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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.
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.
Domingo Orejudos (professional name: Etienne), was a dancer and erotic artist born in Chicago who danced with the Illinois Ballet, later becoming resident choreographer, principal dancer, and associate director of the company. Papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, sketches, and audiovisual material relating to Orejudos' dance career and to the Illinois Ballet.
Material relating to Chicago dance teacher and author Edna Lucile Baum, which includes incoming correspondence, writings, photographs, programs, dance notations and other miscellaneous printed items, scrapbooks and notebooks.
Brochures, clippings, and reviews covering Mattei's career as a dancer at MoMing Dance and Arts Center in Chicago. Also includes some clippings about Mattei's sometime dance partner Charlie Vernon; about dancer-choreographer Jan Bartoszek; and about Chicago performance space Links Hall.
Records of the Ruth Page Foundation, a cultural non-profit organization committed to the education, promotion, and presentation of dance in Chicago. Founded by Ruth Page in 1970, the Foundation continues to support a number of dance initiatives. Includes administrative, personnel, financial, and publicity materials for both the Foundation and the Ruth Page School of Dance.
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.
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.