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Lillie Ronvo Collection of Dance and Music Materials, 1915-2002, bulk 1952-1991

Series I: Ballet Memorabilia, 1966-2002

Ballet Memorabilia contains Souvenir programs, playbills, and photographs of Ballet performances and dancers from the former Soviet Union, Cuba, American Ballet Theater, and Joffrey Ballet.

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Subseries I.1: Ballet Programs and Clippings, 1978-2002

Ballet Programs and Clippings includes souvenir programs and newspaper clippings from performances of ballet companies in New York. Most of the programs document visits of Soviet Union ballet companies—Kirov, Donetsk, and others—in 1982-1991, year of the Soviet Union's dissolution. More recent materials include Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theater, the Mariinsky Theater Ballet programs, as well as a profile program on Vladimir Vasiliev, former director of the Bolshoi Ballet, from 2000, when he was dismissed from the company.



Box 1 Folder 1 Donetsk Ballet, New York City Center, 1989 February, 1989


Box 1 Folder 2 Moscow Ballet (Gordeyev's Tour), Baltimore and Trenton, 1987 September -November, 1987


Box 1 Othello: American Ballet Theater, United States, 1997


Box 1 Swan Lake: American Ballet Theater, United States, 2001 May, 2001


Box 1 Ballet in Berlin, United States, 1978 July, 1978


Box 1 Ballet du Theatre Kirov de Leningrad, France, 1982 April, 1982


Box 1 Bolshoi Ballet (4), Russia, 1999/2000

(editions 1, 2, 3, 5)


Box 1 The Bolshoi Opera, United States, 1991 July, 1991


Box 1 Don Cossacks, United States, 1990 January, 1990

(Program with Playbill)


Box 1 The Georgian State Dance Company, United States, 1990 October, 1990

(item is in Carson-Brierly Dance Library Souvenir and House Program Collection, University of Denver, Colorado)


Box 1 The Mariinsky Theatre Ballet, United States, 2002


Box 1 Moiseyev Dance Company, United States, 1991 September, 1991

(including Radio City Playbill)


Box 1 The Rustavi Company, United States, 1990 April, 1990


Box 1 Stuttgart Ballet, United States, 1979 June, 1979

(forward written by Clive Barnes (1927-2008), renowned dance and theater critic for NY Times and NY Post)


Box 1 Vladimiar Vasiliev Profile Program, Russia, 2000

(Vasiliev (b. 1940) was director of the Bolshoi until 2000 when he heard of his dismissal on the radio)


Subseries I.2: Photographs, circa 1966-1992

Photographs includes numerous dated and undated photos, mostly of ballet performers from the former Soviet Union. The folders, arranged for the most part by company, include the Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet (which was later renamed the Mariinky Ballet), and Donetsk Ballet. Many of the photos are autographed by the dancers. Other folders include photos of the Cuban National Ballet from the 1960s and 1970s, Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and the Joffrey Ballet's revival of Nijinsky's choreography to Debussy'sL'Apres-midi d'un Faune,featuring Rudolf Nureyev's as the Faune. Photos were taken by photographers Nina Alovert, Petra Bober, Louis Peres, William Reilly, Susan Richelle, and others.



Box 5 Folder 1 Bolshoi Ballet, 1973-1979 undated, 1973-1979, undated

(including autographed photos)


Box 5 Folder 1 Bessmertnova, Tatiana


Box 5 Folder 1 Koslov, Leonid and wife Valentina


Box 5 Folder 1 Nureyev, Rudolph


Box 5 Folder 1 Vlasova, Ludmila


Box 5 Folder 1 and others


Box 5 Folder 2 Bolshoi Ballet, 1966 1973-1979 undated, 1966, 1973-1979, undated


Box 5 Folder 2 Plisteskaya, May a


Box 5 Folder 2 Vasiliev, Vladimir


Box 5 Folder 2 and others


Box 5 Folder 3 Bolshoi Ballet, 1987-1988 undated, 1987-1988, undated

(including autographed photos)


