Dance -- Illinois -- Chicago
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hubbard Street Dance Company (renamed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 1993) was founded by dancer and choreographer Lou Conte in 1977 and has become one of the most successful and most internationally known dance companies to hail from Chicago. Records include administrative files, publicity materials, and audiovisual records of performances of the company.
Native San Diegan dancer James Kelly worked in Chicago from 1990 to 1997 as founder and artistic director of the James Kelly Choreography Project, establishing a company whose style was a blend of jazz, ballet and contemporary dance. Small collection of printed memorabilia includes newsletters, posters, programs, and a press kit. Also, four videocassettes of local performances.
Jan Erkert founded jansdances in 1979 as a vehicle for her own works. The company evolved to Jan Erkert & Dancers and explored collaboration with other types of artists and dance presentations. The records include awards, clippings, newsletters, photographs, publicity materials, and videocassettes.
Correspondence, programs, report cards, and clippings relating to Chicago dancer and dance instructor Virna Harman Walker Johnston.
Black and white photographs of Chicago area dance companies and dancers taken by professional photographer William Frederking. Also included are publicity materials related to the dance companies and dancers Frederking photographed as well as personal materials such as correspondence.