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Michigan Dance Archives: Denise Szykula Papers

Identifier: UP002560
Abstract Denise Szykula (born 1946) won praise over many decades for her work as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and innovator. Szykula founded Dance Nonce Ensemble in 1973 (later renamed Dance Nonce) and served as its artistic director and choreographer for over 45 years. As a respected teacher of modern dance and creative movement, Szykula has taught weekly classes as well as serving as guest teacher and choreographer for workshops and master classes in colleges and universities. Szykula has...

Michigan Dance Archives: Detroit Dance Collective Records

Identifier: UR002906
Abstract The Detroit Dance Collective (DDC, renamed DDCdances in 2019) is a premiere contemporary dance company in Michigan. It was founded in 1980 by dancers Barbara Selinger, Sue Ellen Darr, Paula Kramer and Anita Surma. This professional dance group is dedicated to “the creation and production of visually striking repertory that touches the senses.” The collection includes flyers and other promotional materials as well as programs from DDC performances throughout the years. There are published...

Michigan Dance Archives: Harriet Berg Papers

Identifier: UP001608
Abstract Harriet Berg (born 1924) was a choreographer, teacher, performer, and arts advocate in the Detroit area for many decades. Her papers reflect her interests in all aspects of dance and other performing and fine arts, including material on a wide variety of dance companies and individual dancers, local, national and international. Some of the papers reflect her personal life as well as that of her family members. Part 1 includes materials on many aspects of dance and other performing and fine...

Michigan Dance Archives: Leslie O'Day Benyo Papers

Identifier: UP002453
Abstract Leslie O'Day Benyo was the owner and artistic director of the O’Day School of Dance in Detroit from 1982 to 2010. A ballet student and performer from 1958 to 1998, O'Day Benyo has taught at various schools and special events in the Detroit area since 1973. She was also a member of the Cecchetti Council of America, an organization dedicated to teaching standards for ballet. These papers include dance programs, photos of dancers, newsletters, emails, souvenir booklets, clippings, certificates,...

Michigan Dance Archives: Marygrove College Department of Dance Records

Identifier: UR002812
Abstract These records from the Dance Department at Marygrove College in Detroit consist mainly of photographs of dance events and performances in the 1970s and 1980s, along with photos of individual students and guest artists. There are several folders of photos from an exchange with a dance program in Japan, dating from 1988-1990. There is one oversize box containing photos. A small group of negatives, five envelopes of negative strips and three 4" x 5" negatives, were transferred to the Reuther A-V...

Wayne State University Dance Department Records

Identifier: WSR000726
Abstract These records of the Wayne State University Dance Department date mostly from the mid- to late 20th century and include departmental documents, correspondence and teaching materials. Professional and some personal papers of Professor Ruth Lovell Murray, the director/chair of the Dance Workshop and Dance Program from 1928 to 1954, as well as of some other faculty, are part of this collection. The records begin in the era when the Wayne dance program was part of the Physical Education...