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Dianne Hunt papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2143

Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes flyers, posters, postcards, press releases, programs, two photographs, and a bit of correspondence. The material relates to the productions undertaken by members of the dance community in Washington D.C. from 1976-90. This material includes programs and flyers for productions from noted dancers, dance companies, and choreographers in the Washington D.C. area including Lucinda Weaver Hall, Lonna Wilkinson, Jack Guidone, Dianne Hunt, Jan Taylor, Wendy Woodson, Susan Le Mieux, and Ron Paul, Upright Vertebrates, Maida Withers and the Dance Construction Company, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Diane Floyd and Saturday Company, The Dance Place, The Dance Co-op, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Dates

  • 1976-1995

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

Dianne Hunt, a dancer and choreographer has worked in the Washington D.C. area for more than 20 years. Along with Ron Paul, she founded the modern dance company, Upright Vertebrates in 1984. At around this same time, she also led the company Dianne Hunt and Dancers. Dianne began her dance training in Minneapolis while studying fine arts at the University of Minnesota. Her training includes classical ballet and pointe. She completed her MA in dance at GW with an oral history memoir of Erika Thimey. Since 1981, she produced her own choreography regularly in Washington and Baltimore and on tour in Minnesota, Virginia, and Massachusetts. During her career, Dianne taught at numerous institutions in the Washington area including GW and from 1981-83, Dianne was on the faculty at Shenandoah College and Conservatory teaching dance composition, history, technique, repertory and improvisation. In 2000, noted dancer, teacher and choreographer Erika Thimey, who lives in Virginia and celebrated her 90th birthday in March 2000, published A Life of Dance, A Dance of Life, an autobiography/biography written with Dianne Hunt.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection includes flyers, posters, postcards, press releases, programs, two photographs, and a bit of correspondence. The material relates to the productions undertaken by members of the dance community in Washington D.C. from 1976-1990.

Collection Organization

Organized into four series: Metropolitan Dance Association, Dance Coalition, Dance Directions, and Dance performances materials.

Acquisition Information

Dianne Hunt donated this material to Gelman library in 2003 and 2005.
Title
Guide to the Dianne Hunt papers, 1976-1995
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America