COLLECTIONS INVENTORY - A

AARON to AYER

Aaron, Myrna (EA; VF: 509.2013-0-1)
Born: Toronto, Ontario
Dancer (charter member) with National Ballet of Canada 1951-1955 and 1959-1961
Photo album of snap shots from National Ballet of Canada tours and productions during the 1950s (E)

Aaron, Susan (VF: 001.2008-0-1)
Born: Edmonton, Alberta
Dancer; choreographer
Photograph of Laine Metz’s students in Edmonton 1959; videotape of site-specific work by Susan Aaron 1975

Adams, David (EA; IAR: 002.2008-1-1 through 002.2008-1-4)
Born: November 16, 1928, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Died: October 24, 2007, Stony Plain, Alberta
Dancer (charter member) with the Winnipeg Ballet Club and Winnipeg Ballet 1940s; choreographer; teacher; principal dancer (charter member) with National Ballet of Canada 1951-1964, London Festival Ballet and Royal Ballet 1960s
House programs for Winnipeg Ballet, 1941-1945 (PC); oral history; photographs (laser prints)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “David Adams” by Penelope Reed Doob

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 58, 60, 64, 66-70 (five-part series)

Adams, Lawrence and Miriam (IAR; RR: D35; OS)
Lawrence Adams Born: November 2, 1936, St. Boniface, Manitoba; Died: February 26, 2003, Toronto, Ontario
Miriam Adams (née Weinstein) Born: January 29, 1944, Toronto, Ontario
Dancers with National Ballet of Canada (Lawrence 1950s and 1960s; Miriam 1960s); Lawrence danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Joffrey Ballet; choreographers; teachers; producers; videographers; publishers; archivists; founded 15 Dancers (1972); founded 15 Dance Laboratorium (1974); founded Visus Foundation (1974); founded Arts Television Centre (1980); initiated ENCORE! ENCORE! Reconstruction project (1983); founded Dance Collection Danse (1986)
Regarding performing careers: photographs, newspaper clippings; regarding 15 Dancers, 15 Dance Laboratorium: business records, photographs, publicity materials; regarding Visus Foundation: business records, video catalogue, videotapes; regarding Spill and Canadian Dance News: complete holdings, photographs; regarding Arts Television Centre: business records, correspondence; regarding Dance Collection Danse: business records, newspaper clippings, correspondence, publicity materials
See also ENCORE! ENCORE! reconstruction

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
Published entire catalogue

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Contributions to
entire holdings

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
Artifact of the Month: Lawrence Adams and the Brick

Agnew, Elsie (VF: 003.2008-0-1)
Born: July 1924, Toronto, Ontario; Died: May 19, 1999, Meaford, Ontario
National Ballet of Canada volunteer; painter; sculptor
Photographs; newspaper clippings; souvenir program for National Ballet Guild of Canada, Toronto Branch, “Giselle & a champagne supper” April 16, 1970

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 48

Alberta Ballet (VF: 004.2008-0-1; IAR: O1)
Founded by Ruth Carse, Edmonton, Alberta, 1966
Newspaper clippings (PC); media kit (1997); Alberta Ballet newsletter “Balletin”; photograph of Alberta Ballet poster (O));
Nutcracker sketches (PC); Love Lies Bleeding photograph (signed by company members)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Alberta Ballet” by Pamela Anthony

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 63

Alberts, Aida (EA; VF: 316.2013-0-1, 316.2013-0-2, 316.2013-0-3)
Born: February 29, 1933
Dancer with Royal Winnipeg Ballet (1952-1954); teacher; CDTA president in the 1990s
Electronic copies and printouts of photographs, clippings, house and souvenir programs and ads from the 1950s and 1960s

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet Alumni

Alexandrowicz, Conrad (VF: 005.2008-0-1; OS:videotapes)
Born: Toronto, Ontario
Director; writer; choreographer; artistic director of Wild Excursions Performance
Correspondence; house program for Nothing But The Larks;
Video collection of works by Conrad Alexandrowicz from 1985-1998 (contact DCD for complete list)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
This Passion: for the love of dance: “to be a serving task”: A Tribute to Patricia Fraser by Conrad Alexandrowicz, edited by Carol Anderson

