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At a Glance
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 20 years of audio recordings from the Taliesin Music and Dance Festival and other dance performances by the Taliesin Fellowship. The collection contains both the festival and rehearsal recordings dated from 1957 to 1977. The majority of the music was composed by Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, and performed as dances choregraphed by Iovanna Lloyd Wright.
Part of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. All original copies of audio / moving image media are closed. Email email@example.com for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.
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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : Taliesin Festival of Music & Dance audio recordings, 1957-1977. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
This finding aid was created by Shelley Hayreh in 2020 using legacy descriptive data from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The annual Taliesin Festivals of Music and Dance began in 1957 after the compeltion of the Pavilion at Taliesin West. Performances were choregraphed by Iovanna Lloyd Wright and were performed to music composed by Olgivanna Lloyd Wright. The cast was made up of members of the Taliesin Fellowship. Early performances were heavily inspired by Georges Gurdjieff's exercises and dances.