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Ruth Page discusses her life and career in ballet

BROADCAST: Apr. 11, 1978 | DURATION: 00:46:12


According to Ruth Page, she nearly fainted at the touch of Anna Pavlova's hand when they danced together. Pavlova remained a great inspiration to Ruth Page. Anyone can dance, explained Page, but she really admired great choreographers like Martha Graham and George Balanchine. Page said, good dancers are not copiers and they do something new.