The following is a sample analysis of the above results with possible interview questions noted in square brackets. The purpose of this sample is to illustrate the kind of thought process that should be encouraged in the students as they develop an imaginary interview with the artist.
In an analysis of the names related to Fernand Nault the student may notice that while Elizabeth Leese's name appeared in Nault's entry the reverse is not true, therefore it isn't likely that they worked together a great deal. [ask him to clarify his working relationship with Leese] Whereas, in the Ludmilla Chiriaeff and the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens entries, Nault is discussed at length and must have been heavily involved with Chiriaeff and her company. [ask what made him leave American Ballet Theatre to join Chiriaeff] Eric Hyrst appears in the Chiriaeff and LGBC articles but not in the Nault article so one might surmise that Hyrst was heavily involved in LGBC but his time may not have overlapped with Nault -- to confirm, the student should read the Eric Hyrst entry where they will see that he was involved with the Montreal dance scene until 1972 but there is still no indication that he and Nault ever worked together. [ask him if he ever worked with Hyrst and if so, in what way] Jeanne Renaud and Brian Macdonald's names also appear several times and from the timeline suggested by the articles one will see that Nault preceded Macdonald as artistic director and significantly preceded Renaud's work as a co-director; however, since Nault remained as choreographer emeritus one can assume that he must have had some kind of working relationship with Macdonald and Renaud. [ask him to describe his relationships with these two artists] The student should also notice from the lists of choreographies that Carmina Burana, Symphony of Psalms, The Nutcracker and Tommy reappear indicating that they are significant works. Looking through the Encyclopedia again one will find an entry for Carmina Burana. The programme notes for this ballet provide more names and the student can now look up entries for Vincent Warren and Irene Apinee. The student will have difficulty determining who Nault's students might have been but one can be sure he taught generations as director of the School of American Ballet Theatre and later at L'École supérieure de danse du Québec.