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Premiere Dance Arts Company/Arts For All Records

 Collection
Identifier: D045

Premiere Dance Arts Company (PDAC) was a dance company founded in the early 1950's, and Arts for All was a non-profit group established in late 2000. Both organizations were established by Denver native, dance instructor, choreographer, educator, entrepreneur, and University of Denver Alumna Gwen Bowen. The collection consists of papers, meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, receipts, VHS and audio cassette tapes, publications, clippings, programs, posters, photographs, and copies of articles related specifically to the Premiere Dance Arts Company (PDAC) and the non-profit organization, Arts for All.

Dates

  • 1953 - 2009
  • Majority of material found within 1994 - 2009

Creator

Extent

16.25 Linear Feet (11 containers)

Scope and Contents

Collection includes papers, meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, receipts, VHS and audio cassette tapes, publications, clippings, programs, posters, photographs, and copies of articles related specifically to the Premiere Dance Arts Company (PDAC) and the non-profit organization, Arts for All.

Biographical / Historical

Premiere Dance Arts Company (PDAC) was a dance company founded in the early 1950's for amateur dancers age twelve and older with professional aspirations. Arts for All was established in late 2000 as a "non-profit group devoted to increasing the accessibility of all manner of artistic expression to all manner of people, young and old." Both organizations were established by Denver native, performer, dance instructor, choreographer, educator, entrepreneur, and University of Denver Alumna Gwen Bowen. PDAC/Arts for All actively engaged in the Denver and Colorado communities with performances, education in the arts, and fund raising. Notably, PDAC/Arts for All consistently partnered with Denver Public Schools and National Dance Week promoting dance and other forms of artistic expression. PDAC/Arts for All was formally dissolved effective 31 December 2009, and all funds were transferred to the Bowen Family Performing Arts Fund with the Denver Foundation.

Arrangement

Collection partially arranged and organized by creator, Gwen Bowen. Some materials removed from binders and rearranged into folders. Loose items are wrapped and boxed as needed and/or appropriate.

Related Materials

Gwen Bowen Papers, D030.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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