Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Collection Data

The Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive includes 465 videos which provide a range of dance performances during its years of operation from 1965 to 2011.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965 - 2011 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Dance Theater Workshop
Dancers -- United States
Video recordings
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Biographical/historical: "Dance Theater Workshop (DTW) was a New York City performance space and service organization for dance companies that operated from 1965 to 2011. It was founded in 1965 in a Manhattan loft at 215 West 20th Street by Jeff Duncan, Art Bauman and Jack Moore as a choreographers' collective, in a performance space that accommodated 50 people. In addition to hosting performances, DTW organized shows in other theaters around the city,and received funding from the Dance Touring Program of the National Endowment for the Arts to take its “professional touring unit” on the road with programs of new work. From 1975-2003, DTW was led by David R. White, who was the organization's first employee in 1975 as it moved to 219 West 19th Street. Under White's leadership, DTW became one of the most influential contemporary performing arts centers and artist incubators in the United States and abroad, responsible for identifying and nurturing important dance and other performing artists, including: Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris, Susan Marshall, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Irwin, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, Donald Byrd and John Jasperse, among many others. In 2002 DTW opened the Doris Duke Performance Center, which contains the 192-seat Bessie Schönberg Theatre. In 2011, in large part because of financial pressures, DTW merged with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company to become New York Live Arts."
Type of Resource
Moving image
Other local Identifier: Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b74ce7d0-0d99-0131-0ed6-3c075448cc4b
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