabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/les-apollo-desmond-kelly-deanne-bergsma-vergie-derman-vyvyan-lorrayne_1000.jpg (Apollo – Desmond Kelly as Apollo, Deanne Bergsma as Terpsichore, Vergie Derman as Polyhmnia and Vyvyan Lorrayne as Calliope. © Leslie E. Spatt and courtesy of Birmingham Royal Ballet.)

Is Part Of

Newman, B. (1982). Striking a balance: Dancers talk about dancing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Identifier

bergsma1979jul25_sideb_clip.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Deanne Bergsma

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

bergsma1979jul25_sideb.wav.mp3

Duration

00:01:47

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps/24 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Deanne Bergsma, 1941-

Files

Collection

Citation

“Deanne Bergsma (published 1982),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed June 16, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/55.

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