Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library Souvenir and House Program Collection
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.
- Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library (Organization)
Language of Materials
75.5 Linear Feet (78 containers)
Scope and Contents
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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