Suzanne Farrell
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

The Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) has just launched "Artist-Driven Archives," a new blog advancing a vision of archives as a vital component of dance-making, and recently named the 2014 recipients of Fellowships in Dance Preservation and Archives for master's degree students, supported by a generous three-year grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Read More...




  • Artist's Legacy Toolkit


    The Artist's Legacy Toolkit is Now Available to help you preserve your legacy.
    Above: Image of an exhibit of recent acquisitions to the dance collections, reproduced by Nicole Topich at the Library of Congress Performing Arts Division.

  • Dance Collections Database

    The Dance Collections Database connects artists and archives. Register to find a home for your materials.
    Above: Jacques d'Amboise in George Balanchine's Stars and Stripes. Photograph by Gjon Mili.

  • 113 Dance Treasures


    America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures is now an online exhibition with 12 new treasures.
    Above: Sophie Maslow in her 1942 work Folksay. Photograph from the archives of the American Dance Festival.


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