Our ‘Retired not Tired’ Dance for Health archiving group comprising Jane Mandlik, Gill James, Hilary Ball and Ann Lewis, hard at work.
So we have come to the end of term and our hard working volunteers are finally having a bit of a breather. They have been working extremely hard with amazing results!
Ann Lewis finishes listing her box of Peter Brinson material.
Sara Manazza finishes cataloguing her box of photographs of small dance companies in the UK covering the dates 1898-2002, from the Peter Williams Collection held in the Laban Archive
And have found some really interesting things on the way …
Gill James and a Ballet for All flyer advertising the first ever time that members of the Royal Ballet and the Martha Graham Company performed together on the same stage, at the Theatre Royal, Stratford. Held in the Peter Brinson Collection in the Laban Archive.
Extract from a programme of the Young Playhouse Association where a certain David Bowie was performing in 1967 in a work by Lindsay Kemp. Held in the Peter Brinson Collection in the Laban Archive.
Printed manuscript, with corrections, of ‘The Romantic Ballet in Paris’ by Ivor Guest, a standard work for dance historians, first published in 1966. This manuscript is dated 1965. Held in the Peter Brinson Collection in the Laban Archive.
These items will soon appear on our Laban Archive catalogue – have a browse to see what else we have!
And the 17,000th record is for a photograph of Jean Tinguely, photographed by Reg Wilson. Tinguely was a Swiss painter and sculptor, best known for his kinetic art in the Dada tradition, officially known as metamechanics. His most famous sculpture was a self-detonating one called Homage to New York (1960) which only partially self destructed at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City!
The photograph is one of c50,000 photographs held in the Peter WIlliams Collection in the Laban Archive and was catalogued by our dedicated archive volunteer, Sara Manazza. What a dynamo! Search for the photograph on our online archive catalogue