COLLECTIONS INVENTORY - E to F

EARLE to FUJIWARA

Earle, David (VF; IAR)
Born: September 17, 1939, Toronto, Ontario
Choreographer; artistic director; teacher; dancer; co-founder of Toronto Dance Theatre (1968); founder of Dancetheatre David Earle (1998)
Donated by Danielle Baskerville, David Earle, D.A. Hoskins, Nenagh Leigh, Michael Moore
Choreographic catalogue; correspondence regarding choreographic catalogue with Michele Green; photographs (O&E); Jacqueline Lemieux Prize information (2002 recipient); obituary for Kenneth Pierson (O); Walter Carsen Award nomination materials 2004; Molson Prize nomination materials; house programs for Yoné Kvietys’s contemporary dance company, Toronto Dance Theatre, Dancetheatre David Earle, Spring Rites; promotional materials for Toronto Dance Theatre, Dancetheatre David Earle, Spring Rites

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “David Earle” by Carol Anderson
David Earle: A Choreographic Biography (Out of Print) by Michele Green
The Dancemakers: David Earle by Moze Mossanen (DVD)

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 36, 38, 47, 54, 55, 56, 62, 66

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
ENCORE! ENORE! Exhibition: “David Earle: A Choreographic Biography” curated by Michele Green

Eaton Auditorium (VF: 113.2009-0-1)
Performance venue in Toronto situated at the top of Eaton’s flagship store at College and Yonge streets (1931-1976)
Negatives and contact sheet from DCD visit during renovation; newspaper clippings regarding dance related events 1930s-1940s (PC)

Eckler, Hilda (Himmel) (VF: 115.2009-0-1)
Born: 1912, Toronto, Ontario
Dancer in New York c. 1920s
Magazine clipping with photo 1926 (O); photographs (E)

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 28

EDAM (Experimental Dance and Music) (VF: 547.2013-0-1)
Founded in Vancouver, British Columbia (1982)
Publicity card for the 10th anniversary of The Echo Case; posters

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “EDAM” by Kaija Pepper
The Man Next Door Dances: The Art of Peter Bingham by Kaija Pepper

Émard, Sylvain (VF: 548.2013-0-1)
Born: March 2, 1956, Montreal, Quebec
Dancer; choreographer; artistic director
House programs; publicity card

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Sylvain Émard” by Philip Szporer

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 42

ENCORE! ENCORE! (VF:114.2009-0-1, 114.2009-0-2, IAR; RR: D20, 21)
A reconstruction initiative in 1986 directed by Lawrence and Miriam Adams to document the work of Canadian dance pionéers and to honour them; ENCORE! ENCORE! was the catalyst for creating a permanent Canadian dance history archives
Contact sheets; photographs (O&PC); Dance Collection Danse five-year plan (PC); correspondence; oral histories; audio/video recordings for works; slides for presentation at Expo ’86; notation and musical scores; scrapbook created by Daniel Jackson for Lawrence Adams; business records

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Impressions of a Reconstruction: The ENCORE! ENCORE! Project” by Rhonda Ryman
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Moving Forward Looking Back: Lawrence and Miriam Adams and Dance Collection Danse” by Carol Anderson

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Eng, Lily (VF: 549.2013-0-1)
Dancer; choreographer
Program guide for Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2011

Enrique, Esmeralda (VF: 550.2013-0-1)
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; founder of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company & Academy (1982)
Publicity materials; house programs

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 67

Epstein, Rita (VF: 507.2013-0-1)
Radio City Music Hall Pictorial, 1937; souvenir programs for The Ballet Theatre Coast to Coast Tour 1942-1943; Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo 1946-1947; "Stars of the Russian Ballet" 1953; Jose Greco 1954-1955; Russian Festival of Music and Dance c. 1959; The Royal Winnipeg Ballet 1974-1975; Karmon Israeli, date unknown; Leonide Massine's Ballet Russe Hightlights, date unknown

Erasga-Tolentino, Alvin (VF: 551.2013-0-1)
Born: Manila, Phillipines
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; artistic director
Publicity materials

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
Enter, Dancing: Narratives of Migration: Alvin Erasga-Tolentino

Errington, Marion (Stark Graham) (IAR)
Born: 1904, London, Ontario; Died: 1978, London, Ontario
Artistic director; choreographer; teacher; dancer; founder of London Ballet Company (1939); co-founder of Errington Ballet Theatre (1947) (became London Civic Ballet Theatre in 1948); founder of Errington-Graham Dance Studios (1917); founder of Western Ontario Branch of the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association (1952) and Associated Dance Educators of Ontario (c. 1962); developed Western Ontario Conservatory of Ballet syllabus
Donated by Liliane Marleau Graham, current director of Errington-Graham Dance Studios
Photographs; negatives; newspaper and magazine clippings; musical scores; choreographic notes; house programs; correspondence; teaching notes; school brochures and newsletters; scope: 1917-1970s

