Creator: Boulder Ballet
Abstract: This collection contains audiovisual materials, clippings, posters, photos, and programs related to the beginnings of Boulder Ballet.
Abstract: Collection contains postcards found in with the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library Poster collection. The provenance of these items is unknown. Postcards show Spanish dance and the Bill Evans Dance company.
Creator: Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library
Abstract: The Souvenir and House Programs Collection features souvenir and house programs related to dance productions, dance companies, dance festivals, Broadway musicals, theatre productions, opera companies, ice skating productions, and films.
A souvenir program is a commercial publication designed to enhance a company or show with photographs, short biographies, company histories and repertory lists. The companies, festivals and productions covered by the programs in the collection are international in scope. A house program is one that is distributed at a performance to members of the audience attending the event. The house program usually deals with only the specifics of the actual performance itself: title, composer, designer, cast list, and company roster.
Spanning the 20th century, the programs cover primarily ballet but also include folk dance, flamenco dancing, Highland dancing, tango, and ice dancing. Programs in the collection represent the American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Ballet Theatre, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Ballet West, the Bolshoi Ballet, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Jose Greco and his Spanish Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the Royal Ballet (London), National Ballet of Canada, among others. Performers listed in the programs include Anna Pavlova, Marcel Marceau, Sonja Henie, Jose Greco, and Michael Flatly.
Abstract: Colorado Ballet, located in Denver Colorado is a regional dance company that was conceived as a ballet school, and founded in 1951, by Denver natives Freidann Parker and Lillian Covillo. To showcase their students, the life-long friends established Colorado Concert Ballet in 1961. As of 2010 Colorado Ballet consisted of 30 professional dancers of national and international acclaim, 17 studio company dancers, a $6.6 million operating budget, an expansive repertoire, and two locations for the Academy of Colorado Ballet.
Abstract: The Colorado Dance Alliance was founded in 1980 with the mission of supporting and promoting dance arts in Colorado through education, communication, and advocacy. This collection contains Colorado Dance Alliance newsletters and administrative materials from 1987 to 2011.
Creator: Handler, Darlene
Abstract: This collection contains (1) large photo of two unidentified dancers and (1) VHS tape titled, "A Creative Community: An Integrated Approach to the Arts."
Abstract: This collection contains board materials, materials on programs and events, newsletters, and scrapbooks from the Denver Ballet Guild.
Abstract: This collections contains dance costumes, photos, dance instruction materials, and realia (a trunk and a suitcase).
Abstract: The International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Association was started as the National Round Dance Board of Review in 1976-1977, became the Universal Round Dance Council in 1977, and changed to its current name in late 2007. The collection primarily consists of official newsletters and convention syllabi from 1979-2012, plus organizing correspondence from 1976-1979, official convention recordings from 2004-2005, and some ephemera.
Creator: Graese, Judy
Abstract: This collection contains artwork by Judy Grease and files from her time with Colorado Contemporary Dance.