- Woodbury, Joan
- Joan Woodbury dance audio-visual collection
- 1970s (inclusive)19701979
- 10 16mm films and 1 16mm sound track.
- Collection Number
- The Joan Woodbury dance audio-visual collection (1970s) consists of completed movies of Woodbury's dance projects as well as the original film and soundtrack elements used to create the final version. Joan Woodbury is an internationally recognized dancer and choreographer and co-founder of Salt Lake City's Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.
- University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- 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.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Joan Woodbury graduated from the University of Wisconsin and became the first Fulbright Scholar in dance when she studied with Mary Wigman in Berlin, Germany in 1945. A retired professor of modern dance at the University of Utah where she taught for 47 years, Woodbury choreographed more than 100 works throughout her career, collaborated in the creation of 16 dance videos, and has been commissioned to choreograph by the Conservatoire National in Portugal, Outlet Dance Company in Australia, Desert Dance in Arizona, the University of Hawaii and Juillard School of Music plus many others. She has taught dance workshops and master classes throughout the United States as well as Portugal, France, Yugoslavia, China, Canada, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, England, Ireland, Singapore and Italy. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been honored by organizations across the world, including the prestigious French dictionary of dance, Dictionnaire de la Danse.
In 1964 Joan Woodbury founded Salt Lake City's Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company with fellow dancer and University of Utah professor Shirlie Ririe. The company has toured the world. Dedicated to educating children about the dance world, the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company offers not only formal and informal performances but also lectures, demonstrations, workshops and classes for all age groups in dance for actors, stage production and theater lighting. Joan Woodbury and Shirlie Ririe handed the artistic direction of the company over to Charlotte Boye-Christensen in 2008.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Joan Woodbury dance audio-visual collection (1970s) consists of completed movies of Woodbury's dance projects as well as the original film and soundtrack elements used to create the final version.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The materials are arranged alphabetically by title.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||Exados; Passacaglia; Duet
Completed film, raw footage, negative, work print, answer print, and outtakes.
Joan Woodbury's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) dance thesis.
|11||Ghost Dance sound track
16mm sound track
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Modern dance
- Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Form or Genre Terms
- Moving images
- Sound recordings