Ruth St. Denis
LADF Programs Overview
LADF’s current and past programs offer legacy-based services and resources for the dance community and the dancing-loving public.
Archivists Resource Group promotes collaborations between the artists/companies and the archivists/institutions to expand dance materials in libraries, and to increase access of materials for the public.
Trailblazers Exhibit assembles an evolving collection of DVDs and resource materials highlighting California’s dance makers.
Dance Collections Database (DCDb)
A free, online system matching dance professionals/companies with suitable institutions to house archive materials. Watch the introductory video explaining the matching process. LADF’s project partners are Dance Heritage Coalition and Arizona State University School of Dance.
American Repertory Dance Company (ARDC)
The former performance ensemble amassed 40+ reconstructions of rarely-seen masterworks for concert, arts learning and outreach settings.
Participants testing DCDb’s prototype at Baryshnikov Arts Center in 2012 were:
George Dorris, Ballet Hispanico, Trisha Brown Company, Bill T. Jones Dance Company, Streb, and Urban Bush Women.