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Canada Dance Festival fonds

  • F0199
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1998

The fonds documents the Canada Dance Festival's operational and administrative activities. Records consist of financial records and contracts; grant applications, sponsorship and fund raising files; correspondence and other administrative records including reports; and publicity, special event and marketing records. Also included are posters used in the advertising and marketing of the festival.

Canada Dance Festival

Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations fonds

  • F0172
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1993

Fonds consists of an accumulation of files kept by several different members of the Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations which have been maintained in the manner in which they were received. They contain correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, items used for publicity, resource material and other material.

Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations

Danny Grossman Dance Company fonds

  • F0301
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2015, predominant 1970-2006

Fonds consists of the Danny Grossman Dance Company (DGDC) records generated from development; promotional; and professional associations, government councils, and conference; performance, touring, and educational initiatives activities. Danny Grossman's personal correspondence with family, friends, and industry professionals is also included in the fonds.

Danny Grossman Dance Company

Danny Grossman fonds

  • F0244
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2002

Fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence, clippings, programmes and related material that document Grossman's career as a dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company as well as the founding of the Danny Grossman Dance Company. It also includes contracts, grant applications and other financial records, citizenship papers, passports and other collected ephemera.

Grossman, Danny

Jeanette Heller fonds

  • F0542
  • Fonds
  • 1907-2011, 1930-1965 predominant

Fonds documents Jeanette Heller's activities as a dancer and career in entertainment with records primarily pertaining to her life as a Roxyette (Rockette), USO troupe dancer during World War II and the Korean War, and employee of many dance companies including the American Repertory Theatre Group. Records consist of photographs, newspaper clippings, programmes, annotated maps, correspondence, contracts, and a collection of Jewish recipes.

Heller, Jeanette

Kennetha McArthur fonds

  • F0143
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1997

Fonds consists of administrative files relating to the activities of DanceSpace and includes correspondence, posters, photographs, and various published materials relating to dance.

O'Heany, Kennatha Rose

Lauretta Thistle fonds

  • F0430
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1982

The fonds documents Lauretta Thistle's activities as a journalist and dance reviewer for the period, 1961-1982.

Thistle, Lauretta, 1917-

Madeleine Boss Lasserre fonds

  • F0674
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1998, predominant 1925-1977

Fonds illustrates Madeleine Boss Lasserre’s career and interests as a music educator of children and adults in Toronto, Ontario. Most of the material was created between 1925 and 1977, while Lasserre was actively employed with the Margaret Eaton School and the Toronto Conservatory of Music. A small subset of the records were created outside of this time span. Records include: Dalcroze teaching and demonstration notes and diagrams; correspondence with colleagues and students; material pertaining to general early childhood education; and material related to the administration and promotion of courses in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Fonds contains notes and notebooks, pamphlets, programmes, correspondence, clippings and scrapbooks, as well as photographs of Lasserre and other members of the Dalcroze and music communities.

Lasserre, Madeleine Boss, 1901-1998

Mary F. Williamson fonds

  • F0098
  • Fonds
  • 1851-2004, predominant 1965-2004

The fonds consists of material which documents Williamson's career as a fine arts bibliographer, librarian and instructor along with associated professional and scholarly activities. It includes correspondence and reports prepared for collection acquisitions (e.g. Germain Bazin library, archives and postcard collection), other library initiatives, interactions with various library departments, and departments in the Faculty of Fine Arts including visual arts, dance, and theatre; material related to her work on YUFA, PLAYU (Professional Librarians Association of York University), the Librarians' Group, and other York University and library committees; exhibition catalogues, monographs, articles and conference presentations authored by Williamson; and research materials, grant files and teaching files.
The fonds also includes a collection of letters and photographs that Williamson sent home during her stay at various summer camps between 1940 and 1951, material related to the Moore Park Ratepayers' Association, and a collection that Williamson acquired consisting of 63 photocopied letters from literary and artistic figures in Canada such as Susanna Moodie and George Munro Grant, addressed to Louisa Murray (1818-1894), literary critic and writer on feminist issues.

