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Larry McKinnon fonds
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 – 1984 (Creation)
- McKinnon, Larry
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1 folder of textual material.
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Larry McKinnon was born in Calgary, Alberta and began his dance training with the Toronto Dance Theatre. He continued his studies at the London School of Contemporary Dance in England. He performed and taught contemporary dance with other companies such as the London Contemporary Experimental Company, La Groupe de la Place Royale and the Scottish Theatre Ballet’s New Dance Group, where he began his choreographic career. He also choreographed and taught at Saskatchewan Dance Theatre, the Pacific Ballet Theatre, the Prisom Dance Theatre, Century II Dancers of Calgary and the Santa Barbara Ballet Theatre. He became the first full-time teacher at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division to teach contemporary dance in 1977. He choreographed Embrace and Counterplay for the Concert Hall Ballet and Dance Experimentation programmes performed by the students that year. He also choreographed Venus Pas de Deux first performed by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1980. After spending a year in Winnipeg, he moved to Toronto, but returned to Calgary in 1980, where he began choreographing for the Story Book Theatre and served as the dance consultant for the Board of Education. He established the Dance Incorporated studio, which provided dance classes for young boys. Larry McKinnon passed away in September of 1984 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of thirty-two. A dance scholarship at both the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts were established after his death.
The records of Larry McKinnon came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as part of a transfer of records from the RWB.
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The Larry McKinnon fonds includes biographical information  and an obituary (1984).
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The Manitoba Archives also houses records of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. A Finding Aid is available.
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See records of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School (RWBS) and the show files and photographs for Venus Pas de Deux for other material pertaining to Larry McKinnon.
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