Pilobolus Dance Theatre records
The Pilobolus Dance Theatre was created from a class project in a beginner’s modern dance class at Dartmouth College in 1971. It has evolved into a world-renowned and highly respected modern dance theater that includes an administrative arm, two dance groups, and an educational institute. Included in the records are: recordings of performances, including rehearsals and interviews in various formats; business records and correspondence; and, playbills, pictures, and memorabilia. The records document how Pilobolus Dance Company was formed, how it has artistically and professionally evolved since its inception, and how it has impacted the state of modern dance.
The collection is arranged in 10 series: 1: Gig files 2: Photographic Materials 3: Publicity 4: Financial Records 5: Fundraising/Grants 6: Administrative Files 7: Recordings 8: Artistic Files 9: Correspondence 10: Robby Barnett's Records
Items of note in the records include: the 1984 choreography journals of Robby Barnett; posters advertising the groups performances over the years; playbills, programs, and memorabilia; and, photographs. Also included are many video recordings of performances and rehearsals.
The Records of the Pilobolus Dance Company were given to Dartmouth College in January 2005.
- 1971 - 2007
- Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.
100 linear ft. (70 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Records of the Pilobolus Dance Theater include VHS, Beta, and reel-to-reel recordings of past performances, auditions, and rehearsals. They also contain financial records, business correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, playbills, photographs, and interviews with the theater’s founders. The records document how Pilobolus Dance Theater was formed, how it has artistically and professionally evolved since its inception, and how it has impacted the state of modern dance.
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