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Dance Repertory Appendix:
Alvin Ailey Dance Company:
Based in New York City, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater began in 1958 as a group of young African-American modern dancers, directed by Alvin Ailey.
American Ballet Theatre:
American’s National Ballet Company, ABT was founded in 1939 in New York City.
Prior to 1938 Ballet Russe was known as Colonel de Basil’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. Around 1938 the company split into two separate companies, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and the Original Ballet Russe (information obtained from the materials in the collection).
A Russian based ballet company residing within the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The Bolshoi Theatre opened in 1776 with a ballet performance.
The first professional repertory ballet company in New England. Founded in 1963 by E. Virginia Williams.
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Based in New York City, Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook in 1969.
Founded in Chicago in 1956 by Robert Joffrey.
Martha Graham Dance Company
Led by renowned dancer Martha Graham, the Martha Graham Dance Company evolved from the Martha Graham Studio, which was founded in 1926, in New York City.
Moiseyev Dance Company
Russian dance company founded by Igor Moiseyev in 1936 (information obtained from the materials in the collection).
New York City Ballet
Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein in 1948.
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Founded by Paul Taylor in 1993. Based in New York City.
Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Founded in 1971 by Dartmouth College students.
Britain’s largest ballet company, the Royal Ballet was orriginally the Vic-Wells Ballet, the Royal Ballet was founded by Dame Ninette de Valois circa 1931. Renamed the Royal Ballet in 1956
Twyla Tharp Dance
Renowned dancer and choreographer, Twyla Tharp founded Twyla Tharp Dance in 1965.
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- Emerson College Archives and Special Collections (Creator)
- Alvin Ailey Dance Company (Subject)
- American Ballet Theatre (Subject)
- Ballet Russe (Subject)
- Bolshoi Ballet (Subject)
- Boston Ballet (Subject)
- Dance (Subject)
- Dance Companies (Subject)
- Dance Theatre of Harlem (Subject)
- Joffrey Ballet (Subject)
- Martha Graham Dance Company (Subject)
- Moiseyev Dance Company (Subject)
- New York City Ballet (Subject)
- Paul Taylor Dance Company (Subject)
- Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Subject)
- Royal Ballet (Subject)
- Twyla Tharp Dance (Subject)