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Lester Horton Dance Theater Collection

- SERIES DESCRIPTION / CONTAINER LIST
- Photographic Materials

Series VIII:

Photographic Materials
Physical Description:
Contents: The photographic material in the Collection includes photoprints, contact sheets, and negatives, dated roughly from the early 1930s to the early 1960s, with the majority dated in the 1950s. The photoprints and contact sheets are housed together while the negatives are separate; the contact sheets are filed with the predominant subject on the sheet/roll. Within each format, the materials are arranged by subject in the following order: Performance and Publicity, Individuals, Groups, Classroom--Adult, Classroom--Children, Children--performance, and Miscellaneous. Every effort has been made to file the items appropriately. The photoprints are predominantly black and white in a variety of sizes. Subjects in the photographs are often listed on the back. The negatives include originals and copy negatives; photoprints of many of these items are in the Collection.
Contents: Within the photographic material series, the performance and publicity category is arranged alphabetically by title of work, and includes rehearsal, performance, and publicity stills. The photographers, including some well known from the movie industry, were attracted to Horton's work and the activities of the Dance Theater. They include Laurance T. Clark, Constantine Hassalevris, Toyo Miyatake, Howard Morehead, Jerome Robinson, Leo Salkin, Ralph Samuels, and Charles Van Maanen. The classroom category includes workshops and may contain some rehearsal shots. Some of the dancers photographed in the children's classes and productions, such as Carmen de Lavallade and Sondra Orans, went on to become company members.
Arrangement:


Performance and Publicity Photoprints

Box 23 - Folder 1
7 scenes with ballabilli

Box 32
7 scenes with ballabilli

Box 23 - Folder 2
According to St. Francis

Box 23 - Folder 3
Another touch of Klee

Box 32 - Folder 2
Another touch of Klee

Box 23 - Folder 4
Atlantis [film]

Box 32 - Folder 3
Art patrons

Box 23 - Folder 5
Aztec ceremonial

Box 23 - Folder 6
Bal Caribe

Box 32 - Folder 4
Bal Caribe

Box 23 - Folder 7
Bamboo alley, bal Caribe

Box 23 - Folder 8
Barrel house

Box 23 - Folder 9
The beloved

Box 23 - Folder 1
0 Bolero, bal Caribe 1954

Box 23 - Folder 11
Bouquet for Molly

Box 23 - Folder 12
Brown county, Indiana

Box 24 - Folder 1
Chronicle

Box 32 - Folder 5
Chronicle

Box 36 - Folder 1
Chronicle

Box 24 - Folder 2
Chungsville

Box 24 - Folder 3
La crèation du monde

Box 24 - Folder 4
Cuba antigua

Box 24 - Folder 5
Danzón cubano; Dedications in our time.

Box 24 - Folder 6
Memorial to Hiroshima

Box 36 - Folder 2
To José Clemente Orozco

Box 24 - Folder 7
To José Clemente Orozco

Box 24 - Folder 8
The empty chair

Box 24 - Folder 9
Estilo de tú. Frevo [also used in Tropic trio]

Box 24 - Folder 10
Estilo de tú. Xango [also used in Tropic trio]

Box 24 - Folder 11
The flop

Box 32 - Folder 6
The flop

Box 24 - Folder 12
Jenny and the bench of the lamb

Box 24 - Folder 13
Kandyan, bal Caribe 1954

Box 24 - Folder 14
Liberian suite

Box 32 - Folder 7
Liberian suite

Box 36 - Folder 3
Liberian suite

Box 24 - Folder 15
Lysistrata

Box 32 - Folder 8
Lysistrata

Box 36 - Folder 4
Lysistrata

Box 25 - Folder 1
Medea

Box 25 - Folder 2
Medea

Box 32 - Folder 9
Medea

Box 32 - Folder 10
The mine

Box 32 - Folder 11-12
Mound builders

Box 25 - Folder 3
Mirror, mirror

Box 25 - Folder 4
Miss Salome, bal Caribe 1955

Box 25 - Folder 5
On the upbeat: Brush off blues

Box 32 - Folder 1
3 On the upbeat: Brush off blues

Box 36 - Folder 5
On the upbeat: Brush off blues

Box 25 - Folder 6
On the upbeat: Chassidic

Box 25 - Folder 7
On the upbeat: Kathak

Box 32 - Folder 14
On the upbeat: Kathak

Box 36 - Folder 6
On the upbeat: Kathak

Box 25 - Folder 8
On the upbeat: Pwe bop

Box 25 - Folder 9
The park [El rebozo]

Box 32 - Folder 15
Plumed serpent

Box 25 - Folder 10
Prado de pena

Box 32 - Folder 16-18
Prado de pena

Box 36 - Folder 7
Prado de pena

Box 36 - Folder 8
Prado de pena

Box 33 - Folder 1
Publicity, general

Box 26 - Folder 1
Pueblo eagle dance

El rebozo see The park

Box 26 - Folder 2
Rhythm section

Box 26 - Folder 3
Drum dance

Box 36 - Folder 9
Drum dance

Box 26 - Folder 4
Stick dance

Box 26 - Folder 5
Tinnikaling

Box 26 - Folder 6
Le sacre du printemps, 1937

Box 33 - Folder 2
Le sacre du printemps, 1937

Box 33 - Folder 3-7
Salome

Box 36 - Folder 10
Salome

Box 26 - Folder 7-12
Salome, 1936, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1969

