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Leni Wylliams Remembrance Collection

 Collection
Identifier: D106
This collection contains interviews conducted by David Fullard with peers of Leni Wylliams after his shocking death in 1996. This collection also contains (1) interview conducted with Leni in the summer of 1995.

Dates

  • Other: 1995-1997

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 container)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains remembrance interviews conducted by David Fullard and (1) interview with Leni Wylliams.

Biographical / Historical

Leni Wylliams was a modern dancer, teacher, and Emmy Award-winning chorgeographer. Originally named Leonard Morell Williams, Leni was born in Denver, CO in 1961. He began his dance training with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance before moving to New York City. He has performed with Jose Limon, Eleo Pomare, Pina Bausch, and the Netherlands Dance Theater. Leni served as artistic director of several modern dance companies throughout his career. Leni won three Emmys for his work with PBS in Boston and an MTV Award for his choreography of a Janet Jackson video. Leni was murdered in 1996 at the age of 35 at his home in Kansas City, MO where he was a visiting professor of dance at the University of Missouri.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in (2) series: Remembrances and Interviews.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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