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Guide to the the Laura Dean Papers, 1966-2007

Abstract

Laura Dean (b. 1945) is an American choreographer and composer. In 1972, she established her company, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, where she created the choreography for forty works, and in most instances, created the music as well. A number of Dean's pieces were also accompanied by the music of Steve Reich. Dean continued to create works for her company until 2000. She received the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award in recognition of her accomplishments as a choreographer and composer in 2008. Collection includes photographic prints, contact sheets, negatives, slides, clippings, programs, printed materials, posters, VHS videotapes, and an audiocassette.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Laura Dean papers
Creator
Dean, Laura, 1945-
Extent
30.34 linear feet
Repository
American Dance Festival Archives | Box 90772 Durham, North Carolina, 27708-0772 USA | Phone: 919-684-6402 | Fax: 919-684-5459 | Email: adfarchives@americandancefestival.org
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the ADF Archives.

Collection Overview

Collection includes photographic prints, contact sheets, negatives, slides, clippings, programs, printed materials, posters, VHS videotapes, and an audiocassette.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.

Access to materials in this collection requires the permission of Laura Dean. Please contact the American Dance Festival Archives for more information.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

Access to videotapes or audiotapes in this collection requires the use of reference copies. To arrange for the creation of reference copies, if none exist, please contact American Dance Festival Archives.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for official American Dance Festival administrative records is held by the American Dance Festival; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Photographs and Printed Materials, 1966-2007

10.0 boxes

Includes photographic prints, contact sheets, negatives, slides, clippings, programs, press releases, and other printed materials.

