Found 105 collections related to Choreographers

Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMC-Res. 14
128 items (22 folders)
American dancer and choreographer. Letters from Shawn to dancer-teacher La Meri (Russell Meriwether Hughes).
Barstow, Richard
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1981-001
17 linear feet (28 boxes)
The Richard and Edith Barstow Papers document the careers of the sister and brother, both as dancers, then as choreographers and directors, for stage, screen, television, the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, nightclubs, and industrial... more
Barstow, Richard
Music Division | JPB 04-37
5.5 linear feet (14 boxes)
This collection contains manuscripts, manuscript copies, printed scores, and parts belonging to choreographer, director, dancer, and composer Richard Barstow, whose varied career included directing for Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus,... more
Bull, Richard
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZMD 147
17 linear feet (34 boxes)
Papers documenting the professional life of dancer, teacher, choreographer and arts administrator, Richard Niles Bull. Bulk dates, 1964-1998, include his work as teacher and administrator at New York University, the State University of New York at... more
Englund, Richard, 1931-1991
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 94
13.80 linear feet (28 boxes)
The Richard Englund Papers cover the professional career of Richard Englund (1931-1991), a noted American dancer, choreographer, director, and teacher. Englund served as the director of several small dance companies, including the pioneering... more
Strauss, Sara Mildred, 1896-1979
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 169
4.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
The Sara Mildred Strauss Papers document the professional life of this twentieth-century dance instructor, choreographer, and writer. This collection contains correspondence, professional papers, drafts of her writings, drawings, clippings,... more
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMC-Res. 20
131 items in 25 folders
This collection relates primarily to the last ten years of les Ballets Russes of Serge Dyagilev. There are a few items from 1910-1911 regarding Michel Fokine. The Papers have been divided... more
Dodge, Shirlee, 1916-2008
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 274
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Shirlee Dodge (1916-2008) was a dancer, choreographer, and instructor who earned degrees in performance and instruction from the Mary Wigman School in Dresden, Germany in 1939. Mary Wigman (1886-1973) was a pioneer dancer, choreographer, and... more
Farrah, Ibrahim
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 159
8.34 linear feet (21 boxes)
Ibrahim Farrah (1939-1998) was a well-known performer, teacher, and scholar of Middle Eastern dance, who also became the founder and publisher of Arabesqué, a notable journal of international and ethnic dance. The... more
Erdman, Jean
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 170
36 linear feet (66 boxes)
The Jean Erdman Papers document the professional life of Jean Erdman Campbell, a dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor. Materials date from the late 1930s to the mid-1990s, and cover the early stages of her career as well as productions... more
Duncan, Jeff, 1930-1989
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 161
6 linear feet (12 boxes)
The collection documents the career of choreographer, dancer, and teacher Jeff Duncan from 1956 - 1989. It contains correspondence, production material, photographs, oversized material, and personal material.
Highwater, Jamake
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1395
54.2 linear feet (97 boxes, 2 folders)
Jamake Highwater (born circa. 1930) was the director and choreographer for the San Francisco Contemporary Dancers from 1954 to 1967, and a rock music journalist and travel writer from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s. From 1975 on, he was been... more
Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 136
19 linear feet
Papers documenting the professional life of dancer, teacher, and choreographer Hanya Holm. Bulk dates, 1931-1980, cover her teaching at the New York Wigman School of the Dance, the Hanya Holm Studio, and Colorado College and her choreography for... more
Lippincott, Gertrude Lawton
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 114
.5 linear feet (18 folders in 1 box)
Description: Memoirs and writings
Crane, Frederick
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 273
.38 linear feet (1 box)
In the late 1930s, the New York City based Theatre Dance Company sought to express modern times through a wide range of dance subjects. The Frederick Crane collection of Theatre Dance Company materials (1889-1937) contains such a range of... more
King, Eleanor, 1906-1991
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 87
1 document box 29 items in 9 folders
Eleanor King (1906-1991) writes to her longtime friend about her travels and professional activities.
King, Eleanor, 1906-1991
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 96
27 linear feet (49 boxes)
Eleanor King was a pioneer in the field of modern dance. She was an an original dancer of the Humphrey-Weidman group, a choreographer, and a teacher. Miss King became one of the first dance instructors in the United States, she was a professor in... more
Foreman, Laura, 1936-2001
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 162
27 linear feet (58 boxes)
Laura Foreman was the director of dance at the New School. Her Laura Foreman Dance Theater performed extensively in the 1970s and her Composers and Choreographers Theater gave exposure to new and avant-garde choreographers. Collection includes... more
Wilson, John W., 1927-1992
Music Division | JPB 04-6
7 linear feet (22 boxes)
The John Wilson papers document his career as a composer, choreographer, and teacher. The collection contains scores dating from Wilson’s college years in the early 1950s, materials relating to his career as a dancer and a teacher and other... more
Johnson, Helen A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
16.79 linear feet (46 boxes)
The Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections (HAJMTC) were formed by over two hundred file-folder level collections (one-three file folders per personality or event). The collections contain information dating from the... more
Greco, José
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 04-3673
6.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
José Greco (1918-2000) created a unique hybrid of Spanish dance from the regional, flamenco and gypsy forms. This photographic collection not only visualizes the distinct style of the José Greco Dance Company, but it also contains some personal... more
Greco, José
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 112
48 linear feet (302 folders
The papers primarily document the administrative roles José Greco filled as director of Spanish dance companies and as head of the José Greco Foundation for Hispanic Dance.
Alum, Manuel
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 95
1 document box 24 items in 6 folders
Manuel Alum was born in Puerto Rico, but his dance training and his career as a modern dancer, teacher, choreographer and director took place mainly in the United States. He was a leading dancer and assistant director of the Paul Sanasardo Dance... more
Zali, Lila, 1918-2003
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 256
1.76 linear feet (5 boxes)
Lila Zali, born Elizaveta Borisova Zalipskaya (1918-2003), was a ballerina, educator, choreographer, and founder of Ballet Pacifica. The Lila Zali papers (1898-2003) document her life as a dancer from her childhood until retirement through... more
Goslar, Lotte
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 163
17 linear feet (27 boxes)
Lotte Goslar, a clown-mime, was known for her eccentric and whimsical comedy. She performed throughout Europe and the United States. Her most famous solo was Grandma Always Danced.
Butler, John, 1920-1993
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 174
8 linear feet (16 boxes)
John Butler (1918-1993) was a dancer and choreographer who combined both classical and modern dance styles in his work. After a brief period leading his own dance company, Butler became a successful freelance choreographer on television and for... more
Scott, Judith, 1937-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 183
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Judith Scott was a founding member along with Gus Giordano of Dance Inc.-Chicago. She was also an educator, teaching Modern Dance at the University of Jamaica in the West Indies, Northwestern University and Barnard College. Scott also formed... more
Gam, Kaja
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 204
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Kaja Gam was a choreographer, performance artist, filmmaker and artistic director of the Awkward Dance Company, as well as a founding member of the School of Hard Knocks. The collection consists of art, production notes, photographs,... more
Baker, Kent, 1947-1994
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 287
1.26 linear feet (3 boxes)
Kent Baker was the founder and choreographer of A Baker's Half Dozen, the first modern dance company based in Brooklyn, New York. The papers document the professional career of the choreographer and include the records of his company, his master's... more
Carlisle Project
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 272
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Founded by Barbara Weisberger in 1984, the Carlisle Project was a center for the professional development of choreographers and dancers based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Documenting selected aspects of the Carlisle Project from 1984-1998, the... more