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Identifier: Dan
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:

HMS Media, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-HMS
Abstract 4 DVDs of the 13-episode television program called The Chicago Dance Project, showcasing the work of 28 local dance companies and 4 local choreographers. Collections also includes a few newsletters from HMS Media company.
Dates: 2005

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Hubbard
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1971-2014

Illinois Ballet records

 Collection
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

Iva Kitchell Papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Kitchell
Abstract Six scrapbooks and large folder of loose material relating to the dance and performance career of Iva Kitchell. Scrapbooks contain articles, clippings, programs, reviews, advertising material, memorabilia and other miscellaneous items that cover Kitchell’s life, from her affiliation with the Chicago Civic Opera Ballet in 1926 to her retirement from an international stage career as a satiric dance mime in 1961. Also, a 1984 catalog of an exhibition of the paintings by her husband Stokely...
Dates: 1926-1984; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1958

Jack Cole papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-ColeJ
Abstract The Jack Cole papers include materials related to Jack Cole's career as a dancer, specifically his years dancing with the Denishawn Dancers, a company founded by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. The papers contain photographs, negatives, and programs. The materials were purchased by the Doris Humphrey Society and Stephanie Clemens (Oak Park, Illinois) in 2008.
Dates: 1900-2008; Majority of material found within 1911-1974

James Dybas papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Dybas
Abstract Photographs and newspaper reviews of Bob Simpson's musical comedy revues at Fazio's in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Del Prado Hotel in Chicago, 1960-1962, including James Dybas, a dancer in the company. Also current photographic portraits of Dybas. Also programs, reviews, notices, and photographs of theater performances, 1988-2001, mainly in Southern California, but also in Vienna, Austria and San Jose, California.Collection also has newspaper clippings and reviews, contracts,...
Dates: 1949-2015; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2001

James Kelly Choreography Project Memorabilia

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Kelly
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1993-1997

Jan Erkert and Dancers Records

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Erkert
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1974-2000

Jerry Torn dance sketches and memorabilia

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Torn
Abstract Artist Jerry Torn graduated from the University of Iowa and taught at Loyola University. His collection includes graphite drawings, photographs, and audiocassette interviews with dancers Greg Begley, Randy Duncan, and Rory Foster.
Dates: 1981-1984

Joan Ehemann Stone Memorabilia

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Identifier: Dance-MS-StoneJ
Abstract Material relating to the life and career of ballet dancer Joan Eaman (later known as Joan Ehemann Stone) which includes a youthful diary, photographs, clippings and other memorabilia. All items, with the exception of three photographs, are photocopies.
Dates: 1943-1992

John Petri papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Petri
Abstract Choreographic notes, clippings, photographs, programs, and other materials documenting the career of ballet and Hungarian dancer John Petri (1892-1963).
Dates: 1916-1975; Majority of material found within 1920-1963

Joseph Huebner dance photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Huebner
Abstract Joseph Huebner was the University of Notre Dame Library's Fine Arts Bibliographer for 30 years, retiring in 1998. He donated souvenir books, programs, and dance ephemera which were interfiled into the Barzel Dance Research collection, and also donated framed dance photographs showing many ballet stars, including George Balanchine, Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Natalia Makarova, and Ivan Nagy. Also includes a framed photograph of Joffrey dancers Trinity Hamilton and Sam Franke performing...
Dates: approximately 1970-approximately 2005

Joyce Lang papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Lang
Abstract Joyce Petrik Lang, Chicago dancer and daughter of a dancer, studied under many famous Chicago dance teachers and was on the faculty of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, serving as regional director. She opened her first studio in 1956, teaching in Naperville for 22 years and in Brookfield for 17 years. Her collection includes clippings, information about Chicago-area dance companies, correspondence, photographs, and programs.
Dates: 1940-2008

Juanita Nicholson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Nicholson
Abstract Juanita Nicholson is a dance teacher and former volunteer at the Newberry in Chicago. Papers, which are mainly concerned with the Cecchetti Council of America and the Cecchetti method of teaching ballet, include instruction booklets, syllabi for dance classes and teacher examinations, some miscellaneous class notes, two volumes of piano music, a cassette tape, and phonograph records of Cecchetti Grades One through Five.
Dates: 1952-1983

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

Katharane Edson Mershon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Mershon
Abstract Small collection consisting of one letter to California dancer and dance ethnographer Katharane Edson Mershon, a few writings on Eastern philosophy and “I Ching”, and photographs, both of Mershon and of miscellaneous, mostly unidentified people.
Dates: 1895-1986

Kehl School of Dance records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Kehl
Abstract This Madison, Wisconsin dance school was founded by dancer Frederick W. Kehl in 1880. Kehl's Dancing Academy introduced thousands to the art of dance throughout Wisconsin, and the school is currently in its 4th generation of dancers and dance teachers from the Kehl family. Records include dance routines created by Leo Kehl and others, programs, photographs, school records, and information about Leo Kehl and Edna Christensen's involvement with the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.
Dates: 1920s-2011

Keith Allison Studio records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Allison
Abstract Material related to the McRae-Allison studio, including dance notations of McRae's choreography and music reel-to-reel tapes, as well as souvenir programs, sheet music, books, and periodicals.
Dates: 1916-1968

Krassner School of Theatre Arts Records

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Krassner
Abstract Documents, photographs and artifacts reflecting the history of the dance and theater schools founded and run by the Chicago Krassner sisters, both in Illinois and California, from 1924 to 1978. Includes letters, announcements, clippings, cue cards, instruction sheets and scripts, programs, miscellaneous memorabilia and a large collection of photographs. Also, a history of the Krassner schools by the son of Blossom Krassner, Paul J. Hartman, and artifacts consisting of a videocassette, two...
Dates: 1906-1997

LaRayne School of Dancing Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-LaRayne
Abstract Published and mimeographed ballet, tap and novelty dance routines, probably belonging to the LaRayne School of Dancing and/or choreographers and teachers Marion Freeman, Jack Manning and the Del-Wrights. Includes catalogs for the yearly conventions of the Chicago Association of Dancing Masters, 1930-1936, and for summer sessions at the Chicago Teachers College, 1939-1947. Also, the script for a children’s musical play.
Dates: 1930-1947

Lucia Mauro papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Mauro
Abstract Works (books, reviews, and articles), correspondence (including fan mail), teaching materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the dance, theater, arts writing, interview, broadcast and teaching work of Lucia Mauro. Also contains items documenting her childhood and youth, including her early dance career and coursework in high school and college.
Dates: 1974-2014

Margot Grimmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Grimmer
Abstract Material relating to the career of Chicago dancer Margot Grimmer, including clippings, advertising items, programs, a few miscellaneous incoming letters, and numerous photographs.
Dates: 1956-1984

Mark Turbyfill Papers

 Collection
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

Mary Gehr Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Gehr
Abstract Original work, reproductions of work, correspondence and subject files of Chicago artist Mary Gehr.
Dates: 1828-1997; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1997

May O'Donnell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-O'Donnell
Abstract Material relating to the career of modern dancer May O’Donnell, consisting of advertising and announcements, articles, reviews, programs and photographs. Also a few miscellaneous items, some of which relate to O’Donnell’s husband, musician Ray Green.
Dates: 1934-1996