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 ]
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Marilyn Rowe and John Meehan in Garth Welch's The Firebird, the Australia Ballet, 1972 / Walter Stringer
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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. 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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  6. Artists of Ballet Victoria in the Ballet Victoria production of Images, 1974 / Walter Stringer
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    [ Photograph : 1974 ]
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    Artists of Ballet Victoria in the Ballet Victoria production of Images, 1974 / Walter Stringer
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  7. Ross Philip and Gaye Sinclair in the Ballet Victoria production of Images, 1974 / Walter Stringer
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    [ Photograph : 1974 ]
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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: 9.069)

  2. Garth Welch, dancer, 1987 / Jacqueline Mitelman
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    [ Photograph : 1987 ]
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    Garth Welch, dancer, 1987 / Jacqueline Mitelman
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  3. Portrait of Garth Welch / Paul Koruna, Paris
    Koruna, Paul
    [ Photograph : 1961 ]
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  4. Portrait of Margot Fonteyn and Garth Welch
    Smith, Heide
    [ Photograph : 1971 ]
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  5. Jessica Folkerts and Garth Welch, Borovansky Ballet
    [ Photograph : 1961 ]
    At National Library
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  6. Garth Welch, c. 1970, The Australian Ballet / Walter Stringer
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    Garth Welch, c. 1970, The Australian Ballet / Walter Stringer
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  7. Sydney Dance Company performance of After Venice with Garth Welch and Paul Mercurio / Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1976-1998 ]
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  8. Marilyn Rowe and Garth Welch in Concerto, the Australian Ballet, 1973 / Walter Stringer
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    [ Photograph : 1973 ]
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    Marilyn Rowe and Garth Welch in Concerto, the Australian Ballet, 1973 / Walter Stringer
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  9. Margot Fonteyn, Garth Welch and artists of the Australian Ballet in Raymonda, 1971 / Walter Stringer
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    Margot Fonteyn, Garth Welch and artists of the Australian Ballet in Raymonda, 1971 / Walter Stringer
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.127)

  10. John Auld (left) and Garth Welch in Symphonie fantastique, Borovansky Ballet, 1955 / Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1955 ]
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    John Auld (left) and Garth Welch in Symphonie fantastique, Borovansky Ballet, 1955 / Walter Stringer
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  1. GARTH WELCH: A bender of lines
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    ... 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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    ... (Rodney Frank. Thanking doctor and hospital staff. FITZGERALD (nee Welch).—On June 26, at Murray Bridge ... —On June 24, to Jean and Don (R.A.A.F. ret.)—a son (Ashley Garth). Both well. ROBERTS (nee Kenny).—On ... 6287 words
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    ... , 1936, at her home, Carmel, Stead street, South Mel-   bourne, Elle, dearly beloved sister of Jack ... Essendon), and Rhoda Young; lov-ing cousin of Mrs. K. Young (Essendon), and loving friend of Frank Welch ... 2075 words
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  1. The art of racing in the rain / Garth Stein
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    [ Book, Audio book : 2008-2011 ]
    Languages: English;Chinese;Italian;Croatian, [6 others]
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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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    [ Sound : 2000 ]
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  3. Legally blonde collection
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  2. Managing Scalability in Object Storage Systems for HPC Linux
    Brent Welch,Garth Gibson
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  3. The West Australian Ballet
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