Joan Woodbury dance audio-visual collection, 1970s  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Woodbury, Joan
Title
Joan Woodbury dance audio-visual collection
Dates
1970s (inclusive)
Quantity
10 16mm films and 1 16mm sound track.
Collection Number
A0763
Summary
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.
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


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

Arrangement

The materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

Related Materials

See also the Joan Woodbury papers (Accn 2384) and the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company records(Accn 709), photograph collection (P01029) and audio-visual collection (A0673).

Processing Note

Processed by Tawnya Mosier in 2004.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Reel
1 Exados; Passacaglia; Duet

16mm film
2-9 Nowhere Bird

16mm film
Completed film, raw footage, negative, work print, answer print, and outtakes.
10 Ghost Dance

16mm film
Joan Woodbury's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) dance thesis.
11 Ghost Dance sound track

16mm sound track

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Choreography
  • Modern dance

Corporate Names

  • Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Form or Genre Terms

  • Moving images
  • Sound recordings