Ballet West promotional materials audio-visual collection, 1976-1987  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ballet West (U.S.)
Title
Ballet West promotional materials audio-visual collection
Dates
1976-1987 (inclusive)
Quantity
41 reel-to-reel audiotapes, 9 audiocassettes, and 1 16mm film
Collection Number
A0322
Summary
The Ballet West promotional materials audio-visual collection (1976-1987) consists almost entirely of audio recordings of radio advertisements for Ballet West tickets and productions. There are also audio recordins of Ballet West personalities on the "State of the Arts" radio program one television advertisment recorded on 16mm film. A professional ballet company, Ballet West was established in 1963 and offers a season of performances at the Salt Lake City, Utah's Capitol Theatre.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Ballet West is a professional ballet company founded in 1963 by Utah's "First Lady of the Arts" Glenn Walker Wallace and Willam F. Christensen, founder of the University of Utah's ballet department and Ballet West's first artistic director. The company has subsequently been led by artistic directors Bruce Marks, John Hart, Jonas Kåge and Adam Sklute. In addition to its annual season of performances at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, Ballet West has toured the world several times with its classical ballet performances.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Ballet West promotional materials audio-visual collection (1976-1987) consists almost entirely of audio recordings of radio advertisements for Ballet West tickets and productions. There are also audio recordins of Ballet West personalities on the "State of the Arts" radio program one television advertisment recorded on 16mm film.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The materials are arranged rougly chronologically by format.

Related Materials

See also the Ballet Archives audio-visual collection (A0247), the Ballet West records (Accn 1129) and the Ballet Archives photograph collection (P0247).

Processing Note

Processed by Christopher Drew in 1989.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
1 "Don Juan" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1976 January 13
2 "Cinderella" radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1976 March 23
3 Season ticket radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1976 April 22
4 "Nutcracker" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1976
5 Ticket radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1977-1978
6 Telebash radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1977
7 "The Discover Season" radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1977
8 Ticket radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1977-78
9 "Don Quixote" radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1977
10 "Giselle" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1977
11 "The Nutcracker" radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1977
12-13 "Swan Lake Last Bow" radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1978 March 09
14 Radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1982
15 "The Nutcracker" radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1982
16-17 "The Nutcracker" radio promotion (extended)

Reel-to-reel audiotape
Nutcracker doll and bear presentation. Ten minutes.2 copies
1984
18 "Invitation to Dance" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1984 March 16
19 "Don Quixote" radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
Radio spots entitled "Don Quixote Coming" and "Don Quixote Here."
1984 August 27
20 "Petrouchka" television audio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1985 September 30
21-22 1985-1986 season radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1985 June
23 "Sleeping Beauty" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1986 January 14
24 "A Salute to Ballanchine" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1986 March 18
25-26 1986-1987 season radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1986
27 "Gershwin" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1987 March 5
28-29 "The Nutcracker" radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1987 October 30, 1987 November 30
30 KSL radio and television audio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1987
31 Unidentified radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
undated
32 "A Celebration of the American Experience" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
undated
33 "Romeo and Juliet" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
undated
34 Unidentified radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
undated
35 "Sleeping Beauty" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
undated
36 Unidentified radio promotions

Reel-to-reel audiotape
undated
37 Touring radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
undated
38 Fundraising radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
undated
39 "The Nutcracker" radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
undated
40 Telebash radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1979 October 02
41 Glittering Gala radio promotion

Reel-to-reel audiotape
undated
item
42 There is no item 42.
cassette
43 Denver Symphony radio promotions

Audiocassette
1 Promotion for Ballet West's appearance with the Denver Symphony, in Denver, Colorado in January, 1981.2 Promotion for the Denver Symphony's performance of Handel's "Messiah" in December, 1980
1980 December-1981 January
44 "The Nutcracker" radio promotions

Audiocassette
1 Two promotions for performances of "The Nutcracker" in Salt Lake City.2 Various promotions not related to Ballet West.
1982
45 "Swan Lake" wiht the Denver Symphony radio promotion

Audiocassette
1982 April 14
46 "Sleeping Beauty" radio promotions

Audiocassette
1986 February
47 "State of the Arts" radio program

Audiocassette
Broadcast on KWHO, Salt Lake City.The guest is Sondra Sugai, Associate Artistic Director of Ballet West, who discusses the company's 20th anniversary. Other topics include motivating performers; the stages of a dancer's growth; audience recognition of the company's improvement; artistic milestones in the company's history; Bruce Marks; works of the new choreographer (Helen Douglass); Sugai's reasons for her devotion to dance; performing Songs of the Ballet, Mistress of Sorrow and Ballanchine's Stars and Stripes; Helen Douglass and Rite of Spring; performing Etudes; Bruce Marks and Pipe Dreams; the performing of Beauty and the Beast; and the formulation of a successful season. 28 minutes.
1986
48 "State of the Arts" radio program

Audiocassette
Broadcast on KWHO, Salt Lake City.On side A the guest is Helen Douglass, Resident Choreographer of Ballet West. Douglass discusses her past as a dancer; chore-ography; the Boston Choreographer's Competition; her initial experiences as a choreographer; developing origi-nality; working on Rite of Spring; the pros and cons of her position as Resident Choreographer. 33 minutes.On side B the guests are Stacy Swaner and Bruce Caldwell, Principal Dancers at Ballet West. Caldwell and Swaner discuss their early training as dancers; dedication to dance; daily regimen; the effect of injuries; greatest fears as dancers; strengths and weaknesses; favorite roles; and future after dance. 35 minutes.
1983 October
49 "State of the Arts" radio program

Audiocassette
Broadcast on KWHO, Salt Lake City.On side A the guest is Willam Christensen, founder of Ballet West. Background information on Christensen and Ballet West is included. Topics of discussion are Christensen's experiences at the University of Utah; the sources of his "vision;" early fundraising; the importance of touring; early performances; Cinderella; his hopes for Ballet West; guest artists; Bruce Marks as new Artistic Director; the ballet academy; and the dance careers of former Utahns. 40 minutes.On side B the guest is Bruce Marks, Artistic Director of Ballet West. The opening remarks of this segment are not recorded. Topics of discussion include Marks' experiences and classmates at the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City; his reasons for becoming a dancer; performing as a soloist in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera; his experiences as a dancer at, and touring with, the American Ballet Theater; his self-description as a dancer; memorable performances; his reasons for giving up performing; the critical acclaim of Ballet West; choreographing; his opinion of holding an administrative position; and the ballet school. 28 minutes.
1983
50 "KRP Night at the Ballet" radio promotion

Audiocassette
1 One promotion for "KRP Night at the Ballet" in Salt Lake City (a performance of "Anna Karenina").2 News coverage unrelated to Ballet West. Three minutes.
undated
51 Season ticket radio promotion

Audiocassette
undated
othertype
52 "Ballet?"
Sound, color
16mm film
One television promotion for Ballet West made by Harris and Love Film. One minute.
circa 1980

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Dance companies--Utah-History--Sources
  • Dance--Utah-History--Sources

Form or Genre Terms

  • Moving images
  • Sound recordings