Collection MSS 034 - Dance Umbrella Collection

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Dance Umbrella Collection


  • 1981 - 2001 (Creation)


20 linear feet

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Dance Umbrella was a Boston non-profit (1981-2001) founded by Emerson College alumnus Jeremy Alliger.

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The Collection is in four series. The first series contains administrative information and materials from the business and operations of Dance Umbrella. The second series houses Artist Files. These files contain a variety of materials for artists who performed with Dance Umbrella. Materials may include photographs, press reviews and articles, financial information, publicity and promotional materials, correspondence, contracts, and other operations. The third series holds information about the various Festivals that Dance Umbrella developed and/or hosted. Like the Artist Files, the files may include photographs, press reviews and articles, financial information, publicity and promotional materials, contracts, operations, as well as applications. The fourth series contains video recordings of performances, interviews, award ceremonies, and publicity and promotional footage. The video recordings are in U-matic, BetaCam and VHS formats.

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Some materials may be subject to copyright. No part of the materials protected by copyright may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the copyright holder. Researchers are required to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce and/or publish materials under copyright.

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  • English

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An additional 33 linear feet of records were donated to Emerson College by Jeremy Alliger in July 2017. The records consist of press binders, seasonal brochures, posters, correspondence, and photographs related to Alliger Arts and Dance Umbrella. These records have not been added to this finding aid, for more information contact the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections:

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