Costas dance photographs.

Title
Costas dance photographs.
Author
Costas,
Publication
1966-2016.
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Description
  • 28.15 linear feet; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
  • approximately 70,000 images in 68 boxes : prints, slides and negatives, some color ;
Genre/Form
  • Negatives (photographs).
  • Photographic prints.
  • Slides (photographs).
Note
  • In addition to documenting the Company's repertory, Costas focused on photographing many of the iconic star principal dancers including Karin von Aroldingen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Albert Evans, Suzanne Farrell, Nikolaj Hübbe, Darci Kistler, Maria Kowroski, Kyra Nichols, Patricia McBride, Maria Tallchief, Miranda Weese, and Ethan Stiefel. Some of the ballet companies well represented within the collection are American Ballet Theatre, Kirov (Mariinsky) Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Béjart Ballet, Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris, Chicago City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, and the Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom. In addition to ballet, he also photographed many New York City based modern dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, and Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Electronic records are currently unavailable.
Source (note)
  • Costas Cacaroukas;
Call Number
*MGZEB 18-2788
OCLC
1040594766
Author
Costas, photographer.
Title
Costas dance photographs.
Production
1966-2016.
Type of Content
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
slide
Additional Formats
Electronic records are currently unavailable.
Summary
Prints, negatives, slides, and digital images from 1966 to 2016 of a multitude of national and international dance companies, and performances by New York City based photographer Costas. The collection has an emphasis on ballet, particularly the New York City Ballet. Key figures throughout the NYCB's history such as co-founders Lincoln Kirstein, Jerome Robbins, and George Balanchine are present within the collection in addition to their many choreographed works. Costas also travelled widely around the world to photograph both national and international dance companies. Also, a small portion of the collection consists of non-ballet personal and professional photographs documenting trips, parties, friends, and art forms.
Biography
Costas has been the photographer in residence at both New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre for over forty years. In addition, he has documented both the Kirov (Mariinsky) and the Bolshoi ballet companies on their U.S. tours since the 1960s. Originally from the Greek island of Chios, Costas studied math and physics in the United States at universities in New York, Virigina, and Rhode Island. When dance photography began to intrigue him, choreographer George Balanchine invited him to rehearsals. His photographs have appeared in a variety of publications including books, periodicals, film and television footage and in gallery exhibitions around the world. Costas' 2003 book, Balanchine: Celebrating a Life in Dance, has gone through several editions. Costas also photographed dancers for the annual NYCB Balanchine calendar for 19 years.
Source
Purchase; Costas Cacaroukas; 2017.
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Occupation
Photographers.
Research Call Number
*MGZEB 18-2788
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