Lavinia Anderson (b. 1941)
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Lavinia Anderson (b. 1941)


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At the age of seven, Lavinia Anderson began her dance student days with Joan Denise Moriarty. She recalls her teaching techniques and her complete dedication to the dance. In 1958, when the dance company turned professional, the members were willing to work for very little money so that the company would survive. The great popularity of Joan Denise Moriarty in the city down through the decades was discussed. Lavinia recalls by name the costume designer, the make-up artists, the stage manager, the lighting technician, and other staff involved in the productions. The dance companies were always in a financially precarious position and Lavinia recalls the many and various schemes which operated to keep them afloat. The professional relationship of Joan Denise Moriarty and Prof. Fleischmann is discussed, and anecdotal stories are told about their collaboration at work.

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Audio series:

Fleischmann Collection


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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5.36 MB, 8.80 MB, 3.93 MB, 16.36 MB, 6.97 MB

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A lifetime in dance

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe