COLLECTIONS INVENTORY - T to V

TALER to VOYER

Taler, Laura (VF: 501.2013-0-1)
Born: December 21, 1969, Brasnov, Romania
Filmmaker; choreographer; dancer; teacher
Dances for a Small Stage publicity photos

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ETDC/EDTC: “Laura Taler” by Heidi Strauss

Talking Dance 1988/1989 (Doug Durand)
Photos

Tangente (VF: 481.2013-0-1)
Montreal based-performance space founded by Dena Davida
Publicity materials; handbills; house programs; season calendars; press releases

Tembeck, Iro (née Valaskakis) (OAR)
Born: November 3, 1946, Cairo, Egypt; Died: September 18, 2004, Montreal, Quebec
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; historian
Regarding Tembeck’s company AXIS: photographs, house programs, biographies, press releases, newspaper clippings; book launch invitation; two jacket covers for Danser à Montréal

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ETDC/EDTC: “Iro Valaskakis Tembeck” by Linde Howe-Beck
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Politics and Dance in Montreal, 1940s to 1980s: The Imaginary Maginot Line between Anglophone and Francophone Dancers” and “Walking the Tightrope: Acrobatics and Athleticism on the Montreal Stage” by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck
Estivale 2000: Canadian Dancing Bodies Then and Now/Les corps dansants d’hier à aujourd’hui au Canada edited by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck
Estivale 2000: Canadian Dancing Bodies Then and Now/Les corps dansants d’hier à aujourd’hui au Canada: “Several (Hi)stories” and “Made in Montreal: Choreographic Trends 1978-1993” by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck

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Issues 33, 37, 55, 56 (articles by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck), 58

Tennant, Veronica (VF: 322.2013-0-1)
Born: January 15, 1946, London, England
Dancer; teacher; writer; producer; broadcaster; filmmaker; choreographer
Magazine clipping regarding Governor General’s awards 2004; DVD copies of A Pair of Red Shorts (2005), A Pairing of Swans (2005), Celia Franca: Tour de Force (2006)

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ETDC/EDTC: “Veronica Tennant” by Penelope Reed Doob

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Choreographic Dialogues: Veronica Tennant

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Issues 58

Terezakis, Paras (VF: 483.2013-0-1)
Dancer; artistic director
Publicity materials

Thakkar, Menaka (VF; CR-EA)
Born: March 3, 1942, Bombay, India
Dancer; choreographer; artistic director
Journal article “Portrait of an Indian Dancer in Canada: Menaka Thakkar” by Rasesh Thakkar; photographs (E)

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ETDC/EDTC: “Menaka Thakkar” by Nadine Saxton
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “The Rebel Goddess: An Investigation of the Shift in Narrative in Indian Classical Dance” by Sarala Dandekar

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Issue 61

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Pages in History: Menaka Thakkar

Theatre Beyond Words (VF: 299.2012-0-1)
St. Catharines, Ontario-based theatre company (1977)
Photo (O)

The Beaver magazine (VF: 484.2013-0-1)
Copies of the magazine containing dance-related articles (Gold Rush theatres of the Klondike; Canadian dancers at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Boris Volkoff); When the movies came to Canada; Sara Mallabar's legacy; Canadian culture and identity; Society for Canadian Dance Studies; The Massey Report, fifty years later; When jazz ruled Montreal; Bernice Jordan; Indian Dancers)

Theses on Dance (Lists) (VF: 618.2014-0-1)
List and summaries of completed theses and projects from York University’s Master’s Program in Dance (1978-1991); list of research papers written by undergraduates in University of Waterloo’s dance program (1976-1992); incomplete list of theses written by Quebeckers on the subject of dance; subject list of theses at the Laban Centre’s Library and Archives (up to January 1994)

Thomas, Audree (Ismailov)/Anna Istomina (VF: 300.2012-0-1)
Born: October 9, 1925, Vancouver, British Columbia
Dancer; teacher; studied with June Roper; dancer with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Léonide Massine’s Ballet Russe Highlights; film dancer
Donated by Elaine Campbell
Newspaper clippings regarding Thomas and son Greg Ismailov, dancer with Stuttgart Ballet (O); souvenir program for Léonide Massine’s Ballet Russe Highlights 1940s (O&PC)

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ETDC/EDTC: “Audree Thomas” by Leland Windreich
Dance Encounters: (Out of Print)“Anna Istomina” by Leland Windreich
June Roper: Ballet Starmaker by Leland Windreich

Thomas, Hallie (VF: 301.2012-0-1, 301.2012-0-2; IAR: 301.2012-O1-3)
Writer; early publicist for National Ballet of Canada
Correspondence regarding National Ballet of Canada; business and administration papers; National Ballet Guild (NBG) program; NBG minutes (for Planning and Programming committee, June 29, 1966); NBG nomination list and other papers 1954-1955; NBG member list 1966-1967; “Presiding Genius”, presidential memories of twenty-five years in the life of Toronto Branch of the National Ballet Guild; newspaper clippings 1951-1954 & 1966; magazine 1953 (O); National Ballet of Canada press release 1966; personal notes and lists; house programs; Balletopics c. 1965, 1966, 1968; souvenir programs; fundraising folder 1967, 1968

Thunder Bay (VF: 619.2014-0-1)
“A Perspective on Dance in Thunder Bay” by Linda Turk

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Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s: “Transversal Glancing at Multicultural Dance: Whiteness, Visible Minorities and Photography in Thunder Bay” by Clara Sacchetti and Batia Stolar

Till, Eric (VF: 485.2013-0-1; RR: 485.2013-C2-2)
Born: November 24, 1929, London, England
Director; producer; writer; actor
Photographs of CBC Spanish dance production including dancers Brydon Paige and Ray Moller; photograph of Betty Pope (Till’s wife and dancer with The National Ballet of Canada)

Titchener-Smith, Samuel (VF: 487.2013-0-1)
Born: 1885, Toronto, Ontario; Died: 1980
Teacher in Toronto 1920s, 1930s
Correspondence; photo of Samuel Titchener-Smith, c. 1905 (O); house programs (PC); biographical article
See Pauline King

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Samuel Titchener-Smith” by Mary Jane Warner
Toronto Dance Teachers, 1825-1925 by Mary Jane Warner

Tolhurst, Francis (VF: 488.2013-0-1)
Elocution and physical culture teacher for Toronto Conservatory of Music
Programs for June 19, 1922 University of Toronto production of The Sleeping Princess; class advertisement flyer c. 1920

Torey, Consuelo (VF: 489.2013-0-1)
Born: 1904, New York City, New York; Died: 1995, Vancouver, British Columbia
Dance lover; teacher; dance supply shop owner
Biographical booklet “Consuelo Torey Remembers” by Norman Frizzle

Toronto (VF: 490.2013-0-1)
Booklet and information on "Not Just Any Body", a conference between Canada's National Ballet School and the Holland Dance Festival in Hague; magazine clipping regarding the Four Seasons Centre; press releases regarding the centennial celebration of Massey Hall; historical photo of Massey Hall provided by City of Toronto Archives; blowup of a postcard featuring Shea's Theatre

Toronto Dance Festival (VF: 491.2013-0-1)
House programs for the 1976 and 1978 Toronto Dance Festivals

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Issues 43, 66

Toronto Dance Theatre (VF: 489.2013-0-1)
Toronto-based contemporary dance company founded by Patricia Beatty, David Earle and Peter Randazzo (1968)
Press release 1997/98 season
See also Patrica Beatty, David Earle, Andrew Oxenham, Dance in Canada Association (Photo Collection)

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ETDC/EDTC: “Toronto Dance Theatre” by Carol Anderson
The Dancemakers: Chistopher House by Moze Mossanen

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 68 (on Christopher House)

Toronto Figure Skating Club Programs (IAR)
Donated by Mrs. David Guest

Toronto Heritage Dance (VF: 493.2013-0-1)
Co-founded by Patricia Beatty and Nenagh Leigh
House program 2011

Toronto Star (OS)
Daily newspaper (1892)
Donated by Susan Walker, dance critic
Promotional videos for dance artists based or performing in Toronto 1990s

Toumine, Nesta (née: Williams) (IAR: 206.2011-1-1 through 206.2011-16-254; O1; O2: Slava Toumine’s designs; OS: costumes/props/backdrops)
Born: October 28, 1912, Croyden, England; Died: February 1, 1996, Ottawa, Ontario
Artistic director; choreographer; teacher; dancer; danced with Ballets Russes de Paris and Leonide Massine’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo; co-founded Ottawa Ballet Company (1947) with Yolande Leduc; founded Ottawa Classical Ballet (1949), Classical Ballet Concert Group (1958) and Ballet Imperial (1965)
Biographical notes; press releases; newspaper and magazine clippings; correspondence; photographs; list of dancers and choreographies; photographs; house programs; souvenir programs for Classical Ballet Concert Group 1962, Northeast Regional Ballet Festival (USA) 1960; costumes; props; sets; backdrops; scope: c. 1925-1970s; finding aid available
See also ENCORE! ENCORE! Reconstruction

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ETDC/EDTC: “Nesta Toumine” by Rosemary Jeanes Antze
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Nesta Toumine’s Legacy: From the Ballets Russes to the Ottawa Ballet” by Rosemary Jeanes Antze

