Template:Did you know nominations/Margaret Barr (choreographer)

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Margaret Barr (choreographer)

Margaret Barr's "Strange Children" (ballet), 1955 - photographer unknown (4944459226)
  • ... that Martha Graham-trained choreographer Margaret Barr created over eighty works inspired by topics as diverse as Gandhi, Margaret Mead, the Snowy Mountains scheme and paintings by Gauguin? As for ALT1, plus R.R. (29 August 1960). "Benefit Concert By Dance Group". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, New South Wales. p. 6: "A Poly-Asian Nursery Rhyme is a ballet of rich and unique humour. Beautifully based on, and reproducing in colour and costumes, the Tahitian paintings of Paul Gauguin."
    • ALT1:... that that Martha Graham-trained choreographer Margaret Barr created over eighty works inspired by topics as diverse as Gandhi, Margaret Mead, drought and the Melbourne Cup? Australian Dictionary of Biography entry [1]; Harris, Joanne (June 2004). "Margaret Barr, storyteller. Part one: Snowy". Brolga. An Australian journal about dance. AusDance - the Australian Dance Council (20): 43. "Barr produced and staged dance dramas in Australia every year from 1952 until her retirement in 1990. She died on 29 May 1991 and at her funeral on 4 June John Ellis brought to our attention that Barr had created over eighty works throughout her life."; "Teacher's unique contribution to Australian dance". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 1 June 1991. p. 11: "Margaret Barr ... went to New York to study with Martha Graham ... her dance presentations ranged over topics as diverse as the work of Mahatma Gandhi and Margaret Mead, drought and the Melbourne Cup."
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Roberts Landing
  • Comment: Oh dear, I think this is a few hours over 7 days old! (no, I think it's just under - time zones are confusing!) Other hooks would no doubt be possible. There is one possible image in the article (Strange Children) - I hope to get more from the State Library of NSW, and will add one here if I get one of Barr herself.

Created and moved to mainspace by RebeccaGreen (talk). Self-nominated at 20:30, 7 September 2019 (UTC).

  • Comment: @RebeccaGreen: I've moved this nom to 31 August as per DYK rules, because that is when the article was created. You listed it under 7 September, the day you created the nomination. As long as the date the article was created was still in the unshaded part of the table (not the pink part) when you made your nomination, it is current, and 31 Aug would have still been unshaded on 7 Sept, so you are fine. The image in the article, "Margaret Barr's Strange Children", is interesting and would be good added to your nom. That image might be more interesting than just a standard portrait photo of Barr. Felixkrater (talk) 16:20, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you, Felixkrater! I did it in a bit of a rush, thinking that the week had passed by a few hours. I am very glad to know about the shading in the table, thank you, and to be reminded of which date it's supposed to be added to. Re photos, if I am able to obtain more, I think that they will likely be of other performances and perhaps even of Barr dancing. I'm not aware of any standard studio portraits of her - most of the ones I have seen are either of performances or classes. 'Strange Children' was also based on a painting, but I doubt anyone would have heard of the painting or the artist, otherwise I might have included that in the hook. Thanks again, RebeccaGreen (talk) 18:13, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
I have added the 'Strange Children' image here, as suggested. The hook would probably need to be tweaked to include it. RebeccaGreen (talk) 14:46, 10 September 2019 (UTC)