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Audrey Williams papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-WilliamsA
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

Dance For Life Records

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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...
Dates: 1992-2016

Djalaal Papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Djalaal
Abstract Chicago performer and instructor in dance and exercise. Djalaal has studied Middle Eastern, Indian, North African, modern, flamenco and other exotic dance forms, and for thirty years has been teaching belly dancing at area colleges and cultural organizations. Small collection consists of advertising and publicity items, clippings, photographs, programs, and a few of her writings.
Dates: 1974-2000

Edna L. McRae papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-McRae
Abstract Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Edna McRae started dancing in Chicago Public Schools and studied with Andreas Pavley, Serge Oukrainsky, and Adolph Bolm, among others. She operated a ballet school in Chicago from 1925 to 1964, becoming known as the grande dame of the Chicago Ballet community. Papers include correspondence, biographical information, brochures, clippings, programs, numerous photographs, personal and dance notation notebooks, card files, address books, and eight albums relating...
Dates: 1910-1990

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater Collection

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Ensemble Espanol
Abstract Material collected by Libby Komaiko, founder of the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, relating to her and the dance company. Consists mostly of photographs of Komaiko and other dancers, plus a few clippings, flyers, posters, programs, and miscellaneous pieces. Also, two copies of a videotape entitled “The First 20 Years, 1976-1996.”
Dates: 1974-2003

Illinois Ballet Records

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Illinois Ballet
Abstract The Illinois Ballet was founded in 1959 by two former Sadler's Wells ballet dancers, Richard Ellis and Christine Du Boulay. The company presented several seasons of performances per year until its demise in 1972. The company remained constant with four soloists and ten corps members, and included two dancer/choreographers, Hy Somers and Dom Orejudos (aka Etienne). Collection consists of numerous performance photographs, programs and publicity material, a few pieces of correspondence and office...
Dates: 1959-1972

Judith and Bruce Sagan Papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Sagan
Abstract Material relating to the business career of Judith Sagan who founded the Harper Theater Dance Festival with her husband Bruce Sagan in 1965. This organization became the Harper Dance Foundation in 1970. A large portion of the collection concerns the Illinois Arts Council which supported the Sagans’ festival activities and on whose board both later served. Includes articles, clippings, correspondence, contracts, grant applications, programs, notes and other miscellaneous items concerning both...
Dates: 1965-1986

Mark Turbyfill Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Turbyfill
Abstract Material relating to the life and career of dancer, poet and painter Mark Turbyfill, including three copies of his unpublished autobiography and many copies of published and unpublished poems. Also, articles and reviews by and about Turbyfill, a few pieces of correspondence, clippings, dance programs, photographs, a cassette tape of him reading, and a published genealogy of the Turbyfill family.
Dates: 1911-1985

Ruth Page papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Page
Abstract Personal papers of dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. Materials include correspondence, choreographic and technical notes, address books, programs, press clippings and scrapbooks, journals writings, photographs, business records, audio recordings, and musical scores. Featured dance works include The Bells, Carmen, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Frankie and Johnny, and Billy Sunday.
Dates: 1892-1997

Stone-Camryn School of Ballet records

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Stone-Camryn
Abstract Chicago's Stone-Camryn School of Ballet was founded in 1941 by established dancers Walter Camryn and Bentley Stone. It became one of the most successful American ballet schools in placing its graduates in professional companies, and in creating new generations of dance teachers. Archives include personal and biographical material from Stone and Camryn, school records, scrapbooks, diaries, photographs, programs, clippings, and choreographic notes.
Dates: 1865-1988; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1988

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Page, Ruth 4
Bolm, Adolph 3
Chicago Opera Ballet 2
Stone, Bentley 2
Turbyfill, Mark 2