29 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Modern dance.

  1. Valeria Ladd collection on the revived Greek dance, 1924-1967

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

    Summary:

    Valeria Gibson Ladd was a dancer with the Noyes School of Rhythm during the 1930s. This collection, consisting almost entirely of photographs, documents the practice of a genre of dancing based on the revival of Greek aesthetics and costume, as practiced by dancer Florence Fleming Noyes (1871–1928). In the early 1900s, Noyes established the Noyes School of Rhythm, where Valeria Ladd taught and performed.

  2. Grace McCrea papers relating to Denishawn, 1913-1969

    249 items . 6 containers. 3 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Grace McCrea (b. 1899) was a member of the Denishawn dance company led by modern dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. Along with her older sister, Betty McCrea, she performed across the United States in Denishawn's vaudeville and concert tours from 1916-1919. The photographs, performance programs, and printed materials in this collection document the professional activities of Denishawn artistic leadership and company members from about 1913 to the late 1960s. The collection principally includes programs and photographs highlighting the career of dancer Grace McCrea and her sister Betty. Certain company members and artistic collaborators of the Denishawn company are also represented, such as Louis Horst, Betty Horst, Ada Forman, and Anne Douglas. The collection also includes magazine and newspaper clippings, publicity materials, and publications. Pages from two small notebooks document portions of the company's Asia tour and one piece of Denishawn choreography.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Miriam Cole papers, 1923-1997

    1,430 items . 5 containers . 2.5 linear feet . -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Miriam "Mimi" Cole (1926-2012) was an American dancer and choreographer who performed solo as well as with the Martha Graham Dance Company and other contemporaries. The Miriam Cole Papers consists primarily of programs; clippings, articles, and scrapbook pages; photographs; music for her choreography; and contracts. Much of the material relates to Cole's association with the Graham company: photographs, programs, articles, and other items documenting the Graham European tour in 1954 are especially plentiful.

  6. Muriel Manings and William Korff papers, 1914-2007

    1,088 items . 6 containers. 2.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Performer and teacher Muriel Manings and her husband William Korff, a performer, dance historian, and writer, compiled a substantial collection of materials that highlight activities of the New Dance Group, with particular emphasis on the dance trio of members William Bales, Jane Dudley, and Sophie Maslow. Manings's acumen as a teacher of modern dance earned her two engagements to teach in Cuba, both of which are documented in personal journals. Her leadership with the American Dance Guild and the ADG-sponsored gala celebrating the New Dance Group is also well documented in this collection.

  7. 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.

  8. Sophie Maslow papers, 1918-1997

    1,216 items . 18 containers. 8 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sophie Maslow (1911-2006) was an American modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The collection consists of photographs, programs, promotional materials, clippings, articles, correspondence, writings, music scores, and other documents pertaining to Maslow’s career. The material includes documentation of her time as a performer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, and primarily features her work with the New Dance Group, the Dudley-Maslow-Bales Trio, and the Sophie Maslow Dance Company. The collection illustrates her interest in American folk, Jewish, populist, and communist themes.

  9. Katherine Dunham collection, 1920-2006

    5,184 items plus digital materials . 33 containers . 15 linear feet . -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Katherine Dunham (1909-2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, teacher, dance anthropologist, and writer. The collection contains correspondence, awards and honors, writings by and about Dunham, business papers, photographs and videotapes, clippings and reviews, programs, promotional materials, and materials related to the Library of Congress Katherine Dunham Legacy Project.

  10. Pearl Lang papers, 1908-2008

    13,077 items . 59 containers. 29 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Pearl Lang (née Pearl Lack) was an American dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The collection includes clippings and articles, programs and publicity, correspondence, choreographic and teaching notes, photographs, interviews and lectures, business papers, posters, music scores, moving images, and other materials relating to Lang’s career in dance primarily as a choreographer for her own company, Pearl Lang Dance Theatre, and as solo performer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. A significant amount of material documents her interest in Yiddish and Jewish culture.