Binder 1, 1966-1971
Box 1
Farewell, 1968
Bach Preludes,1971
A Dance Concert,1971
Yoga Breathing and Dance, 1971
Binder 2, 1972
Box 1
Trio, 1972
Quartet Squared, 1972
Stamping Dance, 1972-1973
European Tour with Steve Reich and Musicians, 1972
Binder 3, 1972
Box 1
Circle Dance, 1972-1973
Binder 4, 1973
Box 1
NYU Performances with Steve Reich and Musicians, 1973
Walking Dance
Jumping Dance
Circle Dance
Square Dance
Changing Pattern Steady Pulse, 1973
Binder 5, 1974
Box 1
Spinning Dance, 1974
Response Dance, 1974
Changing, 1974
Binder 6, 1975
Box 2
7 Dances By Laura Dean and Company in The Drama Review, March 1975
Drumming, 1975
Laura Dean portraits, 1975
Binder 7, 1976
Box 2
Solo for Voice and Piano, 1976
Song, 1976, 1978
Binder 8, 1976
Box 2
Song, 1976
Dance, 1976, 1978, 1989
Binder 9, 1977
Box 2
Geometries: The Song and Dance of Laura Dean in Dance Magazine, November 1977
Song, 1977
Dance, 1977
Student Workshops, Arconsanti, Arizona, 1977
Spiral, 1977
Binder 10, 1978
Box 2
Laura Dean portraits, 1978
Entermedia Theatre Performances, 1978
Song
Dance
Walnut Street Theatre Performances, 1978
Song
Dance
Spiral, 1978
Binder 11, 1979
Box 3
Laura Dean portraits, 1979
Phrases/Spinning, 1979
Music, 1979
Company portrait, 1979
Binder 12, 1979
Box 3
Music, 1979
Moving Pictures: A Dance Photography Portfolio featuring Laura Dean in Performing Arts Journal
Pattern, 1979
Dance, 1979
Binder 13, 1980
Box 3
Laura Dean portraits, 1980
Pattern, 1980
Dance, 1980
Music, 1980
Pattern II, 1980
Tympani, 1980
Binder 14, 1981
Box 3
Capezio advertisement featuring Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians
Spin and Pulse in Horizon, January 1981
Tympani, 1981
Song, 1981
Pattern III, 1981
US International Communication Agency Tour: Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians in India, 1981
Binder 15, 1981
Box 3
US International Communication Agency Tour: Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians in India, New Zealand, and Indonesia, 1981
Dancer Laura Dean in SPAN, May 1981
Binder 16, 1981
Box 4
Tours, 1981
Song
Tympani
Dance
Pattern III
Night
Laura Dean Lectures
Binder 17, 1982
Box 4
Tours, 1982
Tympani
Dance
Night
Sky Light, 1982
Solo in Red, 1982
Binder 18, 1982
Box 4
Sky Light, 1982
Tours, 1982
Binder 19, 1983
Box 4
Enochian, 1983
Inner Circle, 1983
Tours, 1983
Binder 20, 1984
Box 4
Laura Dean portraits, 1984
Trio, 1984
American Dance Festival Tokyo, 1984
Tours, 1984
Inner Circle
Sky Light
Trio
Binder 21, 1985
Box 5
Transformer, 1985
Impact, 1985
Binder 22, 1985
Box 5
Transformer, 1985
Impact, 1985
Company portrait, 1985
Transformer, 1985
Sky Light, 1985
Laura Dean Lecture at NYU, 1985
Binder 23, 1986
Box 5
Laura Dean portraits, 1986
Company portraits, 1986
Tours, 1986
Sky Light
Impact
Transformer
Magnetic, 1986
Binder 24, 1986
Box 5
U.S. Tours, 1986
Sky Light
Impact
Transformer
Magnetic
Tympani
Binder 25, 1987
Box 5
U.S. and European Tours, 1987
Magnetic
Tympani
Sky Light
Impact
Shaman, 1987
Binder 26, 1987
Box 6
Laura Dean Interview in Upstart, 1987
Dancing for Life AIDS Benefit, 1987
Binder 27, 1988
Box 6
Equator, 1988
U.S. and European Tours, 1988
Laura Dean Musicians Concert, 1988
Binder 28, 1988
Box 6
U.S. Tours, 1988
Madrid Tour, 1988
Binder 29, 1989
Box 6
U.S. Tours, 1989
Magnetic
Tympani
Dance
Equator
Sky Light
Memory, 1989
Binder 30, 1990
Box 6
U.S. Tours, 1990
Shaman II, 1990
University of New Hampshire Residence, 1990
Infinity, 1990
Binder 31, 1991
Box 7
U.S. and Portugal Tours, 1991
Equator
Tympani
Magnetic
Inner Circle
