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Faculty and Creative Personnel, 1984-ongoing

Identifier: CA1001/03

Scope and Content Note

These files document the Festival's faculty and other creative personnel, such as performers, lighting designers, and accompanists. Files contain correspondence with Festival staff; biographical notes and information, such as curriculum vitae; course descriptions; headshots and other publicity photographs; and press kits, which typically include reviews, pamphlets and other ephemera, and biographies. The series provides extensive information about how faculty is recruited and interacts with Festival staff to develop each year's courses, programs, and performances. Additionally, because some choreographers and dance artists, including Dan Wagoner and Dancers, Bebe Miller Company, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Doug Varone, David Dorfman, and Rennie Harris Pure Movement have participated many times in the festival over the years, the files document the artistic development of these performers.

Of particular note are transcripts of lectures by dance historian Suzanne Carbonneau (Levy) about festival works and performers delivered prior to the performance. These lectures, which are geared toward a general audience, provide a contextual basis from which to understand the work.

The series also includes some general information, such as form letter correspondence with faculty members and faculty directories. One file, related to potential faculty, is restricted for privacy reasons. Related faculty contracts and payment information can be found in Series I: Administrative Files. Additional photographs of performers taken at the Bates Dance Festival can be found in Series XI: Photographs.


  • 1984-ongoing

Access Restrictions

Faculty and staff contracts, student transcripts, and some financial records are restricted for privacy reasons. Consult the Archives staff for more information.

Video recordings are provided for viewing purposes only and cannot be copied.


13 Linear Feet (26 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological, and then alphabetical by performer's last name within a year. General folders for each year, such as form letters and directories, are filed last.


Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston Maine 04240 United States of America