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Marion Errington” by Amy Bowring
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “From Kilts to Companies: Marion Stark Errington in London, Ontario” by Amy Bowring

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 35

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
Pages in History: Marion Errington

Erskine Jones, George (VF: 116.2009-0-1)
Dancer; choreographer; pionéer of modern dance in Montreal
Newspaper clippings (PC)

Evergreen Club Gamelan Ensemble (VF: 552.2013-0-1)
Publicity card; house program 1995

Faichney, John (VF: 67.2009-0-1, 67.2009-0-2; RR: D32; OAR [Dance Magazine])
Born: May 22, 1952, Montreal, Quebec
Contact improvisation dancer; teacher; researcher; studied briefly with Steve Paxton
Programs for Fine frenzy at the Avenue Theatre, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir 1942, 1950, Metropolitan Opera Company 1945, Royal Conservatory Opera 1949 (O); various academic philosophy essays (PC); article regarding artist Peter Flinsch 2002; “Inhaling the Spore” by Lawrence Weschler; Richard J Bernstein selection from Beyond Objectivism and relativism 1985; “A Theory of Greek Tragedy” by Derrick De Kerckhove; “Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World” by Rene Girard 1987; “The Notion of Expenditure” by Georges Bataille 1993; flyer for contact improvisation workshop offered by Faichney 2003; full magazines containing articles on Canadian ballet 1959, 1976, 1977; souvenir programs for Les Festivals de Montreal 1936-1956, Les Ballets Africains c. 1960, Hippodrome touring variety show 1955, The African Ballet Canadian Tour 1965; Ballet National de Marseille 1980; The Bolshoi Ballet c. 1962, The Royal Ballet, c. 1967; ballet dancer paper dolls; Dance Magazine (Volume 7, Number 4, February 1927; Volume 7, Number 5, March 1927; Volume 9, Number 2, December 1927; Volume 13, Number 4, February 1930; Volume 14, Number 3, July 1930; Volume 15, Number 6, April 1931); Globe and Mail Weekend (March 26, 1977); The Toronto Star publiciation The Canadian (November 13, 1976); Star Weekly (March 7, 1950)

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 56

Farr, Murray (VF: 117.2009-0-1; OS)
Born: 1942, Regina, Saskatchewan; Died: May 1992, La Have, Nova Scotia
Producer; agent; arts administrator; involved in the founding of the Dance in Canada Association
Programs (O); memorabilia (O); personal correspondence; posters (O); costumes (O); CV; Last Will and Testament (PC); extensive collection of personal and business records; doll; trumpet in case; biographical notes; tribute to Farr in Dance Connection magazine Sept./Oct. 1992

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 29, 44

Farrally, Betty (Hey) (IAR; RR: D42)
Born: May 5, 1915, Manningham, Yorkshire, England; Died: April 1989, Kelowna, British Columbia
Teacher; artistic director; co-founder of the Winnipeg Ballet (1938), Royal Winnipeg Ballet (1953)
Personal correspondence including a letter from Agnes deMille 1976; business correspondence including a file regarding Gweneth Lloyd: choreographic CV 1938-1962; brief biography of Lloyd; photographs
See also Gweneth Lloyd

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Betty Farrally” by Anna Blewchamp
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Stepping Out: A New Look at Canada’s Early Ballet Companies 1939-1960” by Cheryl Smith

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 39, 57

Femmes du Feu (VF: 556.2013-0-1)
Founded in Toronto, Ontario (2003)
House program for The Plank

Festival Art Action Actuel (VF: 553.2013-0-1)
Program guide 1999

Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (VF: 554.2013-0-1 ) 
Founded in Quebec (1992)
Publicity materials

Festival TransAmériques (VF: 631.2014-0-1)
Montreal-based festival formerly known as Festival de Théâtre des Amériques (1985-2006)
Publicity materials

Festival of Women and the Arts (VF: 555.2013-0-1)
House program 1975

Fifteen Dancers (IAR)
A group of dance students from the Lois Smith School of Dance unofficially led by Lawrence and Miriam Adams, formed a collective of dancers, choreographers, technicians who performed and toured in Ontario 1972-1974
House programs; photographs
See also Lawrence and Miriam Adams, Fifteen Dance Lab