Williamson, Mary F., 1933-

Mary Jane Warner fonds

  • F0574
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2006

Fonds consists of dance notations recorded using Labanotation or Kinetography Laban, created or acquired by Mary Jane Warner and used in her work as a professor of dance. The notations take the form of manuscript symbols hand-drawn by Warner while a student at Ohio State University (including Labanotation for her dissertation), photocopies of works produced by other notators, and printed works published by the Dance Notation Bureau and the Royal Academy of Dancing. The notations are grouped according to elementary, intermediate, and advanced readings, with titles that often include the name of the choreographer and, in some cases, the notator. The works of Doris Humphrey, Ray Cook, Anthony Tudor, George Balanchine, Muriel Topaz, and Ann Hutchinson Guest figure prominently among the notations. The fonds also includes Warner’s lecture notes on the history of dance notation and Labanotation, material on teaching dance, notes for a lecture on E.A. Theleur’s "Letters on dancing : reducing this elegent and healthful exercise to easy scientific principles" (London, 1831), and programs and proceedings from various international conferences on Labanotation and Kinetography Laban.

Warner, Mary Jane

Paul James Dwyer fonds

  • F0142
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2013

The fonds documents Paul James Dwyer's activities as a dancer, choreographer, and writer. Records consist mainly of correspondence and subject files relating to various dance companies such as Dance Oremus Danse and the Isadora Duncan School of Modern Dance. There is some documentation on grant applications. Also included are dance programmes, Dwyer's published articles and photographs of colleagues such as Jeanne Bresciani, Lori Belliveau, Nadia Chilkovsky, and Anita Zhan. There are video and audio recordings of interviews and dance performances. Accession 2007-059 includes correspondence with Madeleine Lytton regarding her dance career in the tradition of Isadora Duncan, correspondence and other documentation regarding the collections of books, photographs, and other material pertaining to Duncan owned by Leo and Lillian Loewenthal and Howard Holtzman, Ella Bobrow's book on Irina Odoevtseva, a program for the memorial dance performance for Hortense Kooluris, and promotional material for a wide variety of performers involved in dance, opera, and baroque music.

Dwyer, Paul James

Penelope Doob fonds

  • F0729
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2013, 1970-2000 predominant

Fonds consists of records documenting Doob’s activities as a professor at York University and scholar of medieval studies, dance, and medicine. A small amount of personal memorabilia and ephemera of her early life related to her education are included.

Penelope Reed Doob

Robert A. Lawson fonds

  • F0521
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1982

The fonds consists primarily of colour slides and black and white negatives that chronicle Lawson's activities over 25 years as a CBC production designer, particularly with colleague and friend, producer Norman Campbell, and their collaborations for CBC artistic television productions such as The Gondoliers (1962), Romeo and Juliet with Celia Franca (1965), Hansel and Gretel with Maureen Forrester (1970), Giselle (1975), Cinderella with Veronica Tennant, Jeremy Blanton and Lois Smith (1968), Swan Lake with Erik Bruhn and Lois Smith (1961 and 1967), the Nutcracker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (1974), la Rondine with Teresa Stratas (1971), The Wonder of It All (1972), and the Karen Kain Super Special (1978). Other programs documented include More Joy in Heaven (1964), Hatch's Mill, The Masseys, Stephen Leacock, Wayne and Shuster television specials, A Case for the Court, Troubled Heart, Wojeck, and The Road among other programmes. There are also previously unseen photographs of pianist Glenn Gould with violinist Yehudi Menuhin in 1965, and in conversation with Bruno Monsaingeon in 1980. The photographs include many candid shots of iconic Canadian stage and television personalities including Gordon Pinsent, Celia Franca, Karen Kain, Veronica Tennant, Nadia Potts, Erik Bruhn, Norman Campbell, Wayne and Shuster, Christopher Plummer, Maureen Forrester, Margot Kidder, Robert Farnon, and others. Records also include some storyboards, drawings, slides and notes related to the Chroma-Key technique developed by Lawson and Campbell, program reviews, clippings, complimentary and congratulatory letters to and from Lawson, and about Lawson's work.

Lawson, Robert A.

Selma Odom fonds

  • F0544
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2008

Fonds consists of records acquired by Selma Odom over the course of her career as a dance scholar and educator. Includes dance, theatre, music and other performing arts programs, brochures, flyers, magazines, and newsletters collected by Odom between 1972 and 2008.

Odom, Selma Landen

Terrill Maguire fonds

  • F0659
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2014

Fonds consists of records documenting Terrill Maguire’s dance and choreography career, the formation and management of her dance and music festival, Inde, as well as her work as an instructor in the dance department of York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. These records include correspondence, day planners, grant applications, proposals, course materials, contracts, memorabilia, photographs, videocassettes, audio reels, cassettes and compact discs.

Maguire, Terrill