Meryl Tankard (published 1986)

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Title

Meryl Tankard (published 1986)

Description

In this interview, Tankard details the beginning of her career at the Australian ballet, as well as her time at the Pina Bausch dance company in Germany. She also discusses her choreography and upcoming work.

Biographical note:

Tankard's professional career began as a dancer with the Australian Ballet in 1975. Early in her career she worked in Germany with Pina Bausch with her Tanztheater Wuppertal between 1978 and 1984. Throughout the 1980s Tankard was one of Bausch's principal artist and toured extensively. In 1989 Tankard was hired as director of a small company in Australia, later named the Meryl Tankard Company. In the late nineties Tankard started her career as a freelance choreographer, including an opening performance for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. In 2010, Meryl graduated from the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School with a degree in Directing and Film.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

July 11, 1986

Rights

Copyright

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Is Part Of

Newman, B. (October 1986). Speaking of Dance. The Dancing Times.

Identifier

Tankard_Meryl_1986_A.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Meryl Tankard

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

BNDA_Tankard_Meryl_1986_07_11_B.wav

Duration

00:05:56

Bit Rate/Frequency

64 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Meryl Tankard, 1955-

Files

Collection

Citation

“Meryl Tankard (published 1986),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 28, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/73.

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