Welch, Garth (1936-)

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Brisbane-born Garth Welch studied dance initially with Phyllis Danaher and began his stage career in Call Me Madam for the J. C. Williamson organisation. He was noticed by Edouard Borovansky and joined the Borovansky Ballet in 1954, eventually achieving the status of leading dancer with that company. He also danced with Western Theatre Ballet (later Scottish Ballet) and the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas before returning to Australia as a foundation member of the Australian Ballet in 1962. He was a principal dancer with the Australian Ballet until his retirement from the company in 1973. During his time with the Australian Ballet, Welch danced the lead in all the major classical ballets in the company's repertoire and created roles in Robert Helpmann's Display and Yugen and in John Butler's Threshold. He partnered the Australian Ballet's principal dancers including Marilyn Jones, Kathleen Gorham and Marilyn Rowe, and partnered guest artists including Margot Fonteyn.

In the 1970s he worked with Ballet Victoria both as a choreographer and as associate artistic director. During that time he danced Hilarion and later Albrecht to Natalia Makarova's Giselle in Ballet Victoria's staging of Giselle Act II in 1975. In 1976 he appeared as the Blackamoor in Petrouchka for the appearances by Valery and Galina Panov for Ballet Victoria.

Welch was artistic director of West Australian Ballet from 1980 to 1982 and throughout the 1980s and 1990s taught extensively across Australia. In the 1980s Welch also worked with Sydney Dance Company. In 1984 Graeme Murphy created the role of von Aschebach in After Venice on Welch and Welch performed this role to singular acclaim in Australia, Europe and New York. With Sydney Dance Company Welch also performed in Murphy's Late Afternoon of a Faun. In the 1990s Welch returned to musical theatre and appeared in The Game of Love and Chance in 1990, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying in 1993 and Nijinsky at Twilight in 1998.

Welch choreographed Variations on a Theme for the Australian Ballet in 1964. Since that first piece, he has created many more works for the flagship company as well as pieces for West Australian Ballet, Ballet Victoria, Ballet Philippines, Royal New Zealand Ballet, the Queensland Ballet and Sydney Dance Company. His major works include Othello made originally for the Australian Ballet School in 1968 and staged by the Australian Ballet in 1970 and KAL, his first full-length work made for West Australian Ballet in 1979. Welch was inducted into the Australian Dance Awards Hall of Fame in 2002.

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  1. Garth Welch interviewed by Michelle Potter in the Esso Performing Arts collection
    Welch, Garth, 1936-
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.501)

  2. The Australian Ballet in Yugen, Highlights, the Firebird, Images Classique, Sebastian, Mam'zelle Angot : [ballet program]
    Van Praagh, Peggy, 1910-1990
    [ Book : 1972 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.909)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.909)

  3. Artists of the Australian Ballet in Garth Welch's The Firebird, 1972 / Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1972 ]
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    Artists of the Australian Ballet in Garth Welch's The Firebird, 1972 / Walter Stringer
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  4. Marilyn Rowe and John Meehan in Garth Welch's The Firebird, the Australia Ballet, 1972 / Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1972 ]
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    Marilyn Rowe and John Meehan in Garth Welch's The Firebird, the Australia Ballet, 1972 / Walter Stringer
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  5. Marilyn Rowe, John Meehan and Carolyn Rappel in Garth Welch's The Firebird, the Australia Ballet, 1972 / Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1972 ]
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    Marilyn Rowe, John Meehan and Carolyn Rappel in Garth Welch's The Firebird, the Australia Ballet, 1972 / Walter Stringer
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  6. Frederic Werner, Males and Make-up Series, Firebird, 1972, The Australian Ballet / Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1972 ]
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    Frederic Werner, Males and Make-up Series, Firebird, 1972, The Australian Ballet / Walter Stringer
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  7. Ross Philip and Gaye Sinclair in the Ballet Victoria production of Images, 1974 / Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1974 ]
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    Ross Philip and Gaye Sinclair in the Ballet Victoria production of Images, 1974 / Walter Stringer
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  8. Artists of Ballet Victoria in the Ballet Victoria production of Images, 1974 / Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1974 ]
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    Artists of Ballet Victoria in the Ballet Victoria production of Images, 1974 / Walter Stringer
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  9. West Australian Ballet Company : [ballet program], the Adelaide Festival of Arts 1972
    Reid, Rex, 1921-2000
    [ Book : 1972 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  1. Garth Welch interviewed by Michelle Potter in the Esso Performing Arts collection
    Welch, Garth, 1936-
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.536)

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  2. Garth Welch, dancer, 1987 / Jacqueline Mitelman
    Mitelman, Jacqueline, 1952-
    [ Photograph : 1987 ]
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    Garth Welch, dancer, 1987 / Jacqueline Mitelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.772)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.772)