Infinity
Binder 32, 1992-1997
Box 7
Ecstasy, 1993 (original title War)
Tours, 1992-1997
Binder 33, 1997-2007
Box 7
Trilogy, 1999
Sphere, 1997
Solar Wind, 1998
Celestial Navigation, 1999
View Over Atlantis, 2000
Sky Light reconstruction by Roger Belman, 2007
Binder 34, 1980-1982
Box 7
Night premiere, the Joffrey Ballet, 1980
Fire premiere, the Joffrey Ballet, 1982
David Bowie's Fashion video featuring choreography by Laura Dean, 1981
Binder 35, 1983-1984
Box 7
Fire, the Joffrey Ballet, 1982-1983
Burn, John Curry Skating Company, 1983-1985
Tehillim/Psalms, Bat-Dor-Dance Company, 1984-1985
Binder 36, 1985
Box 8
Patterns of Change, the Ohio Ballet, 1985-1986
Night, the Joffrey Ballet, 1985
Binder 37, 1986
Box 8
Force Field, the Joffrey Ballet, 1986
Binder 38, 1986
Box 8
Force Field, the Joffrey Ballet, 1986-1988
Binder 39, 1987
Box 8
Gravity, the Ohio Ballet, 1987
For Two, the Ohio Ballet, 1987
Force Field, the Joffrey Ballet, 1987
Binder 40, 1988
Box 8
Dream Collector, Concert Dance Company of Boston, 1988
Gravity, the Ohio Ballet, 1988
Space, New York City Ballet, 1988-1992
Binder 41, 1989
Box 8
Fire, reconstruction by Frankfurt Ballet, 1989
Laura Dean's Myth and Ritual in the Age of Relativity lecture, 1989
Arrow of Time, Berkshire Ballet, 1989
Ocean, the Next Ice Age, 1989
Space, New York City Ballet, 1989
Pearls and Tears music video for Andreas Vollenweider's album Dancing with the Lion, 1989
Binder 42, 1990
Box 9
Delta, Royal Danish Ballet, 1990
Quantum, the Ohio Ballet, 1990-1991
Binder 43, 1991-1993
Box 9
Sky Light, reconstructed by Errol Simpson, Repertory Dance Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1991
Sedona Sunrise, Ice Theater of New York, 1991
Structure, the Joffrey Ballet, 1992
Light Field, the Joffrey Ballet, 1992
Light, AMAN International Music and Dance Company, 1993-1994
Binder 44, 1993-1994
Box 9
Sometimes it Snows in April (Part I of Billboards), the Joffrey Ballet, 1993-1994
Earth, the Ohio Ballet, 1993-1999
Nightwind, Albany Berkshire Ballet, 1993
Tenmile, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, 1994
Cloud, the Royal Danish Ballet, 1994
Binder 45, 1995-2007
Box 9
You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore, the Joffrey Ballet, 1996
Ni Bthaska Ke, Ballet Omaha, 1995
Niagara, Pick of the Crop Dance Company, 1995
New Dance/the Gift, American Indian Dance Theatre, 1998-2004
Creative Force, the Joffrey Ballet, 1999-2004
Astral Journey, the Atlanta Ballet, 2001
View Over Atlantis, reconstructed by Jennifer Sommers, Meredith Dance Theatre, 2003-2004
View Over Atlantis, reconstructed by Jill Greeson (2000) and Paula Weber (2004), Wylliams Henry Danse Theatre
Binder 46
Box 9
God Are in a Plain Field (Let's Talk Value), Goddard College Theatre, 1975
Line and Circle, Pratt Institute, 1974-1975
Songdance, The American University, 1976
Line and Circle, Walken Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1978
Mountain Song, Utah Repertory Dance Theatre Summer Program, 1978
The Oberlin Pieces, Oberlin College, 1979
Changes (a work for Chicago), MoMing, Chicago, 1979
Lines, The Holland Festival, Amsterdam, 1979
Spinning Workshop, The American Dance Festival, 1979
Residency in Auvignon, France, 1981
Music and Dance, California State University, Humboldt, 1988
Student Work at Southern Methodist University, 1992
Dance for Eight Women, Columbia College, 1993
Breath of Fire, California State University, Long Beach, 1994
Tao, Raleigh Dance Theatre, 2002
Astral Flight, Duke University, 2001
Binder 47