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “From Post-Ballet to Post-Modern: The 1972 Debut of Toronto’s Ground-Breaking 15 Dance Collective” by Jennifer Fisher
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Moving Forward Looking Back: Lawrence and Miriam Adams and Dance Collection Danse” by Carol Anderson
Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s: “The New Left Cultural Front: A Lens on Toronto Art and 15 Dance Lab” by Peter Graham
Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s: “The Space of 15 – A Collective Memory” by Selma Landen Odom and Johanna Householder

Fifteen Dance Laboratorium (IAR; RR)
A non-juried performance space located in Toronto that presented dance artists on a first-come-first-served basis; founded and directed by Lawrence and Miriam Adams 1974-1982
Contracts, notes, publicity materials for a variety of choreographers and performers; the following list names selected choreographers who staged work at 15 Dance Lab:
Susan Aaron, Ricardo Abreut, Lawrence Adams, Miriam Adams, Simi Airst, Joanna Anderson, Margaret Atkinson, Peggy Baker, Ballet Canada (Patrick O’Hara), Mimi Beck, Martha Bell, Jill Bellos, Melodie Benger, Joe Bietola, Anna Blewchamp, Peter Boneham, Martha Bowers, Kathryn Brown, Susan Cash, Catpoto (Dena Davida, Gurney Bolster, Evelyn Ginzburg, Sylvie St-Laurent), Elizabeth Chitty, Marie Chouinard, Nikki Cole, Kalina Cremona, Dance Plus Four, Susan Daniels, Luba Dobal, Gordon Dowton, Margaret Dragu, Diane Drum, Peter Dudar, Paul Dwyer, David Earle, Carol Eder, Ernst Eder, Lily Eng, John Faichney, Cornelius Fisher-Credo, Peggy Florin, Footpath Dance Co., Jane Foster, Alice Frost, Louise Garfield, Margie Gillis, Irene Grainger, Pamela Grundy, Douglas Hambourg, Andrew Harwood, Bryan Hayes, Maxine Heppner, Charlotte Hildebrand, Janice Hladki, Christopher House, Johanna Householder, Judy Jarvis, Theresa Kowall, Grindl Kuchirka, Slade Lander, Alexandra Langham, Jo Leslie, Lu Levine, Bettle Liota, Kyra Lober, Gina Lori, Martha Lovell, Sallie Lyons, George Mager, Terrill Maguire, Makossa Ensemble, Sara Mann, Leslie Manning, Cynthia Mantel, Judy Marcuse, Jill Marvin, Jennifer Mascall, Susan McNaughton, Gabby Miceli, John Miller, Roberta Mohler, Linda Moncur, Paula Moreno, Brenda Neilson, Steve Paxton, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Joan Phillips, Kay Purdy, Paula Ravitz, Ingrid Remkins, Alan Risdill, Mitchell Rose, Alice Rosenberg, Paula Ross Dancers, Nancy Schieber, Carolyn Shaffer, Anita Shack, Robyn Simpson, Rina Singha, Holly Small, Nancy Stark Smith, Joe Starr, Grant Stitt, Barbara Stowe, Menaka Thakkar, Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise, Muna Tseung, Keith Urban, Savannah Walling, Sam Walton, Belinda Weitzel, Patricia White, Zella Wolofsky, Barbara Zacconi
See also Lawrence and Miriam Adams, Fifteen Dancers

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Moving Forward Looking Back: Lawrence and Miriam Adams and Dance Collection Danse” by Carol Anderson
Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s: “The New Left Cultural Front: A Lens on Toronto Art and 15 Dance Lab” by Peter Graham
Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s: “The Space of 15 – A Collective Memory” by Selma Landen Odom and Johanna Householder

DCD MAGAZINE LINK
Issues 35, 45

Firehall Arts Centre (VF: 557.2013-0-1)
Founded in Vancouver, British Columbia (1982)
Newsletter Winter 2000/01; brochure 2001-2002

firstthingsfirst productions (VF: 558.2013-0-1)
Toronto-based company founded by Kate Franklin and Kate Holden (2005)
Publicty card and house program for Namesake 2007

Fischer-Credo, Cornelius (VF: 559.2013-0-1)
Born: Germany
Dancer; choreographer; artistic director; teacher
Publicity material

Fisher, Jennifer (VF: 633.2014-0-1, 633.2014-0-2)
Born: 1949
Dance historian; author of Nutcracker Nation
House programs 1983-1990; various issues of the magazines VanDance, Dance in Canada and Dance Connection