Box 26 - Folder 13
Sarong paramaribo

Box 26 - Folder 14
Sixteen to twenty-four

Box 34 - Folder 1
Sixteen to twenty-four

Box 27 - Folder 1
Something to please everybody

Box 27 - Folder 2
Something to please everybody

Box 34 - Folder 2
Something to please everybody

Box 37 - Folder 1-2
Something to please everybody

Box 34 - Folder 3
Something to please everybody. Pathos

Box 27 - Folder 3
Something to please everybody. Pathos

Box 27 - Folder 4
Song of Hiawatha, 1928

Box 27 - Folder 5
The spirituals

Box 27 - Folder 6
Takwish

Box 27 - Folder 7-9
Tierra y libertad!

Box 34 - Folder 4
Tierra y libertad!

Box 37 - Folder 3
Tierra y libertad!

Box 28 - Folder 1
Tongue in cheek

Box 28 - Folder 2
Totem incantation

Box 34 - Folder 5
Totem incantation

Box 37 - Folder 4
Totem incantation

Box 28 - Folder 3
A touch of Klee and delightful 2

Box 34 - Folder 6
Tropic trio: Batucada

Box 37 - Folder 5
Tropic trio: Batucada

Box 28 - Folder 4
Tropic trio: Cumbia

Box 28 - Folder 5
Unidentified

Box 37 - Folder 6
Unidentified

Box 28 - Folder 6
Warsaw ghetto

Box 28 - Folder 7
White savage

Box 34 - Folder 7
White savage


Individuals: Photoprints

Box 34 - Folder 8
Bishop, Leigh

Box 29 - Folder 1
Brunswick, Liz

Box 34 - Folder 9
Covacevicia, Nick [Navaro, Nick]

Box 29 - Folder 2
de Lavallade, Carmen (with others)

Box 29 - Folder 3
de Lavallade, Yvonne

Box 34 - Folder 10
de Lavallade, Yvonne

Box 29 - Folder 4
Ellington, Duke

Box 29 - Folder 5
Ellington, Duke (with others)

Box 29 - Folder 6
Eng, Frank

Box 29 - Folder 7
Foster, Suzanne

Box 29 - Folder 8
Finch, Constance

Box 29 - Folder 9
Gernreich, Rudi

Box 34 - Folder 1
1 Gernreich, Rudi

Box 29 - Folder 10
Goldoni, Leila

Box 29 - Folder 11
Hanayagi, Tokuyae

Box 29 - Folder 12
Hill, Jack

Box 29 - Folder 13
Horton, Lester

Box 37 - Folder 7
Horton, Lester

Box 29 - Folder 14
Horton, Lester (with others)

Box 34 - Folder 12
Horton, Lester (with others)

Box 29 - Folder 15
Johnson, Janice

Box 29 - Folder 16
Johnson, Suzanne

Box 34 - Folder 13
Kadden, Diane

Box 29 - Folder 17
Katz, Gita

Box 29 - Folder 18
Kawasumi, Nana

Box 34 - Folder 14
Koerner, Martha

Box 29 - Folder 19
Lewitsky, Bella

Box 29 - Folder 20
Limiou, Jeanna

Box 29 - Folder 21
Maldonado, Larry

Box 29 - Folder 22
Maracci, Carmelita

Box 29 - Folder 23
Meyer, Mary [?]

Box 29 - Folder 24
Mitchell, James

Box 37 - Folder 8
Mitchell, James

Box 29 - Folder 25
Orans, Sandra

Box 29 - Folder 26
Ratcliff, Carl

Box 29 - Folder 27
Salkin, Jeri

Box 29 - Folder 28
Silver, Lilyan

Box 29 - Folder 29
Trisler, Joyce

Box 29 - Folder 30
Truitte, James

Box 29 - Folder 31
Unidentified

Box 29 - Folder 32
Van Cleve, Kita

Box 34 - Folder 15
Van Cleve, Kita


Groups : Photoprints

Box 30 - Folder 1
Dance Theater Company (and others)

Box 30 - Folder 2
Dance Theater-dancers

Box 34 - Folder 16
Dance Theater-dancers

Box 30 - Folder 3
Opening of Choreo 1950


Classroom - adult: Photoprints

Box 30 - Folder 4-5
Workshops

Box 30 - Folder 6
Classes

Box 35 - Folder 1-2
Movement studies

Box 35 - Folder 3
Movement study

Box 30 - Folder 7
Movement study [lecture demonstration ?]

Box 35 - Folder 4-6
Rehearsals [?]

Box 30 - Folder 8-11
Classroom - children

Box 31 - Folder 1-8
Children - performance

Box 35 - Folder 7-8
Children - performance


Miscellaneous: Photoprints

Box 31 - Folder 9
Album

Box 31 - Folder 10
Associated captions

Box 31 - Folder 11
Unidentified


Negatives

Box 38 - Folder 1-4
Performance and Publicity

Box 38 - Folder 5
Individuals

Box 38 - Folder 6
Groups

Box 38 - Folder 7
Children - performance


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