Book and article excerpts.

Box 10
Binder 48

Awards, honors, grants, exhibits.

Box 10
Binder 49

List of works created by Laura Dean (does not include student works) and teaching list.

Box 10
Book 1, 1971-1976

Laura Dean portraits, Steve Reich, early company photos, Stamping Dance, Drumming, Song, Spinning Dance, Quartet Squared, Phase Patterns.

Box 11
Book 2, 1974-1993

Tympani, Song, Ecstasy, Spinning Dance, Drumming, Magnetic, Sky Light, India tour, Laura Dean dance workshop in India, Laura Dean Musicians in rehearsal.

Box 11
Book 3, 1971-1993

Peter Gabriel tour, Laura Dean portraits, Fire, Force Field, Light Field, Night (the Joffrey Ballet).

Box 12
Book 4, 1988-1990

Space (New York City Ballet), Delta (the Royal Danish Ballet).

Box 12
Fire, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, artwork courtesy Michael Graves, signed by Laura Dean and Michael Graves.
Box 13
Drumming, Laura Dean and Dance Company, Steve Reich and Musicians, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Apr. 3-6, 1975.
Box 13
Song, Laura Dean Dance Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lepercq Space, Apr. 29-May 2.
Box 13
Spiral, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Nov. 11-13.
Box 13
Equator, Magnetic, Impact, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Muziek Theater, Feb. 25, 26, 28.
Box 13
The Next Wave: New Masters at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
Box 13
Dance at Orchestra Hall: Premiere of Song (Apr. 8, 1976), Duet (with David White, Apr. 12, 1976), Laura Dean and Dance Company, The Walker Art Center, Apr., 1976.
Box 13
Stamping Dance, Circle Dance, Changing Patterns, Steady Pulse, Jumping Dance, Laura Dean and Dance Company, Eisner-Lubin Auditorium, Loeb Auditorium, New York University, Dec. 8, Dec. 14.
Box 13
On the Boards Presents: Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Meany Hall, Seattle, Mar. 31-Apr. 2.
Box 13
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Orchestra Hall, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 27.
Box 13
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Kamanhi Auditorium, New Delhi, May 15-16, 1981.
Box 13
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Presented at the Theater Terbuka, Jakarta, Indonesia, by the International Communication agency, May 9, 1981.
Box 13
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Choreographie and Musik, Laura Dean, Alte Oper (Old Opera), Frankfurt, Germany, May 29-30.
Box 13
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Presented at the Maidment Theater in Auckland, New Zealand, by the International Communication Agency, Apr. 23-26.
Box 13
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Presented in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, by the United States Information Service, July 6, 1983.
Box 13
ADF Tokyo, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, 1984.
Box 13
An American Classic, The Joffrey Ballet, The Wiltern Theatre, May 8-June 7 1992.
Box 13
NY Ballet AF Laura Dean, Det Kongelige Theater, 1993-1994.
Box 13
Company Promotional Poster
Box 13
Fire, Ballet Frankfurt, May 13-25
Box 13
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Northrup Auditorium Performance, November 8
Box 13
Spiral, Brooklyn Academy of Music, November 11-13
Box 13
Song, Brooklyn Academy of Music, April 29-May 1, 1976
Box 13
Dance, Moming, Chicago, October 29-30, 1976
Box 13
Music, Brooklyn Academy of Music, May 15-18, 1980, 2 copies
Box 13
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Allen Theatre, October 11, 1991
Box 13
Company Fundraiser Flyer, 1993
Box 13
Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Northeastern University, April 15-16, 1998
Box 13
Inner Circle, 14th International Festival Sofia Music Weeks, Bulgaria.
Box 14
Cloud, Royal Danish Ballet.
Box 14
Delta, Royal Danish Ballet.
Box 14

Video, 1973-2001

7.0 boxes

All video in this collection is NTSC VHS unless otherwise noted. Access to the original VHS videotapes is restricted. Any use of video requires the use of reference copies. To arrange for the creation of reference copies, if none exist, please contact American Dance Festival Archives.

