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Kayla Zalk papers

Title
Kayla Zalk papers, 1962-2001.
Author
Zalk, Kayla Kazahn.
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Additional Authors
American Dance Guild.
Description
12 linear feet (30 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Lecture notes.
  • Periodicals.
Source (note)
  • Zalk, Jason
Biography (note)
  • Kayla Zalk (1931-2001) was a noted teacher of movement, choreography, dance, as well as Labanotation and other forms of dance notation, whose career centered around her expertise in movement analysis.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 218
OCLC
  • 169946332
  • 169946332
Author
Zalk, Kayla Kazahn.
Title
Kayla Zalk papers, 1962-2001.
Summary
The Kayla Zalk papers span the years 1962-2001 and include clippings, correspondence, office files, and teaching files. The collection is important in its documentation of Zalk's career as movement analyst, including her early work with dance notation. Also forming part of the collection are teaching materials, including lecture and research notes. Missing from the collection is information about Zalk's personal life.
Biography
Kayla Zalk (1931-2001) was a noted teacher of movement, choreography, dance, as well as Labanotation and other forms of dance notation, whose career centered around her expertise in movement analysis. Born in the Bronx, New York, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Michigan and took graduate courses in dramatic arts at Columbia University. She began studying dance with Doris Humphrey and José Limón, then branched out into general movement studies. In 1965, she earned a certificate in the first Effort/Shape Training Program taught by Irmgard Bartenieff at the Dance Notation Bureau, the Precursor of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS). She later served as president of the American Dance Guild. She also founded the Westbury Arts Center in Westbury, New York, which established a curriculum of art, dance, music, and pottery training for community children and adults. When her daughter was killed in a car accident, Zalk founded the Newton, Massachusetts branch of Compassionate Friends, an organization that helps families who have lost children find a positive resolution of their grief. She was a member of the faculty at Brandeis University, Lesley College, New York University, Purchase College, State University of New York, and the University of California at San Diego. At the time of her death she was on the faculty at The Boston Conservatory.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Dance teachers
Added Author
American Dance Guild.
Research Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 218
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