David Gayle (published 1988)

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Title

David Gayle (published 1988)

Description

Gayle discusses the beginnings of the Royal Ballet Summer School, the people involved, and the finer administrative details of running a dance program, and of students' life while at the program. He cites Anya Linden, Lady Sainsbury as the first to suggest that the Royal Ballet have a summer school for young people, but it was Dame Merle Park who invited Gayle to coordinate the first program. Gayle mentions having Russian ballet instructor Anatole Grigoriev (1949- 2006) teach at the summer school.

Biographical note:

David Gayle MBE is a former dancer with the Royal Ballet, founder of the Yorkshire Ballet Seminars, and first coordinator of the Royal Ballet Summer School. He was the first boy to be taken on to the Teacher Training course at the Royal Ballet School. In 1975, Gayle founded Yorkshire Ballet Seminars at Ilkley College. Prima ballerina Merle Park invited Gayle to set up similar seminars in London as the Royal Ballet Summer School in 1987. He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1991. In 2005, he Gayle retired from the Yorkshire Ballet Seminars in 2005, handing over the directorship to Marguerite Porter.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

August 5, 1988

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Is Part Of

Newman, B. (October 1988). Speaking of Dance. The Dancing Times.

Identifier

Gayle_David_1985.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, David Gayle

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Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

BNDA_Gayle_David_1988_08_05_A.wav.mp3

Duration

00:06:04

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

David Gayle, (n.d.)

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Collection

Citation

“David Gayle (published 1988),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 28, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/90.

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