Fonds - Antony Tudor

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Antony Tudor

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Antony Tudor was born William Cook on April 4, 1908 in London, England and did not begin his dance training until the age of nineteen, when he was tutored by Marie Rambert. He danced and choreographed for the Ballet Club, which later became Ballet Rambert, from 1930 to 1938. His first choreographic work was Cross garter’d in 1931. During this time, he also danced with the Victoria Wells Ballet, now the Royal Ballet, for two years. He left Ballet Rambert in 1938 to found the London Ballet.
One year later he joined the newly formed American Ballet Theatre and remained as a choreographer and dancer there until he became the director of the Ballet Theatre and Metropolitan Opera Ballet School in 1950. He was one of the original Faculty members at the Juilliard School of Music Dance Department and was also the Professor of Ballet Technique for the Department of Dance, at the University of California in 1963. From 1963 to 1964, he was the artistic director of the Royal Swedish Ballet. He rejoined the American Ballet Theatre in 1974 as associate artistic director. Antony was made Choreographer Emeritus of the American Ballet Theatre in 1980.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet has performed some of Antony Tudor’s works, including Lilac Garden, The Leaves Are Fading, and Dark Elegies. Antony Tudor passed away April 19, 1987 in New York City, New York.

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The records of Antony Tudor came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as several transfers of records from the RWB.

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The Antony Tudor fonds includes biographical information [1958-1991].

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The Jerome Robbins Dance Division at New York Public Library houses personal papers of Antony Tudor.

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See also The Ballets of Antony Tudor: Studies in Psyche and Satire by Judith Chazin-Bennahum and Shadowplay: The Life of Antony Tudor by Donna Perlmutter not held at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives for other information pertaining to Antony Tudor.

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See the textual and audio-visual records of Lilac Garden, The Leaves Are Fading, and Dark Elegies housed at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives.

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