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Modern Dance Company

 Collection
Identifier: CA12.06

Scope and Content Note

Contains records pertaining to modern dance at Bates College, both from the current Modern Dance Company and from modern dance clubs and physical education exercises that preceded the Company. The bulk of the records document the current Modern Dance Company, founded by Marcy Plavin.

Dates

  • 1936-2019

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research, excepting the Video Recordings series.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Historical Note

Modern dance classes were offered at Bates from shortly after 1945, and performances were commonly given in conjunction with music programs at the college. In 1965, Marcy Plavin was hired to teach modern dance at Bates, and shortly thereafter started the Modern Dance Company. The group's first public performance came in 1969. The Bates Modern Dance Company has continued to perform, teach, and give various demonstrations in the ensuing years, and remains a vibrant part of Bates campus life.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Contains records pertaining to modern dance at Bates College, both from the current Modern Dance Company and from modern dance clubs and physical education exercises that preceded the Company. The bulk of the records document the current Modern Dance Company, founded by Marcy Plavin.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged into three series: I. Publicity and Programs; II. Short Term Dance; and III. Video Recordings. See individual series notes for more information on each.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Accession No.: 2008.050; 2008.070.
Title
Guide to the Modern Dance Company, 1936-2004
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Kate Speer, Pat Webber
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in: English
Edition statement
©2011

Repository Details

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

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