Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Archive

Scope and Content

Administrative files and publicity material of the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund.

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.


Files have not yet been sorted into series.

Access Information

Temporarily closed to the public.

Acquisition Information

Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund administrator.

Other Finding Aids

Box lists for this collection are available to search on the Laban Archive catalogue

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jane Fowler, Archivist, Laban.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies can be made according to copyright law and depending on the condition of the documents. Please consult the Archivist.

Appraisal Information

Duplicates have been weeded.

Custodial History

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.

Related Material

Further information about the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund can be found in the Bonnie Bird Collection and the Laban Centre Archive, held in the Laban Archive.