Suzanne Farrell
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • The DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Lew Christensen
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • The DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Verne and Irene Castle
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • The DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Hip-Hop
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • The DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
The Nutcracker
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • The DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Jack Cole, Florence Lessing
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • The DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • The DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Busby Berkeley
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • The DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.

Treasures:

  • Suzanne Farrell
  • Lew Christensen
  • Verne and Irene Castle
  • Hip-Hop
  • The Nutcracker
  • Jack Cole, Florence Lessing
  • American Bandstand
  • Busby Berkeley

What's New at the Dance Heritage Coalition

Dance Heritage Coalition Names 12 New Dance Treasures to List of 100
Twelve distinguished dance figures join the Dance Heritage Coalition's list of "America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures." These new honorees were nominated by a national survey and vote in 2012 and were confirmed by the Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) Board of Directors. The 12 figures are celebrated online along with the initial list of 100 in an Online Exhibition of Dance Treasures, through a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  • Featured Collection

    The Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress documents the extraordinary journey of a woman who changed American modern dance. Above: Katherine Dunham in "Rara Tonga"

  • 100 Dance Treasures

    America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures: the First 100 is intended to heighten public interest in the richness of America's dance heritage and the to preserve it for future generations. Above: Merce Cunningham in "Antic Meet"

  • Featured Finding Aid

    The finding aid to the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives provides a detailed description of the multi-format archival materials that document the ongoing history of the festival. Above: Ted Shawn Theater, Jacob's Pillow


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