Ballet of the Dolls records
Scope and Content Note
Collection includes production records, photographs, publicity, a large collection of posters, and some administrative records. The collection also includes a costume headpiece, as well as some costume designs.
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Collection is available for use in the Andersen Library Reading Room.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright is retained by the copyright holders.
The Ballet of the Dolls was a Minneapolis-based dance company established in 1986 by Myron Johnson. The company was known for its original works, or reimaginings of classic works such as Giselle and The Nutcracker. In 2006, Ballet of the Dolls moved into the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis. The company continued to be the primary tenant of the Ritz Theater until 2014 when founding artistic direct Myron Johnson announced an indefinite hiatus. One of the Dolls' most well-known works, The Nutcracker (not so) Suite, has been staged by James Sewell Ballet of Minneapolis, and is the only work by Ballet of the Dolls to be re-created for another company.
14 Linear Feet (11 boxes (5 record cartons, 4 flat boxes, 2 drawings boxes))
Collection includes records from the Minneapolis-based dance company, The Ballet of the Dolls.
Collection is arranged in the following series:
Collection was donated to the Performing Arts Archives by Stephanie Fellner in 2017.
Collection was processed by Joanne Gordon in 2017.
- Ballet Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Costume design Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Dance companies -- Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Theater Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Theatrical posters Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ballet of the Dolls records
- Kathryn Hujda
- December 2017
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