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “From Post-Ballet to Post-Modern: The 1972 Debut of Toronto’s Ground-Breaking 15 Dance Collective” by Jennifer Fisher

Fisher-Stitt, Norma Sue (RR)
Dancer; teacher
Dissertation: “The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet: An Investigation Into Its Evolution” 1986

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
Dance Historian of the Month: Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt

Flea Market Collection (IAR: O1; OAR; RR)
Items collected by Lawrence and Miriam Adams from the St. Lawrence Flea Market, Toronto
House and souvenir programs, musical scores, publications, catalogues, illustrations, plaster-cast dancers, brass medals, publicity materials, cigarette cards, ballroom dance cards, homestudy ballet class notes and other ephemera. While many items are directly related to Canadian dance history, others provide further context for our history by displaying dance activity in other parts of the world. And some items are not dance related at all but instead present a context for our dance history. Scope: 1870s-1970s.
Inventory in progress.

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 59

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
Artifact of the Month: Ballet Chalkware: 1950s Kitsch

Foley, Ena (Scott) (VF: 119.2009-0-1)
Born: 1909, England
Dancer; teacher; owned studio in Winnipeg 1920-1930s; sister of Geraldine Foley
Regarding Geraldine Foley: oral history; biographical notes; photographs; obituary for sister Cynthia Foley; correspondence

Forrester, Gladys (IAR: 330.2013-1-1 through 330.2013-O1-24; RR: D18)
Born: February 27, 1916, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Died: March 27, 1998, Toronto, Ontario
Teacher; dancer; choreographer
Photographs (PC); newspaper clippings (PC); house programs (PC); oral history; trophies regarding Gladys Forrester’s work with CBC Television musicals, her own studio etc.
See also Lee Tovey

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 53

Fortier, Paul-André (VF: 560.2013-0-1)
Born: 1948
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; co-founder of Montréal Danse (1968) and founder of Fortier Danse-Création (1979)
Publicity materials; house programs

DCD CATALGOUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Paul-André Fortier” by Aline Gélinas

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 55 (Les Males Heures), 71

Foster, Walter (VF: 118.2009-0-1)
Born: Toronto, Ontario
Dancer with National Ballet of Canada
Regarding Mildred Wickson (teacher and choreographer in Toronto, 1950s): oral history and notes; personal correspondence

Franca, Celia (VF: 120.2009-0-1)
Born: June 25, 1921, London, England; Died: February 19, 2007, Ottawa, Ontario
Founding artistic director of National Ballet of Canada; dancer; choreographer; teacher
Photographic data from National Ballet of Canada Archives; obituaries
See also Frank Rasky

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Celia Franca” by Michael Crabb
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Stepping Out: A New Look at Canada’s Early Ballet Companies 1939-1960” by Cheryl Smith

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 8, 16, 63, 64

Frank, Kim (VF: 561.2013-0-1)
Dancer; choreographer
Publicity card for Eva

Fraser Wittick, Kathleen (VF: 121.2009-0-1)
Dancer, teacher, stage actress
Souvenir programs for Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo 1934 (O) and Oklahoma!; scarf (O); house program for Oklahoma! 1944(O)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Learning Belly Dance in Toronto: Pyramids, Goddesses and Other Weird Stuff” by Kathleen Fraser

Fricker, Olga (EA; VF: 122.2009-0-1)
Born: July 19, 1902, Kitchener, Ontario; Died: November 20, 1997
Dancer; teacher; administrator; student of Amy Sternberg
Dance Magazine page with advertisement for Bonstelle School in Detroit where Fricker was dance director c. 1920s (PC); scrapbook of photographs, notes, contracts and newspaper clippings (E); oral history and draft of transcription 1992

fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists (fFIDA) (VF: 123.2009-0-1; OS)
Toronto-based contemporary dance festival co-founded in 1990 by Michael Menegon and Allen Kaeja
Business records; media kits; publicity materials; artist biographies; t-shirts; photographs; correspondence; contracts

Fujiwara, Denise (VF: 124.2009-0-1)
Born: August 22, 1954, Toronto, Ontario
Contemporary and Butoh dancer; teacher; choreographer
Photographs (O); Carol’s Dance Notes for Sumida River (O)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Denise Fujiwara” by Carol Anderson

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 70

BEGINNINGS

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MIRIAM AND LAWRENCE ADAMS

In 1983, under the banner ENCORE! ENCORE!, research was begun into choreographies created by Canadian dance artists working in the 1940s and 1950s for the purposes of preserving their works through reconstruction, notation, videotape and photography. (READ MORE)

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