ROWENA JACKSON: PRIMA BALLERINA

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Documentary on New Zealand's first prima ballerina, Rowena Jackson.

Early footage and photographs show the talented young ballet student and her rise to fame with the Royal Ballet Company in Britain. Contemporary footage shows her work at the National School of Ballet in Wellington where she is co-director with her husband, Philip Chatfield. Dancer Russell Kerr comments on her career and early retirement from the stage.

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Year 1976

Reference number F2436

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:32:45

Production company Reynolds Television

Credits Narrator: Peter Davis
Director: John Tourell
Executive Producer: Alfred Harry Reynolds
Executive Producer: Donald B Whyte
Writer: Michael Anthony Nooman
Director of Photography: Malcolm Ferguson
Camera: John Phillpotts
Sound: Graham Morris
Editor: John Cooke
Commissioned: NZBC