Square Dance, Phase Patterns, Laura Dean with Steve Reich, NYU Loeb, Apr. 1973
Box 15
Walking Dance, Square Dance, Jumping Dance, Laura Dean, Apr. 4, 1973
Box 15
Walking Dance, Clapping Music, Square Dance, Phase Patterns, Laura Dean and Dancers, Steve Reich and Musicians, NYU, Apr. 1973
Box 15
Circle Dance, Laura Dean, NYU Loeb/Eisner Auditorium, Apr. 1973
Box 15
Circle Dance, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, NYU Loeb/Eisner Auditorium, Apr. 1973
Box 15
Jumping Dance, Laura Dean, NYU Loeb Apr. 1973
Box 15
Walking Dance, Jumping Dance (partial), Laura Dean and Dance Company, Steve Reich and Musicians, Apr. 28, 1973
Box 15
Changing Pattern, Steady Pulse, Laura Dean and Dance Company, NYU Loeb/Eisner Auditorium, Dec. 1973 (2 copies)
Box 15
Drumming Part I, Laura Dean and Dance Company, Steve Reich and Musicians, BAM, Apr. 1975
Box 15
Drumming Part II, Laura Dean, BAM, Apr. 1975
Box 15
Dance, Laura Dean, Minneapolis, 1979
Box 15
Song, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Walnut St. Theater, PA, Nov. 18, 1978
Box 15
Song, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Walnut St. Theater, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 1978
Box 15
Song, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Oct. 8, 1978
Box 15
Spiral, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Walker Art Center Auspices, Orchestra Hall, Apr. 1978
Box 15
Spiral, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians (3 copies)
Box 15
Music, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, July 12, 1979
Box 15
Music, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, July 12, 1979 (2 copies)
Box 16
Inner Circle, Enochian, Sky Light, Laura Dean, American Tour, Riverside, CA, Oct. 1983
Box 16
Inner Circle, Laura Dean (2 copies)
Box 16
Inner Circle, Enochian, Sky Light, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, NYU Showing, June 1983
Box 16
Inner Circle, Enochian, Sky Light, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Riverside, CA, 1983
Box 16
Sky Light, Transformer, Impact, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Next Wave Festival, Fall 1985 (4 copies)
Box 16
Tympani, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, PBS Television, 1981 (2 copies)
Box 16
Sky Light, Tympani, Magnetic, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, July 1986 (4 copies)
Box 16
Sky Light, Tympani, Magnetic, Laura Dean
Box 16
Tympani, Transformer, Magnetic, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, July 10, 1986 (2 copies)
Box 16
Magnetic, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, July 10, 1986
Box 16
Convergence (Brandeis awards show with score and stills from Tympani), 1986
Box 16
Sky Light, Tympani, Magnetic, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Joyce, 1987 (4 copies)
Box 16
Sky Light, Tympani, Magnetic, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Joyce, Apr. 10, 1987
Box 17
Sky Light, Tympani, Magnetic, 1987
Box 17
Sky Light, Tympani, Magnetic, Apr. 10, 1987
Box 17
Shaman, Inner Circle, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians
Box 17
Tympani, Shaman, Magnetic, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, June 20, 1987
Box 17
Equator, Magnetic, Impact, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, Feb. 26, 1988
Box 17
Tympani, Transformer, Magnetic, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, July 10, 1986
Box 17
Magnetic, Memory, Equator, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, UCLA Royce Hall, Apr. 1, 1989 (2 copies)
Box 17
Magnetic, Memory, Equator, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Zellerbach Hall, Apr. 7, 1989
Box 17
Magnetic, Memory, Equator, Laura Dean Dancers, UCB Zellerbach Hall, Apr. 8, 1989
Box 17
Equator, Shaman II, Infinity, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers (5 copies)
Box 17
Sacred Dances, Infinity, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers (6 copies)
Box 18
Inner Circle, Sacred Dances, Infinity, Laura Dean, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Apr. 19, 1991

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 18
Infinity, Sacred Dances, Laura Dean, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Apr. 20, 1991
Box 18
Sky Light, Infinity, Ecstasy, Laura Dean, ADF, June, 1993
Box 18
Ecstasy, Infinity, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers, ADF, 1993
Box 18
Sky Light, Infinity, Ecstasy, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers, ADF, June 17, 1993
Box 18
Music, Night, Magnetic, Shaman II, Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program C #1, May 3, 1990
Box 18
Music, Night, Magnetic, Shaman II, Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program C #2, May 6, 1990
Box 18
Sky Light, Inner Circle, Equator, Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program B #2, May 5, 1990
Box 18
Night, Dance, Spiral, Tympani, Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program A #2, May 2, 1990

