Administrative files and publicity material of the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund.
Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Archive
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 1701 D25
- Dates of Creation1981-2001
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description8 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund was established in 1984 to support and promote innovative choreographers and dance writers in Britain, Europe and America. Bonnie Bird was a member of the original Martha Graham Dance Company, becoming one of the first recognised teachers of the Graham technique. She taught many dance luminaries, including Merce Cunningham. On the occasion of Bonnie Bird's 70th birthday, friends and colleagues gave donations to mark her 50-year involvement in dance. She used these monies to establish the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund. The Fund aims to encourage the development of choreographers and dance writers in the early stages of their careers. Each year the fund offers up to 6 different awards across 3 categories. Previous winners include Mark Baldwin, Matthew Bourne, Ben Wright, Maresa von Stockert, Lea Anderson, Liz Aggis, Darren Johnson and Rosemary Lee.
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Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund administrator.
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Description compiled by Jane Fowler, Archivist, Laban.
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Duplicates have been weeded.
The records of the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund have been transferred into the Laban Library and Archive by the administrator of the Fund.
Occasional accruals on an ad hoc basis.