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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives: Taliesin Festival of Music & Dance audio recordings, 1957-1977

Summary Information

Abstract

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. The collection consists of 20 years of audio recordings from the Taliesin Music and Dance Festival and other dance performances by the Taliesin Fellowship.

At a Glance

Bib ID 15172824 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Taliesin Fellowship ; Wright, Olgivanna Lloyd ; Wright, Iovanna Lloyd
Title Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives: Taliesin Festival of Music & Dance audio recordings, 1957-1977
Physical Description 236 open reel audiotapes
Language(s) English .
Access

Collection temporarily unavailable for use due to digitization; expected availability Spring 2021. For further information, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Description

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.

General

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

Collection temporarily unavailable for use due to digitization; expected availability Spring 2021. For further information, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

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.

In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

This finding aid was created by Shelley Hayreh in 2020 using legacy descriptive data from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Sound recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Dance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dance music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch, 1872-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music -- Performance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taliesin (Spring Green, Wis.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.