Ailne Phillips (published 1986)

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Title

Ailne Phillips (published 1986)

Description

Ailne Phillips discusses teaching at Sadler's Wells Ballet School under the direction of the "extraordinary" Ninette de Valois (referred to here simply as "Madam"), including the structure of the school and style of coaching and instruction. In particular, she elaborates on one prominent pupil, Antoinette Sibley, who is the focus of Barbara Newman's research.

Biographical note:
Ailne Phillips was born in Londonderry, Ireland in 1905. She was a dancer and teacher whose students included Antoinette Sibley and Frank Freeman. In addition to her teaching, she was assistant to and a personal friend of Ninette de Valois. As a dancer, she was celebrated for her precision, vivacity, and accuracy. She began dancing under the directorship of her father in the Carl Rosa Opera Company before World War I, and later danced for Sadler's Wells and Mona Inglesby's International Ballet, until beginning her teaching career at Sadler's Wells Ballet School in 1940. Phillips passed away in 1992.

Publisher

Pratt SILS 665-01, Barbara Newman

Date Created

February 21, 1985

Rights

Copyright

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Is Part Of

Newman, B. (1986). Antoinette Sibley : reflections of a ballerina. London: Hutchinson.

Identifier

Phillips_Ailne_1985_A.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Ailne Phillips

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

BNDA_Phillips_Ailne_19850221_A.wav

Duration

00:05:56

Bit Rate/Frequency

64 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Ailne Phillips, 1905-1992

Files

Collection

Citation

“Ailne Phillips (published 1986),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed June 16, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/85.

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