Fonds F0659 - Terrill Maguire fonds

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Terrill Maguire fonds

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1.81 m of textual records
79 photographs ; col. and b&w ; 50.8 x 61 cm or smaller
31 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
1 photograph : col. ; printed on canvas 1.5 x 1.05 m
17 posters ; 81 x 45 cm or smaller
13 videocassettes
12 audio reels
12 audio cassettes
13 compact discs
1 optical disc

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Terrill Maguire, dancer, choreographer and teacher, was born in California and attended the University of California at Los Angeles. She graduated a BFA in dance in 1969. During her time at UCLA, Maguire studied modern dance with Bella Lewitzky, Richard Oliver, Gloria Newman, William Bales, Betty Jones, and Gus Solomon, and became a member of the UCLA Dance Company. In 1971, Maguire joined theatre group the Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo and performed with the group until 1973. She relocated to Toronto and began teaching dance in the music department at York University in 1974. From 1975 to 1979, Maguire was a full-time faculty member in York’s Department of Dance, where she taught technique, repertory and composition. She has also taught as a sessional instructor at York University and has been a faculty member of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the Ottawa Dance Centre. She has held many artist residencies and has been a guest teacher at a number of high schools and performing arts schools.

Maguire performs as a dancer, a choreographer-dancer of her own pieces, and a choreographer for film and television projects. She created the Inde Festival of New Music and Dance, which ran from 1985 to 1992. She later formed Inde Multidisciplinary Arts Projects to produce dance projects with a community and education focus. She has been a member of Dance Ontario, Toronto Dance Heritage Society, the Laidlaw Foundation Arts Education Advisory Committee, the Ottawa Board of Education Arts Advisory Council and an arts adviser for the Action Centre for Social Justice in Ottawa.

Maguire was the 1988 recipient of the Jean A. Chalmers Choreography Award and a 1988 Dora Award nominee in choreography.

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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.

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Donated by Terrill Maguire in 2014 and 2015.


Fonds is arranged in five series.

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Fonds is comprised of the following accessions: 2014-038, 2015-008. Further accruals may be expected.

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2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.

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