Fonds - Peter Darrell fonds

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Peter Darrell fonds

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1 folder of textual material

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(1929- 1987)

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Peter Skinner was born September 16, 1929 in Richmond, Surrey, England. He studied at the Sadler's Wells Ballet School and later joined the opera ballet there. He performed in the inaugural performance of The Sadler's Wells Ballet. He then worked in musicals and at the Malmö Opera House in Sweden. His choreographic career began at the Mercury Theatre in London. His work there earned him his first professional commission in 1952 to create a new version of Harlequinade for Festival Ballet. He co-founded the Western Theatre Ballet, which later became the Scottish Theatre Ballet. He choreographed Mayerling, and Chiaroscuro, which was performed by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He received the Order of the British Empire in 1984. Peter Darrell passed away December 2, 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The records of Peter Darrell came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives were collected by members of the Alumni Association.

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The Peter Darrell fonds includes correspondence and a newsletter from The Peter Darrell Trust (1998-1999).

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The responsibility for conforming with copyright, libel and privacy legislation lies with the researcher.

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The Scottish Theatre Archives at the University of Glasgow houses material pertaining to Peter Darrell.

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See also the textual and audio-visual material of Mayerling, and Chiaroscuro housed at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

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