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

Box 18
Night, Dance, Spiral, Tympani, Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program A, May 1, 1990
Box 18
Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, Program A, Shoot 1, Parts 1 and 2, May 1, 1990 (2 tapes)
Box 18
Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program A, Shoot 2, May 2, 1990
Box 18
Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program B, Shoot 1, May 4, 1990
Box 18
Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program B, Shoot 2, May 5, 1990
Box 18
Sky Light, Inner Circle, Equator, Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program B #1, May 4, 1990
Box 18
Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program C, Shoot 1, May 3, 1990
Box 18
Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, NYC, Program C, Shoot 2, May 6, 1990
Box 18
Infinity, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, July, 1990
Box 18
Infinity, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, July 1990
Box 19
Infinity, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, July 12, 1990
Box 19
Equator, Shaman II, Infinity, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, ADF, July 12, 1990
Box 19
Laura Dean Performance, ADF, July 12, 1990
Box 19
Magnetic, Inner Circle, Infinity, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Hartford, CT, Austin Arts Center, Trinity College, Jan. 26, 1991
Box 19
Skylight, Ecstasy, Infinity, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers, Joyce Theatre, Apr. 28, 1994 (full stage)
Box 19
Skylight, Ecstasy, Infinity, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers, Joyce Theatre, May 1, 1994 (fixed camera)
Box 19
Skylight, Ecstasy, Infinity, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers, Joyce Theatre, Apr. 27, 1994 (hand held)

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 19
Skylight, Ecstasy, Infinity, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers, Joyce Theatre, Apr., 30, 1994
Box 19
Laura Dean, Joyce Theatre, May 1, 1994 (matinee)
Box 19
Skylight, Ecstasy, Infinity, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers, Joyce Theatre, Apr. 28, 1994 (full stage)
Box 19
Skylight, Ecstasy, Infinity, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers, Joyce Theatre, Apr. 29, 1994 (full stage)
Box 19
Laura Dean, Apr. 29, 1994 (hand held)
Box 19
Equator, Tympani, Infinity, Laura Dean, Stanford University, Jan. 22, 1991

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 19
Sphere, Laura Dean, 1998
Box 19
Sphere, Solar Wind, Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers, 1998
Box 19
Trilogy: Sphere, Solar Wind, Celestial Navigation, 1999 (2 copies)
Box 19
View Over Atlantis, Laura Dean, NC Dance Festival, Jan. 2000
Box 19
Patterns of Change, Laura Dean, Ohio Ballet, Feb. 15, 1985

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 19
Gravity, For Two, Gravity, Laura Dean, Ohio Ballet, Feb. 13-14, 1987

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 20
Quantum, Laura Dean, Ohio Ballet, 1990

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 20
Earth, Laura Dean, Ohio Ballet, EJ Thomas Hall, Akron, OH, Feb. 12, 1993
Box 20
Earth, Laura Dean, Ohio Ballet, Joyce Theatre, Feb. 26, 1995

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 20
Earth, Laura Dean, Ohio Ballet, commissioned by Richard Kosinski and John Zeretzke (3 copies)
Box 20
Delta, Laura Dean, Royal Danish Ballet, 1990

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 20
Delta, Laura Dean, Dec. 20, 1990 (PAL format)
Box 20
Cloud, Laura Dean, Royal Danish Ballet, 1994

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 20
Cloud, Laura Dean, Royal Danish Ballet, 1994 (PAL format)
Box 20
Force Field, Laura Dean, Steve Reich, Joffrey Ballet Performance, Iowa City, Feb. 26, 1986 (2 copies)

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 20
Sometimes it Snows in April, Billboards, Joffrey Ballet, Apr. 11, 1993

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 20
Sometimes it Snows in April, Billboards, Joffrey Ballet, Hancher Auditorium, Jan. 28, 1993
Box 20
Sometimes it Snows in April, Billboards, Joffrey Ballet, 1993
Box 20
Creative Force, Laura Dean, Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, Oct. 1999

