19 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Ballet.

  1. Elizabeth Severn and Margaret Severn papers, 1880-1994

    5,600 items. 16 containers plus 1 oversize; 209 digital files (6.34 GB). 6.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Elizabeth Severn, psychotherapist, author, and psychoanalytic patient of Sándor Ferenczi; and her daughter, Margaret Severn, ballet dancer and vaudeville performer. Correspondence, writings, printed matter, and photographs concerning Elizabeth Severn's private life and her career as a psychotherapist. Correspondence, writings, art work, printed matter, photographs, and digital files relating to Margaret Severn's life as a dancer in New York theaters, in traveling vaudeville shows in the 1920s, and with European ballet companies in the 1930s.

  2. Ruth Page correspondence on Billy Sunday, 1944-1960

    148 items. 1 container. 0.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection consists primarily of the correspondence between American dancer-choreographer and company director Ruth Page or her first husband attorney Thomas Hart Fisher and composer Remi Gassmann, who was contracted to create the music score for Page’s ballet Billy Sunday (1948). Other letters to Gassmann from this period and a small number of programs and press clippings related to Page's or Gassmann's careers round out the collection.

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  3. Judith Chazin-Bennahum photograph collection relating to Antony Tudor, 1932-1971

    122 items. 1 container. 0.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This photograph collection documenting the career of English ballet dancer-choreographer Antony Tudor (1908-1987) was assembled by professor and scholar Judith Chazin-Bennahum (1937- ) in preparation for the publication of her book titled The Ballets of Antony Tudor: Studies in Psyche and Satire (1994).

  4. George Zoritch collection, 1914-2002

    159 items. 1 container. 0.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    George Zoritch was a ballet dancer in the post-Diaghilev era of the early twentieth century. The bulk of the George Zoritch Collection consists of photographs (most of them reprints), augmented by several periodicals, programs, clippings, and articles documenting his career.

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  5. Larry Colwell dance photographs, 1944-1966

    438 items . 8 containers . 4 linear feet . -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Larry Colwell (1901-1972) was a noted American art photographer, best-known for his dance subjects as well as his figure studies. This collection of photographs consists primarily of large-format contact prints and negatives. A selection of mounted photographs showing his technique of capturing dance movement on film are also included. Subjects include some of the most famous ballet artists of the 1940s and 1950s, affiliated with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as well as George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein's Ballet Society (which became New York City Ballet). Other significant photographic subjects are Talley Beatty, John Cage, and Merce Cunningham. A small amount of professional papers are also included.

  6. Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush Eye on the Arts archive, 1994-2009

    12,546 items. 54 containers. 28 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of programs, clippings, and press materials that cover New York City performances of music, dance, theater, as well as film and video.

  7. Dance notation collection, 1893-1981

    42 items. 6 containers. 4.25 linear feet. 5 microfilm reels. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Dance Notation Collection consists of scenarios, scores in codified dance notation, and descriptions of dance dating from 1893 to 1981, many of which originated from copyright deposits submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office to register rights for choreography. Most of these scores are recorded in Labanotation, the system of dance notation that Rudolf von Laban (1879–1958) developed. George Balanchine, Doris Humphrey, Kurt Jooss, Léonide Massine, and Antony Tudor are among the distinguished choreographers whose works are represented in this collection.

  8. Serge Lifar collection on Serge Diaghilev, 1750-1950

    around 1,350 items. 81 boxes. 91 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection is comprised in large part of printed music, widely representing 18th century Italian and 19th century Russian operatic music. Includes rare pre-revolutionary editions of Russian folk songs, annotated performance scores of Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gounod, Cimarosa. Non-musical materials include three letters from S. Prokofiev to S. Diaghilev, rare edition of books on music, literature and theater, libretti and synopses, souvenir books and programs and photographs. Several of the programs and photographs show Léon Bakst's set and costume designs. Non-musical materials also include Diaghilev’s personal notebook, containing entries in French, Russian, and English made in 1926-1929.

  9. Serge Grigoriev / Ballets Russes archive, 1909-2009

    1021 items. 24 containers. 18 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Serge Grigoriev / Ballets Russes Archive documents Grigoriev’s decades-long career as régisseur (rehearsal director) for both Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and for Col. W. de Basil’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. It consists primarily of photographs, photograph albums, and notes and manuscript drafts for Grigoriev’s book S.P. Diaghilev i ego ‘Russkii Balet’ 1909-1929, which was translated into English and published as The Diaghilev Ballet, 1909-1929. The archive also contains Grigoriev’s unpublished manuscript for his work Original’nyi Russkii Balet pod upravleniem Colonel W. De Basil 1932-1952. In addition, the archive includes choreographic notes, programs, additional writings by Grigoriev, clippings, tour information, and drawings.

  10. Adolph Bolm collection, 1895-1982

    800 items. 9 containers. 4.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Adolph Bolm (1884-1951) was a renowned ballet dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher. This collection, which documents his career both in Russia and the United States, contains photographs, correspondence, programs, pamphlets, articles, business papers, writings, artwork, and music scores.