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katharine kanter

03-04-02, 02:56 PM (GMT)
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"Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? "
 
   In view of an article, I would very much appreciate hearing from people who studied alongside the generation of Antoinette Sibley.

Who were the professors in the RBS at the time ? Who were the private teachers that people in London would study with ?

Does anyone have documentary material in any form on those teachers ?


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  RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? Helen 03-04-02 1
     RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? Robert 03-04-02 2
     RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? Robert 03-04-02 3
         RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? Helen 03-04-02 4
             RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? Pete 04-04-02 5
                 RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? Flight 04-04-02 6
                     RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? pmeja 04-04-02 7
  RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? Renee Renouf Hall 05-04-02 8

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Helen

03-04-02, 04:08 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? "
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   I know that Sibley and Seymour were taught by Winifred Edwards at RBS, but don't have any material. I read it somewhere,


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Robert

03-04-02, 07:52 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? "
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   Antoinette Sibley wrote an interesting autobiography.I am sure she mentioned teachers etc. I read it some time ago and cannot remember all the details. It should be in the library.
I taught Lynn Seymour's boys but I am afraid that is no use.Good luck!


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Robert

03-04-02, 07:58 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? "
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   Antoinette Sibley wrote an interesting autobiography. I cannot remember all the details, but it should be available at the library or try a second hand book search.
I taught Lynn Seymours two boys, but not ballet. I remember her as a parent, good luck!


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Helen

03-04-02, 09:10 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? "
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   Lynn Seymour's autobiography "Lynn" definitely mentioned Winifred Edwards. Again, it's out of print but available in libraries. I think that Sibley also mentioned Pamela May at some point.


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Pete

04-04-02, 00:05 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? "
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   Antoinette Sibley : Reflections of a Ballerina by Barbara Newman, is a really excellent read, and talks of her schooling at Sadler's Wells school.....

'Antoinette actually began with Miss (Winifred) Edwards, spent one year with Margaret Graham, returned to Miss Edwards in Form Four, moved to Ursula Moreton in the Lower Fifth, and finished up with Miss Edwards in the Upper Fifth.'

Sibley adds '...I had Claude Newman for RAD, and then I started with Ailne Phillips and Pamela May and de Valois herself. Then Harold Turner, Harijs Plucis, they all came in later as well. But Miss Edwards was my mainstay all the way along.'


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Flight

04-04-02, 09:40 AM (GMT)
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   LAST EDITED ON 04-04-02 AT 09:41 AM (GMT)

I'm sure everyone already knows this (otherwise I wouldn't) but Marcia Haydee was in that class too.

I just do not like to see her dismissed as 'et al'.


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pmeja

04-04-02, 12:29 PM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? "
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   LAST EDITED ON 04-04-02 AT 12:30 PM (GMT)

from another web site:

Lynn Springbett was born at Wainwright, Alberta, but the family later moved to Victoria and then to Vancouver. At six she began dancing lessons in Victoria where one of her teachers was astonished at the aptitude and speed with which she learned new steps. Later, in Vancouver, Lynn was taught by Nicolai Svetlanoff, formerly with Russia’s Imperial Ballet School, who admired her for the “creative intelligence she brought to the dance.”

The first-prize winner in the solo dance competitions of the Vancouver Ballet Society for three straight years, Lynn, at 14, was selected to dance at the Canadian Ballet Festival in Ottawa in 1953. She so impressed choreographer Mary McBirney that the latter arranged an audition with Dame Ninette de Valois who was visiting Vancouver later that year. The result: Lynn won a scholarship for the next school year.


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Renee Renouf Hall

05-04-02, 09:39 AM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Who taught Antoinette Sibley, Lynn Seymour et al.? "
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   Regarding the teacher of Lynn Seymour and Antoinette Sibley, Winifred Edwards returned to England after spending several years with Theodore Kosloff's studio in Los Angeles. She also toured with his ensemble as I recall, and Agnes de Mille wrote with great fondness of "Vera Fedova or Fredova" which was the Russian name under which Edwards danced and worked with Kosloff. At one point in time Kosloff had a San Francisco studio where EDwards taught.

You might also like to remember that Kosloff's wife was Maria Baldina who I believe danced the original Prelude at the historic opening at the Theatre Chatelet of the Diaghilev Ballets
Russes. If Ms. Kanter is attempting to make a case for the exceptional capacity of both dancers to move, she can, of course,
say "Ah ha" with this information.


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