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 20
Arrow of Time, Laura Dean, Berkshire Ballet, 1989

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 20
Night Wind, A.I.C., Oct. 1, 1993; Night Wind, Mahaiwe Theatre, Oct. 14, 1993
Box 20
Ni Bthaska Ke, Laura Dean, Ballet Omaha, Orpheum Theatre, Apr. 28, 1995
Box 20
Earth, Laura Dean, Atlanta Ballet, Feb. 20, 1999
Box 20
Tehillum, Laura Dean, Bat Dor Dance Company of Israel, 1984
Box 20
Dream Collector, Laura Dean, Concert Dance Company of Boston, Northeastern University, Boston, Feb. 5, 1988
Box 21
Burn, Laura Dean, John Curry Skaters, Royal Albert Hall, 1983
Box 21
Ocean, Laura Dean, The Next Ice Age, 1989
Box 21
New Dance, Cherokee NC, Rehearsal, 1998
Box 21
Line and Circle, Student Workshop, Pratt Institute, Tapes 1 and 2, Oct., 1974 (2 tapes)
Box 21
Songdance, American U. Student Workshop, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 1976
Box 21
Line and Circle, Laura Dean Choreography and Music, Laura Dean and Pat Graf each playing piano live, Putney Vermont Student Workshop, Windham College, June 27, 1977
Box 21
Oberlin Pieces, Laura Dean Music and Choreography, Oberlin Student Workshop, Jan., 1979
Box 21
Music and Dance, Laura Dean, Jason Cirker, California State, Humboldt, 1988
Box 21
Dance for Eight Women, Columbia College, SC, 1993
Box 21
Breath of Fire, Cal State University, Long Beach, 1995

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 21
Sea, Laura Dean, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, Apr. 5-6, 1995
Box 21
Ultimate Journey, University of Utah, Department of Dance, PDC, Apr., 2001
Box 21

Additions to Video

All video in this collection is NTSC VHS unless otherwise noted. Access to the original VHS videotapes is restricted. Any use of video requires the use of reference copies. To arrange for the creation of reference copies, if none exist, please contact American Dance Festival Archives.

Light Field, Joffrey Ballet, Kennedy Center, June 4, 1993 (2 copies)

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 21
Night, Joffrey Ballet, Feb. 1982, NTSC DVD
Box 21
Night, Joffrey Ballet, Iowa City, May 8, 1982, NTSC DVD

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

Box 21
Night rehearsal, Joffrey Ballet, Studio run with music, Oct. 18, 1980, 3 groups of solos, Studio run with metronome, Oct. 3, 1980

A DVD reference copy is available for viewing and is located in box 22.

A Beta SP submaster copy is located in box 23.

Box 21
Skylight, Transformer, Impact, BAM Next Wave Festival, November 1, 1985
Box 21
Skylight, Shaman, Impact, ADF, June 18, 1987
Box 21
Equator, Impact, Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, March 4, 1988
Box 21
Tympani, Dance, Equator, SUNY-Purchase, 1990
Box 21
Inner Circle, Sacred Dances, Infinity, Dartmouth College, March 30, 1991
Box 24
Structure/Light Field, Joffrey Ballet, Kennedy Center, 1993
Box 24
Skylight, Infinity, Ecstasy, ADF, 1993
Box 24
Tenmile, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, 1994, NTSC DVD
Box 24
View Over Atlantis, Jill Greeson Reconstruction, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, December 2000, NTSC DVD
Box 24
Impact from Arcs in Time, University of Michigan, 2009, NTSC DVD
Box 24
Breath of Fire, Liz Maxwell Reconstruction, Elon University, May 2009, NTSC DVD
Box 24
Space, NYC Ballet, American Music Festival, May 5, 6, and 8, 1988, NTSC DVD
Box 24

Audio, 1980

1.0 audiocassette

Access to the original audiocassette in this collection is restricted. Any use of audio requires the use of reference copies. To arrange for the creation of reference copies, if none exist, please contact American Dance Festival Archives.

