Bethune Theatredanse records, 1957-2012

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Kress, 2016; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Finding aid last updated 16 December 2016.


Title: Bethune Theatredanse records
Collection number: 2304
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 44.8 linear ft. (17 document boxes, 36 record cartons, and 2 oversize flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1957-2012
Abstract: Materials related to the history and operations of the Bethune Theatredanse dance compnay, and its arts education program Infinite Dreams (formerly known as Dance Outreach), both founded by Zina Bethune. Includes administrative and fundraising records, clippings, photographs, and audio-visual materials documenting Bethune Theatredanse's multi-media productions as well as Dance Outreach activities.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Bethune Theatredanse

Restrictions on Access

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
Use of electronic format material requires special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To review these materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bethune Theatredanse Records (Collection 2304). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7992937 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sean Feeley and Ivy Bethune, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelly Kress.

Biography/History

Zina Bianca Bethune was born in New York City on February 17, 1945, the daughter of Ivy (Vigder) and William Charles Bethune. She started formal ballet training at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet at six years old. By the age of 14, Bethune was dancing with the New York City Ballet while simultaneously working as an actor, appearing in a variety of television series and movies. Alongside Harvey Keitel, she starred in Martin Scorsese’s first feature film, Who’s That Knocking at My Door, released in 1967. She also reached a wide audience via her role on the CBS TV series The Nurses from 1962-1965. Bethune continued her parallel acting and dancing careers the rest of her life, appearing in several television film and Broadway productions throughout the 1970s-1990s.
Dance became Bethune’s top priority however, and in 1979 she started Zina Bethune and Company, focusing on a traditional ballet repertoire. She moved to Los Angeles in 1979 and debuted her company as Bethune Ballet. By 1987 the company had evolved into Bethune Theatredanse, producing original multi-media performances often based on literature or film. Major productions included Mind’s Eye, Bird of Passage, Cradle of Fire, and Silent Roar.
Bethune endured a number of health problems from a young age, including scoliosis, lymphedema, and hip dysplasia. Determined to keep dancing, she underwent several surgeries and wore custom orthopedic tights the rest of her life in order to perform. Motivated by her own experience, she formed Dance Outreach, later known as Infinite Dreams, an arts education program for disabled children to learn and perform dance. Bethune and her staff taught classes and workshops throughout the Los Angeles area, and her students toured internationally and performed publicly at arts festivals and other venues, including the White House in 1989.
Zina Bethune was married to Sean Feeley for 42 years. She died in 2012 in an accident near Griffith Park in Los Angeles, when she stopped her car to help an injured animal. After her death, Infinite Dreams continued to hold classes and workshops under the name All-Abilities Dance until ceasing operations in 2015.

Scope and Content

Materials related to the history and operations of the Bethune Theatredanse dance company, and its arts education program Infinite Dreams, formerly known as Dance Outreach, both founded by Zina Bethune. Administrative series includes business records, promotional and publicity materials, programs, artist files, performance ideas, and participation in area events and festivals. Also includes some biographical information about founder Zina Bethune. Development and fundraising includes materials related to grants, benefits, outreach, and Bethune Theatredanse's involvement in the Los Angeles Theatre Center Cooperative. Production files consist of scripts, budgets, advertising, reviews, and other materials. Clippings document the activities of Zina Bethune, Bethune Theatredanse, and Dance Outreach. Photographs and audio-visual include Zina Bethune, Bethune Theatredanse dancers and productions, and Dance Outreach students and activities.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Administrative
  • Series 2. Development and Fundraising
  • Series 3. Production Files
  • Series 4. Clippings
  • Series 5. Photographs
  • Series 6. Audio-Visual

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bethune, Zina
Dance teachers--Archives.
Dance therapy
Dance--California--Archives.

Container List

 

Series 1: Administrative. 1979-2006.

Scope and Content

Materials related to the history and operations of Bethune Theatredanse and Dance Outreach, later known as Infinite Dreams. Includes promotional and publicity materials, programs, artist files, performance ideas, and participation in area events and festivals. Also includes some biographical information about founder Zina Bethune.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Use of electronic format material requires special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To review these materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 1, Folder 1

Zina Bethune - biography. ca. 1980-2000.

Box 1, Folder 2

Zina Bethune - resumes. 1980s-1990s.

Box 1, Folder 3

Zina Bethune - appearances and speaking engagements. 1985-2001.

Box 1, Folder 4

Zina Bethune - correspondence. undated.

