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Subseries 5.3
Teaching files, 1939-2007
Boxes 198-199

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of documents related to teaching and instruction by Carmen de Lavallade from circa 1939-2007. There are choreographic notes and research materials; instructional drawings, notes, outlines, and syllabi; and music scores for dance performances.

Choreographic notes relate to the repertory of John Butler (circa 2002) and research material written by Lester Horton on choreography (circa 1939). Dance instruction includes syllabi from Adelphi University (Garden City, New York) and Brigham Young University's College of Physical Education-Women (Provo, Utah). Materials from classes such as "Foundation Work" (undated), and "Contemporary Barre" (undated) include instruction notes, reading material, and stick figure drawings. There are several notes, drawings, and marketing materials for "Body Games," a workshop method created by de Lavallade and Diane Gallagher (circa 1993-2004). Correspondence included with dance technique material contains letters from Milt Davis and Shu-Chin Yang.

Music for dance performance includes scores for Dedication to Jose Clemente Orozco choreographed by Lester Horton, with correspondence (circa 1961). It also includes the scores "O don fatale" for an unidentified work by Paradigm (undated) and "The Fifth Wheel," a collaboration with Jane Ira Bloom and Joe Grifasi (undated).

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Processing Note

Material organized by de Lavallade was kept together to maintain its original order.

Box Folder Content
199 34 Choreography, John Butler, with correspondence, 2002 June 6
199 35 Choreography, Lester Horton, 1939 June-July
199 36 Choreography, Paradigm, circa 1996-2015 [1]

Includes handwritten prose.

199 37 Choreography, Paradigm, circa 1996-2015 [2]
199 38 Dance technique, circa 1960s-1995 February-March [1]
199 39 Dance technique, circa 1960s-1995 February-March [2]
199 40 Dance technique, circa 1960s-2004 [1]
199 41 Dance technique, circa 1960s-2004 [2]
199 42 Dance technique, circa 1994 September-October
199 43 Dance technique, circa 1997
199 44 Dance technique, anatomy, circa 1993
199 45 Dance technique, Body Games, circa 1993-2004 [1]
199 46 Dance technique, Body Games, circa 1993-2004 [2]
199 47 Dance technique, Body Games, circa 1993-2004 [3]
198 1 Dance technique, Lester Horton, circa 1958 [1 of 3]
198 2 Dance technique, Lester Horton, circa 1958 [2 of 3]
198 3 Dance technique, Lester Horton, circa 1958 [3 of 3]
198 4 Dance technique, undated
198 5 Music, dance performance, 1961-2007
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