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Jazzdance records

Identifier: PA081

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains performance programs for the seasons from 1979/80 to 2004/05 (except 1981/82), as well as programs for various festivals at which the company performed; there are financial records and publicity materials such as brochures, posters, postcard, flyers and press releases; clippings; and a wide variety of video documentation on Beta, digital and VHS tapes as well as in photographs and slides.


  • 1979 - 2005

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Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright is retained by the copyright holders.

Historical Note

Jazzdance was founded in New York in 1979 by choreographer Daniel Buraczeski. The company moved to Minneapolis in 1989 and became one of the Twin Cities longest-running dance companies. Run primarily out of Buraczeski’s home, the nationally-touring company had nine members in its company at its height. Jazzdance closed in 2004.


16 boxes (24 cubic feet)


The collection contains printed publicity and marketing material, financial records, and video (beta and VHS tapes, photographs) documentation of performances.


The collection is organized into the following series:

  1. Programs
  2. Financial records
  3. Production materials
  4. Publicity
  5. Publications
  6. Posters
  7. AV materials

Physical Location

Mezzanine; High Bay; A-V Room


Jazzdance Records, covering the company’s full life from 1979-2004, were donated by Daniel Buraczeski in 2005.

Related Material

Additional materials about jazz dance in Minnesota can be found in the Zoe Sealy Papers (PA134).

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Madeleine Vasaly in 2006.

Jazzdance records
Jazzdance by Danny Buraczeski
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Collecting Area Details

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