Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview 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...
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials generated during the life of Gwen Bowen and the Gwen Bowen School of Dance Arts. These include administrative papers for the school, teaching and production materials, original coreography by Gwen, photographs of performances and personal photographs, Gwen's personal papers including correspondence and SMArts materials, and textiles used at the school or personally by Gwen. Textiles include four costumes, t-shirts, ballet slippers, and tap shoes.
Dates: Other: 1947-2012
Overview Lillian Covillo was an alumna of the University of Denver who co-founded the Colorado Ballet along with Freidann Parker. This collection includes photos, programs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and ephemera related to Covillo and Parker's dance work and teaching.