Fonds - John Cranko fonds

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John Cranko fonds

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1 folder of textual material + 1 photograph

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(1927- 1973)

Biographical history

John Cranko was born in Rustenberg, South Africa on April 15, 1927. He began his dance training at the Cape Town University Ballet School in 1942, and began his choreographic career by staging works for staging works for the University of Cape Town Ballet and Cape Town Ballet Club. He came to England in 1946 to join the Sadler’s Wells Ballet. By 1950, he had become the resident choreographer for the company. He became the Artistic Director of the Stuttgart Ballet in 1961. John Cranko passed away on route to Stuttgart after a U.S. tour on June 26, 1973. After his death, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet performed two of his ballets: L’Estro Armonico, for which he also composed the music, and Mirror Pas de Deux, from Onegin.

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The records of John Cranko came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as several transfers of records from the RWB and were also collected by members of the Alumni Association.

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The John Cranko fonds includes the following series: biography [1983]; memorial service (1973); Stuttgart Ballet [1973]; and a photograph.

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See also the textual and the still and moving images of L’Estro Armonico and Mirror Pas de Deux, from Onegin, housed at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

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