Tympani, Laura Dean, 1980
Box 21
Stamping Dance, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, 1974
Box 13
Signed Laura Dean Portraits, Lois Greenfield, 1978
Box 13
Laura Dean Portrait, Bill Hayward, 1984
Box 13
26 photo CDs, scanned by Through this Lens in 2008
Box 24
Laura Dean portraits, 1971-1989
Box 25
Joffrey Ballet
Box 25
Tympani, 1980
Box 25
Tympani, Asia tour, 1981
Box 25
Peter Gabriel tour, 1983
Box 25
John Curry, 1983-1984
Box 25
Skylight, 1985
Box 25
Laura Dean Musicians, Jason Cirker and Webb Robertson, 1986
Box 25
American Indian Dance Theater residency, 1998
Box 25
Song, Dance Austria, October 11-12, 1976
Box 13
Joffrey Ballet 25th Anniversary Gala, City Center, October 21, 1981
Box 13
Dance Magazine article, 1977
Box 25
Music and Dance for Nine, American University, 1978
Box 25
Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 1980
Box 25
Press clippings, Asia tour, 1981
Box 25
Press clippings, 1981-1988
Box 25
Press clippings, Joffrey Ballet, 1981-2005
Box 25
The Bottom Line performance, 1982
Box 25
Promotional postcard, AMAN folk dance, Light, 1983
Box 25
Program from the Bessie awards, 1984
Box 25
Press clippings, John Curry, 1984
Box 25
Booking brochure, 1986
Box 25
Promotional postcard, Joyce Theater performance, 1987
Box 25
Program, Laura Dean and Musicians concert, 1988
Box 25
Program, Delta, The Royal Danish Ballet, 1990
Box 25
Booking brochure, 1990
Box 25
Correspondence with Peter Gabriel, 1993
Box 25
Niagra, 1995
Box 25
Press clippings, Joyce Theater, 1996
Box 25
ADF press packet, 2008
Box 25
Laura Dean ADF playbill cover, 2009
Box 25
Laura Dean correspondence, 2009
Box 25
Laura Dean biographical info, 2009
Box 25
Press clippings, reconstructions, 2009
Box 25
Arts Season Preview, New York Times, August 30, 1981
Box 26
Arts Year in Review, New York Times, December 27, 1981
Box 26
Laura Dean and City Ballet, New York Times, April 24, 1988
Box 26
Laura Dean and American Indian Dance Theater, New York Times, August 10, 1998
Box 26
Laura Dean and American Indian Dance Theater, New York Times, August 30, 1998
Box 26

Historical Note

Laura Dean (b. 1945) is an American choreographer and composer. After her graduation from the High School of Performing Arts in New York, she became a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. In 1972, she established her own company, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, where she created the choreography for forty works, and in most instances, created the music as well. A number of Dean's pieces were also accompanied by the music of Steve Reich. She received commissions for new works from the American Dance Festival, the Kennedy Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Het Muziektheater, Walker Art Center, Hancher Auditorium, the Hopkins Center, and the Avignon Festival. Dean was also commissioned to create works for the Royal Danish Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the Frankfurt Ballet, the Ohio Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet. She created works for professional skating companies including the John Curry Skaters, the Next Ice Age, and the Ice Theater of New York. She created works for modern dance companies including the Bat-Dor Dance Company of Israel, the Concert Dance Company of Boston, Repertory Dance Theatre, and the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. Dean continued to create works for her own company until 2000. She received the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award in recognition of her accomplishments as a choreographer and composer in 2008.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Laura Dean Papers, American Dance Festival Archives.

Provenance

The Laura Dean Papers were received by the American Dance Festival Archives as a gift in May 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by ADF Archives Staff, July 2008

Encoded by Dean Jeffrey, Sept. 2008