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Issue 44

Allan, Maud (OAR; RR: 51.2008-1-1 through 51.2008-3-6; D40)
Born: April 23, 1873, Toronto, Ontario; Died: October 19, 1956, Los Angeles, California
Dancer; choreographer
Includes donations from Dr. Felix Cherniavsky and from Mary Williamson
Memorabilia including Salome cigarettes, Salome corn plasters, Salome bisque nodder figurine, pennant; Donated by Felix Cherniavsky: Personal research collection of writer Dr. Felix Cherniavsky; newspaper and magazine clippings; photographs; house programs; Salome costumes; personal clothing and shoes; ivory clock; personal journals 1895-1897; correspondence; book: My Life and Dancing by Maud Allan; Donated by Mary Williamson: postcards

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Maud Allan” by Felix Cherniavsky
Maud Allan and Her Art by Felix Cherniavsky

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 23, 40, 44, 45

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
Pages in History: Maud Allan

Allan, Mauryne (VF: 006.2008-0-1)
Dancer; choreographer; teacher
Eulogy for Vancouver ballet teacher Mara McBirney

Alleyne, John (VF: 243.2012-0-1)
Born: January 25, 1960, Bridgetown, Barbados
Dancer; choreographer; artistic director
Excerpt from the house program for the world premiere of Interrogating Slam 1991 (PC)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “John Alleyne” by Kaija Pepper

Almond, Paul (VF: 508.2013-0-1)
Former husband of Angela Leigh (charter member of The National Ballet of Canada)
Correspondence; list of videos at the CBC archives containing Angela and Stephanie Leigh

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Angela Leigh” by Allana Lindgren

Alvarez, Francisco (VF: 244.2012-0-1)
House program for Dance Me Inside Out, a program of queer dance films and videos curated by Francisco Alvarez (part of the Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film & Video Festival 1999)

Ambrose, Kay (IAR)
Born: 1914, England; Died: 1971, London, England
Illustrator; designer; writer; often collaborated with Celia Franca
Books by Ambrose (See DCD Library List)

Ancer, Rosario (VF: 245.2012-0-1)Born: Mexico
Dancer; co-founder of Flamenco Rosario, Centro Flamenco and the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
Publicity materials for
Mis Hermanas and Los Cuatro Vientos: The Four Powers

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 72

Anderson, Carol (VF: 008.2008-0-1)
Born: January 17, 1951, Regina, Saskatchewan
Choreographer; dancer; teacher; writer; founding member of Dancemakers
Photographs of Carol Anderson and Dancemakers

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Carol Anderson” by Michael Crabb
Unfold: A Portrait of Peggy Baker by Carol Anderson
Chasing the Tale of Contemporary Dance, Part 1 by Carol Anderson
Chasing the Tale of Contemporary Dance, Part 2 by Carol Anderson
This Passion: for the love of dance edited by Carol Anderson
Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s: “First Moves: Founding the York University Dance Program” by Carol Anderson

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues (writing by Carol Anderson) 27, 28, 32, 34, 35, 36, 41, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 65

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
Dance Historian of the Month: Carol Anderson

Anderson, Herbert (Bert) (AOS: 007.2008-1-1; VF: 007.2008-0-2)
Balletomane
Dance books. (See DCD Library List.); playbills, newsletters, and souvenir programs; Capezio trading cards; international souvenir ballet programs; newspaper clippings regarding various members of The National Ballet of Canada

Andrews, Ellen (VF: 010.2008-0-1)
Royal Academy of Dance teacher & examiner
Oral history regarding Josephine Slater and Norbert Vesak; photographs (PC); London Monthly Bulletin (PC); “Ted Shawn’s Fundamental Training Exercises” (PC)

Apinée, Irene (IAR; OAR; OS)
Born: May 26, 1924, Riga, Latvia; Died: November 6, 2013, Toronto, Ontario
Dancer with National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, American Ballet Theatre and New York City Opera; teacher; co-founder of Gotshalks Halifax Ballet and its school (1949) with husband Jury Gotshalks
Oral history; house programs (PC); newspaper clippings (PC); photographs (PC); make-up case; Swan Lake tutu in original tutu garment bag; costume head pieces

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Irene Apinée” by Vincent Warrren
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Dance and the Outsiders: Ballet and Modern Dance Companies in Nova Scotia” by Pat Richards

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 19, 21

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Artifact of the Month: Irene Apinée's 1950s Make-up Case

