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Photographic negatives of dancers and dance companies, 1944-1961
- 32,964 photonegatives ; 35 mm.
- 10,611 photonegatives ; 120 mm.
- 660 photonegatives ; 4 x 5 in.
- 23 photonegatives ; 11 x 14 in.
- 1 photographer's register (94 folders) ; 28 cm.
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Studio, action, travel, informal and portrait negatives ofdancers and choreographers include: Claudie Algeranova, Ana Esmeralda, Ballet Rambert, Ballet Theatre, Ballet de Paris, Ballets des Champs-Elysées, Yvonne Barnes, Ernest Beck; Maurice Béjart, Svetlana Beriosova, David Blair, Donald Britton, Brothers Sei, Yvette Chauviré (with Vladimir Skouratoff), Stella Claire (with Stanley Holden),Audrey De Vos, Violetta Prokhorova Elvin, Elaine Fifield, Frederic Franklin, Moyra Fraser, Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo, Pauline Harrop, Paula Hinton, Michael Hogan, Jooss Ballet, José Greco and Company, José Limón Dance Company, Katherine Dunham Dance Company, Kirov Ballet and School, Helen De Latre, David Lichine, Sara Luzita, Madeline Lytton, Alicia Markova, Paul Maure, Metropolitan Ballet, Patricia Miller (with Dennis Poole), Milorad Miskovitch, Retna Mohini, Mrinalini Sarabhai Dance Company, Nadia Nerina, New York City Ballet, Nouveau Ballet de Monte Carlo, Yvonne Olena (with Dennis Carey), Original Ballet Russe, Vladimir Oukhtomsky, Paris Opera Ballet, David Poole, Conchita Piquer, Ram Gopal, Kirsten Ralov, Rosario and Antonio, Royal Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, Sakuntala, Shevanti, Jane Shore, Vladimir Skouratoff, Nancy Smith, Teresa and Luisillo, Pirmin Trecu, Joan Tucker and Uday Shankar.
Performance, studio and candid negatives of dance companies: Anglo-Polish Ballet, Antonio and his Spanish Ballet, Ballet Rambert, Ballet Theatre, Ballets de Paris, Ballets des Champs-Elysees, Ballets Nègres, Birgit Cullberg Dance Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet, Boris Milec Ballet,Boscoe Holder and Dancers, Carmen Amaya and Company, Danzas Latino America, Etoiles de la Danse, London Festival Ballet, Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo (Marquis de Cuevas), Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, Javanese Dancers, Jooss Ballet, Jose Greco and Company, José Limón Dance Company, Katherine Dunham Dance Companies, Kenton Ballet, Kirov Ballet and School, Kitzbühel Dancers, Koutev Bulgarian Folk Ballet, Metropolitan Ballet, Moiseyev DanceCompany, Mrinalini Sarabhai Dance Company, New York City Ballet, Nouveau Ballets de Monte Carlo, Original Ballet Russe (De Basil), Paris Opera Ballet, Pauline Grant Ballet,Pearl Primus and Company, Prague National Theater Ballet, Royal Ballet (London), Royal Danish Ballet, Sadler's WellsTheatre Ballet, St. James's Ballet Company, Shevanti and Company, Stanislavsky Theater Ballet, Teresa and Luisillo Ballets Espagnols, Uday Shankar and his Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians, and Ukrainian Dance Company.
Performance, studio and candid negatives for musical comedy, opera and theatre productions: Bullet in the ballet, Damn Yankees, Guys and dolls, Night in Vienna, Pajama game, Pal Joey, Wedding in Paris.
Miscellaneous negatives: Copenhagen 1947 ballet congress, including the third Archives Internationales de Danse competition held June 1-6, 1947; Cone School (London); Nijinsky Gala.
Roger Wood's first dance photographs, of Ballets Jooss, were taken in July, 1944. Wood then continued to photograph many dancers and dance companies as they performed in London and other parts of Europe from 1944-1961; he also photographed London opera and theatrical productions. His dance photographs were published in several periodicals (Ballet, Ballet annual, Dance and dancers, Dance magazine, Dance news, Dancing times, Theatre arts) and in three small monographs: The New York City Ballet - in action (Saturn Press, 1953?); The Sadler's Wells Ballet (Saturn Press, 1951); The Theatre Ballet of Sadler's Wells in photographs (Phoenix House, 1952). Other of Wood's London theater photographs appearedin Shakespeare at the Old Vic (various editions, 1954-1958) and A D'Oyly Carte album (two editions, 1953 and 1958).
Controlled Access Term
- Film negatives
Additional Creator Names
- Wood, Roger Dance photographs (CstRLIN)NYPY737014352-F *MGZEN
- Wood, Roger Photographic prints of dancers and dance companies (CstRLIN)NYPY95-F236 *MGZEB 95-5482
- Wood, Roger Programs and ephemera relating to dance photographs (CstRLIN)NYPY95-B3779 *MGZB Wood, Roger.