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Gus Solomons papers and the Gus Solomons Company/Dance, Inc. records

Title
Gus Solomons papers and the Gus Solomons Company/Dance, Inc. records, 1969-1994.
Author
Solomons, Gus, Jr., 1938-2023
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Description
25.25 linear feet (75 boxes, 5 tubes); 1241.1 Megabytes (259 computer files)
Summary
Gus Solomons Jr. is an African-American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer. Solomons was a soloist in the dance companies of Donald McKayle, Pearl Lang, Martha Graham and, most notably, Merce Cunningham. Solomons formed his own troupe, The Solomons Company/Dance in 1972. Twenty-four years later in 1996, Solomons founded Paradigm to celebrate mature artists on stage. The collection includes correspondence, Solomons articles, notes and notebooks, photographs, posters, drawings, audio and moving image materials
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance programs.
  • Correspondence.
Source (note)
  • The Gus Solomons Papers and The Gus Solomons Company/Dance Inc. records were donated to the Jerome Robbins Dance Division in 1996 and 2020 by Gus Solomons, Jr.
Biography (note)
  • Gus Solomons Jr. is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer.
Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 214
OCLC
194351327
Author
Solomons, Gus, Jr., 1938-2023
Title
Gus Solomons papers and the Gus Solomons Company/Dance, Inc. records, 1969-1994.
Biography
Gus Solomons Jr. is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer. Gus Solomons Jr. began dance lessons while attending MIT. His first teacher was E. Virginia Williams, the founder of the Boston Ballet Company. He received his degree from MIT, in architecture, in 1961, then moved to New York City and became a soloist in the dance companies of Donald McKayle, Pearl Lang, Martha Graham and, Merce Cunningham. Solomons formed his own troupe, the Solomons Company/Dance in 1972. Since that time he has become a leading figure in postmodern and experimental dance, creating over 100 dances for his own company as well as dances commissioned by professional companies across North America. His choreography has been performed off-Broadway, on television and dual-screen video dance pieces. More recently Solomons created a new trio company with Carmen DeLavallade, Dudley Williams and himself. In Sept. 2000, Solomons won a "Bessie" (New York Dance and Performance Award) for Sustained Achievement in Choreography. In March 2001 he was awarded the first annual Robert A. Muh Award from his alma mater, MIT, as a distinguished artist alumnus. Solomons has contributed to several books on dance and has written for Ballet New and Instep. He currently reviews and writes for Dance Magazine, Chronicle for Higher Education, Village Voice and the New York Times. In addition to teaching, touring, guest-performing and lecturing, Solomons serves frequently as an adjudicator and dance panelist for various state arts councils, artistic advisory boards and foundations, including the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Occupation
Dancers.
Research Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 214
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