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This topic includes dancers, choreographers, dance schools, dance companies, dance photography and art, dance writers and journalists, and organizations promoting and supporting dance.
Found in 95 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Bennett was a dancer with the Royal Ballet and Ballet Rambert, and former director of the Twin Cities Ballet in Illinois as well as other regional ballet companies. His collection includes many audio and videocassettes, a scrapbook of his dancing career, and some memorabilia.
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Allied Arts
Abstract Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Allied Arts Corporation management was taken over by Harry and Sarah Zelzer in 1948 and became the premier agency for bringing performing artists to Chicago. Important artists and groups include the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, pianists Vladimir Horowitz and Glenn Gould, and singers Tito Schipa and Judy Garland. Collection also includes original photographs taken in venues in...
Identifier: Dance-MS-Barzel Research
Abstract Materials collected by dance critic Ann Barzel, documenting the history of dance in Chicago and worldwide. Research collection includes brochures and other publicity, newsclippings, programs, souvenir books, audiovisual material, posters and prints, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.
Dates: approximately 1830-2010
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Arts Club
Abstract Corporate records of the Arts Club of Chicago, an institution incorporated in 1916 and devoted to exhibiting and showcasing innovative artists and performers. Records include extensive exhibition files, files on the Club's music, lecture, film, and drama series, and administrative and financial files.
Abstract Scrapbooks, photographs, postcards, and some clippings and publicity material from dancer Audrey Williams, who joined the Dorothy Hild dancers and performed stage shows at Chicago's Edgewater Beach Hotel, as well as touring with the USO during World War II.
Dates: 1910s-1990s; Majority of material found within 1940-1949
Abstract Business papers of Chicago concert manager Bertha Ott, including box office statements, photographs, correspondence, and programs. Ott was secretary to the impresario F. Wight Neumann for 20 years. After his death in 1924, she continued his work by forming her own company and managing concerts at the Auditorium Theatre, Studebaker Theatre, Civic Opera House, and a variety of other venues.
Dates: 1890s-1961; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1961
Abstract Completed applications for the Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competitions, 1981-2001; also newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs, an audiotape, and some videotapes.
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago-Allied Arts
Abstract Records kept by Thomas Hart Fisher, secretary for the Chicago Allied Arts, Inc., a short-lived organization which produced a series of programs of new music and dance in Chicago from 1924-1927. Includes business correspondence and financial information, with some program planning information.
Abstract Administrative, promotional, and audiovisual records of the Chicago City Ballet, founded by prima ballerina Maria Tallchief in 1980. The successor of the Lyric Opera Ballet, this resident ballet company toured and performed in Chicago and throughout the United States until dissolving in 1987. Also includes photographs and musical scores.
Dates: 1924-2001; Majority of material found within 1980-1987
Identifier: Dance-MS-CCB School
Abstract The School of the Chicago City Ballet was founded in 1980 by Maria Tallchief and affiliated with the Chicago City Ballet, outlasting the company by six years until its closing in 1993. Includes administrative records, publicity materials, and photographs.
Identifier: Dance-MS-Dance Initiative
Abstract Administrative files, consultant files and a collection of background information and publications relating to the field of dance and specifically to the activities of a short-term initiative developed by the Chicago Community Trust which had the aim of strengthening the field of dance in Chicago.
Abstract Records of the Chicago Dance Coalition, the Chicago Music Alliance, and the merged Chicago Dance and Music Alliance. Includes administrative, financial, and photographic materials as well as audiovisual and digital data items.
Dates: 1980-2005; Majority of material found within 1983 - 2000
Abstract Videos, photographs, publicity, programs, and administrative files of The Chicago Dance Medium, a dance ensemble created to bring dance as an art form to school-age children in Chicago. The ensemble was founded by dancer and choreographer Rosemary Doolas, and was active in Chicago from its founding in 1979 until Doolas's death in 2021.
Abstract The Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM) was founded in 1912 and serves as a resource of continuing education for dance teachers and their students. Records include workshop reports, dance notes, and audiovisual recordings of CNADM workshops.
Abstract A troupe that showcased the works of Chicago choreographers, the Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble was founded in 1981 by Tara Mitton and headquartered at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts building until its dissolution in 1992. Records include administrative files, photographs, publicity, and audiovisual materials.
Abstract Material relating to Chicago dancer Christina Olson, who at the age of twelve performed as a Turkish dancer in the Turkish Theater at the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893. Includes music school diploma, hand-written documents concerning her employment and performances, her marriage certificate and two photographs. Also, three items relating to the Exposition – a general ticket of admission, her passbook and a program for the Turkish Theater.
Abstract Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.
Dates: 1880s-1996; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1985
Abstract 38 Hi-8 tapes and 53 digital tapes of "Dance Chicago" performances, 1996-2000, taken by Clyde Foster at the Athenaeum Theatre, together with programs for 1995-2000, and 2007. Also 3 VHS tapes and 1 U-Matic tape containing excerpts and highlights, 1 VHS tape of the Ballet Theatre of Chicago's Giselle shot by Wayne Kupferer, and two company programs 1994 and ca. 1999.
Identifier: Dance-MS-Dance For Life
Abstract Project notebooks, publicity, promotional materials, and audiovisual footage from Dance For Life, a yearly dance event organized by Chicago Dancers United. According to their website, " Dance for Life Chicago is the annual benefit dance concert presenting and showcasing the city’s unique diversity of talent, dance traditions and styles by bringing together the incredibly talented, world-renowned professional dancers of Chicago for one night on the same stage. The dance community unites...
Identifier: Dance-MS-Dance Horizons
Abstract Films, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings documenting the activities of a Highland Park modern dance venue consisting of three separate, but interrelated groups (The Trio, Dance Horizons, North Shore Dance Workshop) operated by Martha Koplin, Suzanne Ettlinger, and Dorothy Mozen, and active from 1958-1977. The three offered classes for children and adults, and held and filmed workshops with visiting artists including Merce Cunningham, Daniel Nagrin, Katherine Litz, Alwin Nikolais,...