Memories of Kelvin Coe

In 1992, ABC TV screened a documentary on the former Australian Ballet principal, Kelvin Coe, who died in July that year.

Thanks to the YouTube channel zydower, I’ve recently discovered these clips – two of seven – from that documentary. They’re fascinating not only for the performances of Coe but also for the thoughts of other dancers, choreographers and administrators, such as the late Noel Pelly, all of whom knew him well, and for the snippets of previous film of the company, including news footage of the momentous dancers’ strike of 1981.