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Janice Ross Papers
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Description
As of the March 2012, Janice Ross works at Stanford University as a Professor in the Drama Department and Director of the Dance Division at Stanford University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley. Following that, she received her Master of Arts degree in 1975 from Stanford University, from where she would later receive her doctoral degree in 1998. She served President of the International Society of Dance History Scholars and a 2010-2011 Fulbright Fellow to Israel. A prolific writer and dance critic, Ross has also written three books on dance and published multiple essays in various anthologies. She wrote for The Oakland Tribune for ten years as the staff dance critic and regularly contributed to Dance Magazine. This collection documents her writing career from 1974 to 2004, including writings as a graduate student, clippings and drafts of articles, reviews, and commentaries, as well as correspondence, programs, notes, photographs, and other miscellaneous memorabilia.
Background
As of the March 2012, Janice Ross works at Stanford University as a Professor in the Drama Department and Director of the Dance Division at Stanford University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley. Following that, she received her Master of Arts degree in 1975 from Stanford University, from where she would later receive her doctoral degree in 1998. Ross's other accolades and awards consist of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships, Jacobs' Pillow Research Fellowship, as well as research grants from the Iris Litt Fund of the Clayman Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She served President of the International Society of Dance History Scholars and a 2010-2011 Fulbright Fellow to Israel. A prolific writer and dance critic, Ross has written three books, Anna Halprin: Experience as Dance (University of California Press, 2007), winner of a de la Torre Bueno Award 2008 Special Citation, San Francisco Ballet at 75 (Chronicle Books, 2007) and Moving Lessons: The Beginning of Dance in American Education, (University of Wisconsin, 2001), published essays on dance in multiple anthologies such as Dignity in Motion: Dance, Human Rights and Social Justice, edited by Naomi Jackson (Scarecrow Press, 2008), Perspectives on Israeli and Jewish Dance, edited by Judith Brin Ingber, (Wayne State University Press, 2008), for The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counter-culture and the Avant-Garde, Performance and Ritual, edited by Mark Franco (Routledge 2007), Everything Was Possible (Re) Inventing Dance in the 1960s, edited by Sally Banes (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003), "Improvisation as Child's Play," in Caught by Surprise: Essays on Art and Improvisation, edited by Ann Cooper Albright and David Gere (Wesleyan University Press, 2003). She wrote for The Oakland Tribune for ten years as the staff dance critic and regularly contributed to Dance Magazine. Other publications featuring Ross's writings include The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times among several others.
Extent
26 Boxes. 26 linear feet.
Restrictions
Reproduction of these materials can occur only if the copying falls within the provisions of the doctrine of fair use. Copyright varies by item.
Availability
Entire Collection is open for research.