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Karp (Nancy) + Dancers Records
BANC MSS 2023/175  
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The collection contains a variety of analog and digital material related to the performances of dance company Nancy Karp + Dancers from approximately 1970-2020, including photographs, slides, reviews, programs, ephemera, choreography notes and notebooks, grant proposals. Also included is a range of audiovisual recordings of the company's rehearsals, performances, and music.
Nancy Karp + Dancers, a San Francisco dance company, was founded in 1980 by Nancy Karp, who has created more than 75 works for the company's dancers. The company is known particularly for its site-specific performance work, including performances commissioned for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum, and a commission for the Choreographers' Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens. Karp has received numerous grants and awards for her work, including the Bay Area Dance Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005, a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship (1995-96) to India, and dance company grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Rockefeller Foundation/MAP Fund.
14.25 linear feet (11 cartons, 1 box)
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