Box 5 Folder 3 Ananiashvili, Nina


Box 5 Folder 3 Baryshnikov, Mikhail


Box 5 Folder 3 Liepa, Andris


Box 5 Folder 3 Pcholkin, Vladimir



Box 7 Folder 1 Bolshoi Ballet, Color Photos, 1987


Box 7 Folder 1 Baryshnikov, Mikhail


Box 7 Folder 1 Liepa, Andris


Box 7 Folder 1 Vasiliev, Vladimir


Box 7 Folder 1 and others


Box 7 Folder 2 Bolshoi, 1987 July, 1987


Box 7 Folder 2 Khanashvili-Artyushkina, Alla


Box 7 Folder 2 Vetrov, Alexander


Box 7 Folder 2 and others


Box 7 Folder 3 Bolshoi, 1987 July, 1987


Box 7 Folder 3 Bylova, Maria


Box 7 Folder 3 Semizorova, Nina


Box 7 Folder 3 Vasyuchenko, Yuri


Box 7 Folder 3 and others


Box 7 Folder 4 Bolshoi, 1987 July, 1987


Box 7 Folder 4 Ananiashvili, Nina


Box 7 Folder 4 Gordeyev, Vyacheslav


Box 7 Folder 4 Semenyaka, Ludmila


Box 7 Folder 4 Vasiliev, Vladimir


Box 7 Folder 4 and others



Box 5 Folder 4 Kirov Ballet, undated

(including autographed photos)


Box 5 Folder 4 Asylmuratova, Altynai


Box 5 Folder 4 Ruzimatov, Farukh


Box 5 Folder 4 Zaklinsky, Konstantin


Box 5 Folder 5 Kirov Ballet, 1988-1989 undated, 1988-1989, undated

(including autographed photos)


Box 5 Folder 5 Asylmuratova, Altynai


Box 5 Folder 5 Korneev, Dmitri


Box 5 Folder 5 Makarova, Natalia


Box 5 Folder 5 Ruzimatov, Farukh


Box 5 Folder 5 Zaklinsky, Konstantin


Box 5 Folder 6 Kirov Ballet, 1987 undated

(including autographed photos)


Box 5 Folder 6 Asylmuratova, Altynai


Box 5 Folder 6 Ruzimatov, Farukh


Box 5 Folder 6 Terekhova, Tatiana


Box 5 Folder 6 Zaklinsky, Konstantin


Box 5 Folder 7 Kirov Ballet, undated


Box 5 Folder 7 Ivanova, Veronika


Box 5 Folder 7 Pankova, Elena



Box 7 Folder 5 Kirov Ballet, circa 1989 1992 undated, circa 1989, 1992 undated


Box 7 Folder 5 Asylmuratova, Altynai


Box 7 Folder 5 Korneev, Dmitri


Box 7 Folder 5 Ruzimatov, Farukh


Box 7 Folder 5 Zaklinsky, Konstantin


Box 7 Folder 5 Zelensky, Igor


Box 7 Folder 5 and others


Box 7 Folder 6 Korneev, Dmitri, 1989 undated

(including photo of son Nikita at age 2)


Box 7 Folder 7 Farukh Ruzimatov and Altynai Asylmuratova, 1988 July, 1988

(guests with ABT inLa Bayadere)


Box 7 Folder 8 Kirov Ballet, undated


Box 7 Folder 8 Asylmuratova, Altynai


Box 7 Folder 8 Korneev, Dmitri


Box 7 Folder 9 Donetsk Ballet, City Center, 1989 February, 1989


Box 7 Folder 9 Dorofeyevna, Inna


Box 7 Folder 9 Skirmantas, Petras


Box 7 Folder 9 and others



Box 5 Folder 8 Cuban Ballet, 1966 undated


Box 5 Folder 8 Alvarez, Cristina


Box 5 Folder 8 Araujo, Loipa


Box 5 Folder 8 Carreño, Lazaro


Box 5 Folder 8 Suarez, Rosario


Box 5 Folder 8 Williams, Andres


Box 5 Folder 8 and others


Box 5 Folder 9 Cuban Ballet, 1976 1978 undated, 1976, 1978 undated


Box 5 Folder 9 Alonso, Alicia


Box 5 Folder 9 Salgado, Orlando


Box 5 Folder 9 Suarez, Rosario


Box 5 Folder 9 and others



Box 7 Folder 12 Royal Danish Ballet, 1982


Box 7 Folder 13 Gala--Paris Opera Ballet, 1988

(including handwritten note with contents)


Box 7 Folder 13 Nureyev, Rudolf


Box 7 Folder 13 and others



Box 5 Folder 10 American Ballet Theater, 1971-1980 undated, 1971-1980, undated

(includes a newspaper clipping)


