David McAllister - 'It Just All Fell Into Place.'


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Oct 19 2020 43 mins   1
Born in Perth, David McAllister joined The Australian Ballet in 1983 and was promoted to principal artist in 1989. During his time with the company, he danced many principal roles, including those in The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Coppélia, Manon, La Sylphide, John Cranko's Onegin and Romeo and Juliet, and Jirí Kylián's Stepping Stones; in 1985, he won bronze at the Fifth International Ballet Competition in Moscow. Ahead of the release of Soar, Olivia and Shanu sat down with David to discuss his new book, how images, thoughts and feelings illuminate memory, treating writing like therapy, the life of being a dancer, the world of ballet, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Soar' - David McAllister & Amanda Dunn: https://bit.ly/2T3OxS7 Host: Olivia Fricot & Shanu Prasad Guest: David McAllister Producer: Nick Wasiliev