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 3, 4, 7, 9, 16, 17, 42

Toussaint, Eddy (VF: 620.2014-0-1)
Born: December 27, 1945, Cap Haitien, Haiti
Dancer; choreographer; artistic director; co-founder of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, 1972 and founder of Ballet Eddy Toussaint de Montréal,
Company brochure

Tovey, Lee (VF: 302.2012-0-1)
Dancer; teacher
Major Research Paper submitted for completion of master’s degree in dance at York University titled “Gladys Forrester: Legacy of a Canadian Dance Pioneer”
See also Gladys Forrester

Tresham, Dorothy (VF; OS)
Born: Hamilton, Ontario
Teacher
School records; costumes; photographs from DCD visit to Tresham’s home in Hamilton; dance notes; music scores; books; school brochures; dance magazines 1928-1942; pointe shoes; rosin box; 1954 Canada Packers silver cup; Dance Teachers’ Association notes; awards certificate; Gold Seal 1951

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Issue 44

Triana, Conchita (Barbara Beck) (IAR: 328.2013-1-1 through 328.2013-O1-23; RR: D37)
Born: June 9, 1912, Toronto, Ontario; Died: October 30, 2006, Toronto, Ontario
Dancer; teacher
Programs; newspaper clippings; scrapbook and photo album; props and costume accessories (castanets, headpieces, fan); choreographic notes; audio cassette tapes; framed portrait (pastel on paper)

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Issue 64

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Artifact of the Month: Early Spanish Dance in Canada
Pages in History: Conchita Triana

TRIP Dance Company (OS [privacy restrictions])
Winnipeg-based dance company founded by Karen Kuzac and Randy Joynt (1997)
Administrative records; photographs; costumes; props; house programs; publicity materials; reviews; posters; ticket stubs; videos

Tully, Ruth (Bell Davison) (VF, 027.2008-0-1)
Born: 1908, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Died: July 1997
Dancer, teacher, choreographer; danced with Hylda Davies in Halifax 1920s-1930s
Photographs (O&PC); negatives; oral history; personal correspondence

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

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 6, 31

Tuttle, Fleita Fidelis (VF)
Born: November 18, 1913, Edmonton, Alberta; Died: June 6, 2001, British Columbia
Dancer; teacher
Article for Dance Central “A Time to Mourn – A Time to Dance: Fleita Fidelis Tuttle: 1913-2001

University of Waterloo Dance Department
Inventory in process

Vancouver Ballet Society (VF: 306.2012-0-1)
Brochure; newsletters; correspondence
See also Vivian Ramsey

Vancouver – Early Dance (VF: 621.2014-0-1)
Newspaper clippings documenting early dance and theatrical activities in Vancouver (PC)

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ENCORE! ENCORE! Exhibition: “Theatrical Dance in Early Vancouver: 1880s-1920s” curated by Kaija Pepper

Vancouver – General (VF: 304.2012-0-1)
Newspaper clippings 1932 & 1939; performance advertisement c. 1930s; American Ballet Caravan handbill 1939; dance studio listings and ads 1930 & 1936; data from city directories 1920-1930 (excluding 1927 & 1928); dancing academies listed in “Wrigley’s BC Directory”; Friends of Vancouver City Archives newsletter 2000; magazine article

Vancouver Moving Theatre (VF)
Performing arts company founded by Savannah Walling and Terry Hunter (1983)
Press kit; correspondence; Vancouver-based newsletter “In the Heart of the City: The Downtown Eastside Community Play”

Van Hamel, Martine (VF: 307.2012-0-1)
Born: 1945
Ballerina; choreographer; dancer with National Ballet of Canada and American Ballet Theatre
Ticket stub; program; magazine article; newspaper clippings (O); cookies

Vaze, Bageshree (VF: 308.2012-0-1)
Khatak dancer; classical Indian singer
Photographs

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “The Rebel Goddess: An Investigation of the Shift in Narrative in Indian Classical Dance” by Sarala Dandekar

Verge, Karen (VF: 309.2012-0-1)
Dancer; researcher
Correspondence; book chapter “Indian Reflections” by Gertrude Hanova; draft manuscript “A Biography of Magda and Gertrude Hanova” by Karen Verge

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 29

Vesak, Norbert (VF: 310.2012-0-1 through 310.2012-0-3; RR: D40; EA)
Born: October 22, 1936, Port Moody, British Columbia; Died: October 1990, Charlotte, North Carolina
Choreographer; designer; artistic director; dancer; teacher
Scrapbook (E) (includes information on Josephine Slater)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Norbert Vesak” by Max Wyman
Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s: “The Manitoba Indian Brotherhood Commissions a Ballet: The Ecstasy of Rita Joe” by Kaija Pepper

