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Hinkson, Mary
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 478
3.99 linear feet (10 boxes); 101 megabytes (5 computer files)
Mary De Haven Hinkson (1925 to 2014) was an influential African American dancer, teacher, and choreographer. The collection dates from 1942 to 2012 and contains photographs from Martha Graham Company tours, oral history interview transcripts,... more
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Company
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 477
82.15 linear feet (183 boxes, 22 tubes, 13 oversize folders)
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, established in 1982 by American dancer/choreographers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, has performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 40 countries. The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company records document... more
Goldberg, Jane, 1948-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 497
7.72 linear feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
The Changing Times Tap Dancing Company collection documents the activities and contributions put forward by its founder Jane Goldberg. Since 1979 Goldberg has preserved, promoted, and performed the dance form while paying respect to its most... more
Williams, Dudley, 1938-2015
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 462
17.79 linear feet (38 boxes, 6 oversized folders, 7 tubes)
Dudley Williams (1938-2015) was an African American modern dancer who spent most of his long performance career with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. The Dudley Williams papers document his professional and personal life through correspondence,... more
Nicks, Walter
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 352
9.92 linear feet (25 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Walter Nicks (1924-2007) was an American dancer, choreographer, and educator. The Walter Nicks papers date from 1899 to 2004 and document Walter Nicks' career as a choreographer, educator, and director of the Walter Nicks Dance Theatre Workshop.... more
Horwitz, Dawn Lille
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 557
2.5 linear feet (6 boxes); 1003.0 kilobytes (13 computer files)
The Dawn Lille collection, dated 1932 to 2002, documents Dawn Lille (1934- ), a performer, teacher, and oral historian. Her collection contains oral history interviews she conducted with African-American dancers. Lille also taped an extensive... more
Dehn, Mura
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 22-0011
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Mura Dehn was a dancer, filmmaker, and dance historian known for her study and documentation of Black social jazz dancing in New York City. The collection holds photographs depicting these dancers, as well as some images of Dehn and James Berry.
Raymond Johnson Dance Company
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 22-0018
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Raymond Johnson Dance Company was formed in 1974 by the Black dancer and choreographer, Raymond Johnson. The collection contains contact sheets, negatives, and prints of the company's performances.
Solomons, Gus, Jr., 1940-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 214
25.25 linear feet (75 boxes, 5 tubes); 1241.1 megabytes (259 computer files)
Gus Solomons Jr. is an African-American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer. Solomons was a soloist in the dance companies of Donald McKayle, Pearl Lang, Martha Graham and, most notably, Merce Cunningham. Solomons formed his own troupe, The... more
Lockett, D'Lana Y.
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 279
.42 linear feet (1 box)
D'Lana Lockett (1961-2006) was a tap dancer, dance instructor, and dance researcher who began research on a book on African American female tap dancers. The D'Lana Lockett research files contain correspondence, notes, typescript drafts, and... more
Dehn, Mura, 1902-1987
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 72
24 document boxes 2,533 items in 327 folders
The Mura Dehn Collection documents Mura Dehn's professional life as dancer, choreographer, scholar and filmmaker, and to a lesser degree, her personal life through notebooks, poetry and... more
Greene, Jonnie
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 528
1.70 linear feet (5 boxes)
Jonnie Greene (1929-) is a retired American performing arts critic who directed two dance symposiums, Rethinking the Balanchine Legacy and Classic Black, at the New York Public Library in the... more
Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 499
12.25 linear feet (30 boxes, 1 tube); 54.16494 gigabytes (8,622 computer files)
The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC) is a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, New York, whose mission is supporting Black performers and providing community access to dance. The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center records, which... more
Nash, Joe, 1919-2005
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0033
0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Joe Nash was a Black dancer, choreographer, historian, and arts administrator. His collection holds photographs of dancers dating from the 1930s to 1969, many of which are inscribed with notes and messages to Nash.
Nugent, Pete
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 440
1.3 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
The Pete Nugent papers (1928-1973) provide a glimpse into Nugent's career as a tap dancer. The collection contains correspondence with Mamie McDowell, photographs, Nugent's passport and address book, an announcement for the opening of his dance... more
Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 466
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre was a non-profit dance company that supported and promoted the work of dancers, choreographers, and theatre artists of color. The company's records date from 1976 to 2007, and consist of... more
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZKA 14-6754
2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Carl Van Vechten Slides collection contains approximately 2,800 color slides of dancers (primarily ballet) photographed by Carl Van Vechten in his studio, from 1940 to 1964.
Terry, Walter
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 23-0002
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Walter Terry (1913-1982) was a New York City-based writer, dance advocate, and dance critic. His slides date from the 1940s to 1981, and consist of color and black-and-white copies of photographs and drawings of ballet, modern, traditional dancers... more
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