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Hidden Language of the Soul: Dance Treasures in Special Collections & Archives


The Partners of the UCI Libraries invite you to
an Intersections Workshop

Hidden Language of the Soul: Dance Treasures in Special Collections & Archives
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul" - Martha Graham (1894-1991)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
11 am – 1 pm
Langson Library Room 570

Presented by:

Steve MacLeod, Public Services Librarian
UCI Libraries Special Collections and Archives

The Dance collection in the UCI Libraries Special Collections and Archives is one of the Libraries most fascinating and distinguished archival collections. Guest speaker Steve MacLeod will give a talk on this exciting collection, and share examples of a number of rare and interesting items. Materials relating to the work of choreographers and dancers George Ballanchine, Eugene Loring, Isadora Duncan, Donald McKayle, Martha Graham, Anna Pavlova, Katherine Dunham, Ted Shawn, and Ruth St. Denis will be featured, along with rare books on early dance history, costume design and world dance materials, plus photographs and dance programs of note.

Supporting one of the most notable programs at UCI, the Dance collection contains 4,000 books and periodical titles, dance cards, performance programs, and photographs as well as 60 archival collections, all related to dance performance and theory, choreography, and theory of motion from the 17th century to the present.  Included are the papers of noted UCI faculty members Eugene Loring, Olga Maynard, and Donald McKayle. 

Location:  Langson Library, Room 570. For a map and directions please go to:

www.uci.edu/campusmap. Self serve parking ($10) in the Student Center Parking Structure.

Registration:   Free and open to the public. Space is limited, priority given to Library Partners. To register online please go to http://partners.lib.uci.edu/dancetreasures. For further information or to register by phone please call 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu.

Please no food or drinks

This program is part of Intersections, a series of library workshops offering instruction on a variety of fascinating topics for intellectual enrichment and enjoyment.