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Nicole Plett collection of dance research materials, 1935-2003

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Iconography, 1935-1987 (continued)
Artwork, 1958
Two watercolor paintings by Eleanor King.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Dances with Suzu, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Sado Okasa Line Dance, undated
BOX 2 Writings, 1970-1988
This series consists chiefly of newspaper and magazine articles that Nicole Plett wrote between 1970 and 1988. These publications encompass topics related to dance artists Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, Deborah Hay, Bill T. Jones, Eleanor King, Mark Morris, Steve Paxton, and Twyla Tharp. Also present is an exhibit catalog, Eleanor King: Sixty Years in American Dance, autographed by Eleanor King, and Plett's compilation of King’s choreographic works.
Arranged alphabetically.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Articles, 1981-1986
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 List of choreographic works, 1970, 1982, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Sixty Years in American Dance. Edited by Nicole Plett. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1988
Exhibit catalog, autographed on cover by Eleanor King
BOX 2 Interviews, 1982-2003
This series consists of notes and excerpts of interviews conduced by Nicole Plett with American choreographers between 1982 and 2003. Some of these artists were associated with the Judson Dance Theater. Other subjects included Black choreographers Bill T. Jones and Rennie Harris. In addition to these excerpts, recordings of most of these interviews, as well as additional interviews with Eve Gentry, Alonzo King, Steve Paxton, and Edward Villella, were transferred to the Library of Congress Motion picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound (MBRS) Division.
Arranged alphabetically by interviewee.
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Childs, Lucinda, 1985 November 3
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Gordon, David, 1987 February 13
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Harris, Rennie, 2003 October 24
BOX-FOLDER 2/7-8 Hay, Deborah, 1982 December 2, 2000 July 12
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Jones, Bill T., 2002 January 12
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 King, Eleanor, 1987 July 30
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Morris, Mark, 1993 October 16
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Tharp, Twyla, 2001 February 14
BOX 2, 3 Files on Eleanor King, 1940-1999
This series consists of a small amount of clippings, correspondence, programs, and promotional material related to Eleanor King. The newspaper and magazine clippings encompass performance reviews, an obituary, and articles about King’s distinctive choreographic style. The programs and promotional material document events at which Eleanor King or other modern dancers performed her choreographed works. Programs for the Eleanor King Retrospective Dance Concert (1988) and the 14th Annual Governors Awards (1987), at which King was honored, are especially notable. The correspondence includes letters from Myra Ellen Jenkins, John Martin, and Genevieve Oswald to Andrea Seidel about restaging, performing, and videotaping King’s works, as well as a letter from Lynn Garafola to Nicole Plett regarding King’s performance in the Rite of Spring in New York City. This series also includes a copy of King’s article “Indian Dance in the Northwest” (Dance Observer, 1945) as well as her curriculum vitae.
Arranged alphabetically by material type.
BOX-FOLDER 2/13, 3/1 Clippings, circa 1940, 1982-1991
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Correspondence, 1977-1978, 1987
Contents: Lynn Garafola; Myra Ellen Jenkens; John Martin; Genevieve Oswald; James Rutherford; Andrea Seidel; Muriel Topaz
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Curriculum vitae of Eleanor King, circa 1985
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Interview, 1981
Note: Interview of Eleanor King, conducted by Charles Fort
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 King, Eleanor. "Indian Dance in the Northwest," 1945
Published in Dance Observer 12, 1945

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