AQ Essays (VF: 246.2012-0-1)
Collection of essays on Canadian dance written by the AQ Students at University of Toronto in 1994 (topics include A Genealogy of 20th Century Canadian Theatrical Dance; Dance Companies in Montreal; Margie Gillis; Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal; Le Groupe de la Place Royale; the Independent Dance Artist in Toronto 1974-1980; Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise (T.I.D.E); Canadian Children's Dance Theatre (CCDT); Dancemakers; Ontario Ballet Theatre; Danny Grossman Dance Company; Robert Desrosiers; Claudia Moore; Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT); The National Tap Dance Company; Dance in Alberta; Dance in British Columbia – An Historical Overview; Native American Dance; African-Canadian Dancers in Canada; Dance Syllabi in Canada)

Armstrong, Kay (IAR; RR: D21)
Born: September 22, 1921, Armstrong, British Columbia; Died: September 25, 2008, Vancouver, British Columbia
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; founder of performing group Le Ballet Concert (1948) and the Kay Armstrong Vancouver Ballet School (1952)
Biography; photographs of Kay Armstrong and the Vancouver Ballet School c. 1940s & 1950s (O&PC); paintings of The Legend of the Black Swan 1957; house program for Vancouver Civic Ballet 1953 and Kay Armstrong Dance Theatre 1954; souvenir programs for Third and Fourth Canadian Ballet Festivals 1950 & 1952 (O&PC); RAD Gazette February 1, 1951; various magazine articles c. 1950s & 1960s (PC); oral history; correspondence containing biographical info; Black Swan audio cassette by composer Marjorie David; 8mm film of Etude and LP of music by Tchaikovsky; manuscript (untitled) by Beverly Craig Barclay that contains biographical information regarding Kay Armstrong and the Vancouver Ballet School; Vancouver Ballet School 20th Anniversary newsletter c. 1972

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Kay Armstrong” by Kaija Pepper
The Dance Teacher: A Biography of Kay Armstrong by Kaija Pepper

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 52, 59, 66, 72

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
Pages in History: Kay Armstrong

Arthur, Jack (VF: 013.2008-0-1)
Born: 1889, Scotland; Died: March 30,1971, Toronto, Ontario
Producer at Uptown Theatre, CBC Television; worked for Canadian National Exhibition Grandstand in Toronto as producer of the Grandstand shows 1952-1967; nicknamed “Mr. Showbusiness”; married to Margaret ‘Midge’ Arthur, founder and choreographer of the Canadettes
Donated by David Gardner
Newspaper clippings regarding Jack and Midge Arthur, CNE Grandstand shows, the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, Leon Leonidoff and Florence Rogge (PC); biographical notes

Art of Time Ensemble (VF: 510.2013-0-1)
Toronto-based music ensemble founded by Andrew Barushko (1998)
Publicity materials; house programs for The Kreutzer Sonata 2009 and 2010; series booklet for 2009-2010

Arts Archives (VF: 511.2013-0-1)
Booklet for “Archives and the Arts Conference” 1980; essay “The Theatre Department of the Metropolitan Toronto Library” by Heather McCallum

Arts Umbrella (VF: 512.2013-0-1)
Vancouver-based arts education centre for young people
Brochure for summer dance intensive 2005

Atlantic New Dance Festival (VF: 515.2013-0-1)
Annual dance festival held in Moncton, New Brunswick
Brochure 2002

Autumn Leaf Performance (VF: 514.2013-0-1)
House programs for Down Here on Earth c. 1996 and 14 Remembered 1999

Aylett, Charles (VF: 66.2009-0-1)
Died: Toronto, Ontario, 1942
Photographer
Obituaries

Ayre, John (VF: 014.2008-0-1, 014.2008-0-2)
Born: November 25, 1947
Journalist; critic for Saturday Night, Macleans, The Globe and Mail
CV for Ayre; various articles by Ayre; biography of Boris Volkoff by Ayre; correspondence regarding Volkoff collection; correspondence between Volkoff and Adolph Bolm; house programs for Adolph Bolm Ballet 1928/29, Volkoff ballets 1930 (PC); newspaper clippings regarding Shea’s vaudeville shows 1931 & 1932, 1936 Berlin Olympics (O&PC) (DerTanz article in German and English with translation by Lucy Potts); reviews of Volkoff performances, Mary Wigman in Winnipeg 1933 (PC); photographs of Volkoff Berlin Olympics team; memorabilia of Berlin Olympics (PC); communiqués (O&PC); transcribed interview between Timothy Findley and Janet Baldwin (see Janet Baldwin) as part of research for Findley’s novel The Butterfly Plague (1966), in which the 1936 Berlin Olympics are discussed; business correspondence regarding Volkoff research

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 40, 62 (articles by John Ayre)

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MIRIAM AND LAWRENCE ADAMS

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