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 41

Visini, Kaye (Bowness) (VF: 311.2012-0-1)
Teacher; member of Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing; co-founder CDTA
Correspondence; biographical notes; magazine article 1953

Viscount, Billy Martin (VF)
Teacher; danced with Royal Winnipeg Ballet; choreographer; ballet master; studied with Arnold Spohr at Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
CV; photograph (PC)

Visus Foundation
Video organization founded by Lawrence Adams, Miriam Adams and Terry McGlade (1974)
Catalogue 1975; videotapes; letters patent; by-laws

Vladimiroff, Dimitri (VF: 365.2013-0-1)
Born: 1896, Russia; Died: 1977, England
Family background and crests (in Russian); biographical notes
See also Rosalind Dilworth, Edna Liggitt

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Estivale 2000: Canadian Dancing Bodies Then and Now/Les corps dansants d’hier à aujourd’hui au Canada: “The Russian Influence on Dance in Toronto” by Mary Jane Warner
Toronto Dance Teachers, 1825-1925 by Mary Jane Warner

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 21, 22, 40

Volkoff, Boris (IAR: 186.2010-1-1 through 186.2010-18; RR: D45)
Born: April 24, 1900, Schepotievo, Russia; Died: March 11, 1974, Toronto, Ontario
Teacher; choreographer; artistic director; dancer; artistic director/founder of Volkoff Canadian Ballet; often referred to as the “Father” of Canadian ballet
Hand-written draft of will; correspondence with Canada’s National Ballet School regarding Volkoff Estate and donation to National Ballet School for scholarship fund; photographs (O&PC); newspaper clippings (PC); house programs; brochures; notes (PC); inventory list for Volkoff Collection at Toronto Reference Library; regarding Red Ear of Corn: print articles regarding Encore! Encore! Reconstruction; script for the ballet; copy of the legend; score Act I (PC); transcript for live CBC broadcast interview with Volkoff and Herbert Whittaker; full page ad from La Presse 1932; correspondence with composer John Weinzweig; newspaper clippings c. 1949; house programs 1949-1950 (O&PC); Canadian Ballet Festival souvenir program 1949 (PC); notation score; videotape; rehearsal photographs
See also Janet Baldwin, Jim Bolsby, ENCORE! ENCORE! Reconstruction, Fraser MacDonald

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Boris Volkoff” by Clifford Collier
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Boris Volkoff: Father of Canadian Ballet” by Clifford Collier
Estivale 2000: Canadian Dancing Bodies Then and Now/Les corps dansants d’hier à aujourd’hui au Canada: “The Russian Influence on Dance in Toronto” by Mary Jane Warner

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 2, 6, 7, 45, 75, 62

Von Gencsy, Eva (VF: 367.2013-0-1)
Born: March 11, 1924, Csongrad, Hungary; Died: April 11, 2013, Montreal, Quebec
Dancer with Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Ballets Chiriaeff and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens choreographer; teacher; co-founder of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (1972)
CV c. 1963; poster for film Eva von Gencsy; photographs (E)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Eva von Gencsy” by Linde Howe-Beck

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 56, 73

Von Tiedemann, Cylla (VF: 368.2013-0-1)
Dance photographer
Photographs used for ETDC/EDTC
See also ENCORE! ENCORE! Reconstruction

Vorps, Diana Jablokova (RR: D17 [scrapbook]; OS)
Born: 1920, Riga, Latvia; Died: 1987
Dancer; teacher; founder Canadian Junior Ballet, Toronto Regional Ballet; Canadian Dance Teachers' Association (CDTA) president
Photographs; CDTA Membership list c. 1980; CDTA constitution; correspondence; business records; house programs; souvenir programs; newspaper clippings; Vorps Reunion booklet August 24, 2008; scrapbook

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 28

Vorps, Diana Jablokova (Finding Aid: VF; OS)
Born: 1920, Riga, Latvia; Died: 1987
Dancer; teacher; founder Canadian Junior Ballet, Toronto Regional Ballet; Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association (CDTA) president
Photographs; CDTA Membership list c. 1980; CDTA constitution; correspondence; business records; house programs; souvenir programs; newspaper clippings; Vorps Reunion booklet August 24, 2008

Voyer, Simonne (VF: 366.2013-0-1)
Born: October 11, 1913, Montreal, Quebec
Dancer; studied with Hanya Holm; scholar; author of La Danse traditionnelle dans l’est du Canada
Correspondence; house programs for dance demonstrations at Columbia University 1949 (PC) and at Universidad Autonoma de Mexico 1950 (PC); dance studio membership card (New Group Studio Inc., NY)

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 38

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