Box 5 Folder 10 Baryshnikov, Mikhail


Box 5 Folder 10 Bortoluzzi, Paolo


Box 5 Folder 10 Bruhn, Erik


Box 5 Folder 10 Bujones, Fernando


Box 5 Folder 10 Cragun, Richard


Box 5 Folder 10 D'Antuono, Eleanor


Box 5 Folder 10 Fracci, Carla


Box 5 Folder 10 Gregory, Cynthia


Box 5 Folder 10 Haydee, Marcia


Box 5 Folder 10 Kirkland, Gelsey


Box 5 Folder 10 Makarova, Natalia and husband Edward Karkar


Box 5 Folder 10 Morishita, Yoko


Box 5 Folder 10 Nagy, Ivan


Box 5 Folder 10 Nureyev, Rudolph


Box 5 Folder 10 Paredes, Marcos and wife Martha


Box 5 Folder 10 and others


Box 5 Folder 11 American Ballet Theater, undated


Box 5 Folder 11 Gregory, Cynthia


Box 5 Folder 11 and others


Box 5 Folder 12 American Ballet Theater, 1967 1975-1979 undated, 1967, 1975-1979, undated

(includes greeting cards with dancers' images and a newspaper clipping)


Box 5 Folder 12 Baryshnikov, Mikhail


Box 5 Folder 12 Gregory, Cynthia


Box 5 Folder 12 Nureyev, Rudolf



Box 7 Folder 10 American Ballet Theater, "Bayadera," 1978-1985 undated, 1978-1985, undated

(including newspaper clippings)


Box 7 Folder 10 Makarova, Natalia


Box 7 Folder 10 Plisetskaya, May a


Box 7 Folder 10 and others


Box 7 Folder 11 Gelvan--American Ballet Theater, Berlin Ballet, 1975-1980 undated, 1975-1980, undated


Box 7 Folder 11 Evdomikova, Eva


Box 7 Folder 11 Gelvan, Vladimir


Box 7 Folder 11 Hamel, Martine van


Box 7 Folder 11 Nureyev, Rudolf


Box 7 Folder 11 Panov, Valery and Galena


Box 7 Folder 11 Vasiliev, Vladimir


Box 7 Folder 11 and others



Box 5 Folder 13 Nureyev, Rudolf, 1973-1979 undated, 1973-1979, undated

(Homage to Diaghelev, Miscellaneous--head shots, etc. candid street shots, ABT, etc., Ballet News)


Box 5 Folder 13 Gehm, Charlene


Box 5 Folder 13 Nureyev, Rudolf


Box 5 Folder 13 and others


Box 5 Folder 14 Nureyev, "Faune", 1979

(Joffrey Ballet)


Box 5 Folder 14 Gehm, Charlene


Box 5 Folder 14 Nureyev, Rudolf


Box 5 Folder 14 and others


Box 5 Folder 15 Nureyev, "Faune," 1975-1980 undated, 1975-1980, undated

(Joffrey Ballet)


Box 5 Folder 15 Baryshnikov, Mikhail


Box 5 Folder 15 Gehm, Charlene


Box 5 Folder 15 Godunov, Alexander


Box 5 Folder 15 Nureyev, Rudolf


Box 5 Folder 15 and others


Box 5 Nureyev, Rudolf, 1979



Box 7 Folder 14 Extra pictures: Nureyev (Diaghelev), Cuban Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, 1979 1984 undated, 1979, 1984 undated

(including newspaper clipping on Amparo Brito)


Box 7 Folder 14 Brito, Amparo


Box 7 Folder 14 Godunov, Alexander


Box 7 Folder 14 Nureyev, Rudolf


Box 7 Folder 14 Suarez, Rosario


Box 7 Folder 14 Vlasova, Ludmila


Box 7 Folder 14 and others


Box 7 Folder 15 Choice Pictures, 1979-1980 undated, 1979-1980, undated


Box 7 Folder 15 Godunov, Alexander


Box 7 Folder 15 Nureyev, Rudolf


Box 7 Folder 15 and others


Box 7 Folder 16 New Pictures--Unsorted, 1975-1981 undated, 1975-1981, undated


Box 7 Folder 16 Baryshnikov, Mikhail


Box 7 Folder 16 Godunov, Alexander and Naomi


Box 7 Folder 16 Jaffe, Susan


Box 7 Folder 16 Kirkland, Gelsey


Box 7 Folder 16 Nureyev, Rudolf


Box 7 Folder 16 and others



Box 8 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Photos, 1979 undated


Box 8 Folder 1 Gordeyev, Vyacheslav


Box 8 Folder 1 Nureyev, Rudolf


Box 8 Folder 1 Pavlova, Nadia