  3. Portrait of Garth Welch / Paul Koruna, Paris
    Koruna, Paul
    [ Photograph : 1961 ]
    At National Library
    Portrait of Garth Welch / Paul Koruna, Paris
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  4. Portrait of Margot Fonteyn and Garth Welch
    Smith, Heide
    [ Photograph : 1971 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.503)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.503)

  5. Garth Welch, c. 1970, The Australian Ballet / Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1970 ]
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    Garth Welch, c. 1970, The Australian Ballet / Walter Stringer
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.406)

  6. Garth Welch as The Outsider, Bryan Lawrence as The Leader and artists of the Australian Ballet in the Australian Ballet production of The Display, 1964 / Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1964 ]
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    Garth Welch as The Outsider, Bryan Lawrence as The Leader and artists of the Australian Ballet in the Australian Ballet production of The Display, 1964 / Walter Stringer
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.273)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.273)

  7. Jessica Folkerts and Garth Welch, Borovansky Ballet
    [ Photograph : 1961 ]
    At National Library
    Jessica Folkerts and Garth Welch, Borovansky Ballet
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.088)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.088)

  8. Borovansky Ballet performance of Pineapple Poll starring Garth Welch and Rosemary Mildner, Her Majestys, 1954-1955? Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1954 ]
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    Borovansky Ballet performance of Pineapple Poll starring Garth Welch and Rosemary Mildner, Her Majestys, 1954-1955? Walter Stringer
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.994)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.994)

  9. Lucette Aldous and Garth Welch in the Australian Ballet production of 'Cinderella', Melbourne, Palais Theatre, 1973 [1] Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1973 ]
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    At National Library
    Lucette Aldous and Garth Welch in the Australian Ballet  production of 'Cinderella', Melbourne, Palais Theatre, 1973 [1] Walter Stringer
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.974)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.974)

  10. Sydney Dance Company performance of After Venice with Garth Welch and Paul Mercurio / Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1976-1998 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.974)

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  1. GARTH WELCH: A bender of lines
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Tuesday 8 December 1970 p 21 Article Illustrated
    ... GARTH WELCH: A bender of lines by FRANCES KELLY Harkness scholarship to study in the US for a year ... choreography going", Mr Welch said. Did he get what he wanted in the year? "It broadened my scopc. At the same ... 758 words
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  2. Screen Test For Garth
    Brisbane Telegraph (Qld. : 1948 - 1954) Wednesday 29 March 1950 p 16 Article
    ... Screen Test For Garth Thirteen-years-old Brisbane "find," Garth Welch, will fly to Sydney tomorrow ... -director- Anthony Kimmins chose Welch as a likely "Smiley" from more than 150 Brisbane boys. Garth, who has been ... 104 words
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    Brisbane Telegraph (Qld. : 1948 - 1954) Wednesday 29 March 1950 p 16 Article
    ... Screen Test For Garth Thirteen-years-old Brisbane "find," . Garth Welch, will fly to' Sydney ... -director Anthony Kimmins cho.se Welch as a likely "Smiley" from more than 150 Brisbane boys. - Garth, who ... 107 words
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  3. Jones, Marilyn Fay (1940-)
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    ... Welch, Garth ... . It was there that her acclaimed partnership with Garth Welch began. Jones joined ...
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  1. The art of racing in the rain / Garth Stein
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    [ Book, Audio book : 2008-2014 ]
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  2. Interview with Colin Peasley, ballet dancer and choreographer, foundation member of the Australian Ballet / interviewer, Bill Stephens
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  4. The Australian Ballet in performance
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  1. Garth Welch: a lifetime of performing. -An interview by Vicki Brownbill-
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  2. Tintinalli's emergency medicine : a comprehensive study guide / editor-in-chief, Judith E. Tintinalli ; co-editors, J. Stephan Stapczynski ... [et al.]
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    Tintinalli's emergency medicine : a comprehensive study guide / editor-in-chief, Judith E. Tintinalli ; co-editors, J. Stephan  Stapczynski ... [et al.]
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  3. Managing Scalability in Object Storage Systems for HPC Linux
    Brent Welch,Garth Gibson
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  4. CHECK IT OUT.(WEEKEND)
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Garth Welch, ballet dancer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  2. Papers
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    Petrouchka premiered in Paris at the Chatelet Theatre on 13 June 1911. The work was created for Diaghilev's Ballet Russe and the opening night featured Vaslav Nijinsky as Petrouchka, Tamar...

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    The first production of Nutcracker by an Australian company was staged by Laurel Martyn and Alison Lee for Ballet Guild in 1953. This two-act version designed by Leonard French featured Ma...

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  3. The official civic record of South Australia : centenary year, 1936
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  1. LIST OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AS AT 30th JUNE, 1936.
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  2. REGISTER OF NURSES AS AT 31st DECEMBER, 1936.
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