Box 1, Folder 5

Zina Bethune and Company - promotional materials. ca. 1979.

Box 1, Folder 6

Zina Bethune and Company - programs. ca. 1980.

Box 1, Folder 7

Bethune Ballet - company profile. ca. 1982.

Box 1, Folder 8

Bethune Ballet - promotional materials. 1980-1987.

Box 1, Folder 9

Bethune Ballet - programs. 1980-1987.

Box 1, Folder 10

Bethune Ballet - logos and artwork. 1981.

Box 1, Folder 11

Bethune Ballet - events. 1982-1984.

Box 1, Folder 12

Bethune Ballet - Dance Lab proposal. ca. 1980s.

Box 58

Bethune Ballet - cloth banner. 1980s.

Box 1, Folder 13

Company history and mission. 1980s-1990.

Box 1, Folder 14

Promotional materials. 1990s-2000s.

Box 1, Folder 15

Logos and artwork. 1994.

Box 1, Folder 16

Graphics and artwork - CD-Rs. 2004 and undated.

Box 1, Folder 17

Letterheads. 1980s-2000s.

Box 1, Folder 18

Personnel and production lists. 1985, 1997-2001.

Box 1, Folder 19

Newsletters. 1980-2002.

Box 1, Folder 20

Press releases. 1983-1986.

Box 57, Folder 1-2

Pressbook. 1980-2010.

Box 1, Folder 21

Repertoire. 1995-1996.

Box 1, Folder 22

Potential ballets - stories. ca. 1981-1982.

Box 1, Folder 23

Potential ballets - notes and ideas. 1980s.

Box 2, Folder 1

Potential ballets - stories. 1988.

Box 2, Folder 2

Artist files. 1990-1996.

Box 57, Folder 4

Student artwork. 1980s.

Box 2, Folder 3

Dance Outreach Fan Club booklet. 1990s.

Box 2, Folder 4

Dance Outreach - information, promotional materials. 1995.

Box 2, Folder 5

Dance Outreach - teachers. 1986-1987, 1995.

Box 2, Folder 6

Dance Outreach - performances and appearances. 1988-2005.

Box 2, Folder 7

Dance Outreach - student certificates. 1980s.

Box 2, Folder 8

Dance Outreach - White House Visit. 1989.

Box 2, Folder 9

Infinite Dreams - registration. ca. 2000s.

Box 2, Folder 10

Los Angeles Dance Fair - registration and program. 1993.

Box 2, Folder 11

A Very Special Arts Festival - programs, flyers. 1984-1988, 2006.

Box 2, Folder 12

Dance Pool - programs, flyers. 1990.

Box 2, Folder 13

LA Arts Open House - programs. 1995, 1998.

Box 2, Folder 14

Other festivals and appearances - programs, flyers. 1985-2006.

Box 2, Folder 15

Awards and commendations. 1985-2006.

Box 55, Folder 1-2

Awards and commendations. 2001-2007.

Box 2, Folder 16

Loan agreements. 1990.

Box 2, Folder 17

Video waiver - Nutcracker. 1998.

Box 2, Folder 18

Employment advertising. 1997.

Box 2, Folder 19

Receipts. 1989-1990.

 

Series 2: Development and Fundraising. 1984-2002.

Scope and Content

Documentation of fundraising efforts for Bethune Theatredanse and Dance Outreach, later known as Infinite Dreams. Includes grant applications and contracts, outreach to potential supporters, and materials related to various benefit events, particularly Dreams Come True, the annual Dance Outreach fundraiser. Also included are materials related to Bethnune Theatredanse's participation in the Los Angeles Theatre Center Cooperative in the early 1990s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Use of electronic format material requires special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To review these materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 3, Folder 1

California Arts Council grant - contracts and invoices. 1994-1995.

Box 3, Folder 2

City of Los Angeles Cultural Grant program - applications. 1984-1986.

Box 3, Folder 3

City of Los Angeles Cultural Grant program - contracts and invoices. 1986-1987.

Box 3, Folder 4

City of Los Angeles Cultural Grant program - contracts and invoices. 1987-1988.

Box 3, Folder 5

City of Los Angeles Cultural Grant program - contracts and invoices. 1988-1989.

Box 3, Folder 6

City of Los Angeles Cultural Grant program - contracts and invoices. 1989-1990.

Box 3, Folder 7

County of Los Angeles grants - applications. 1985-1989.

Box 3, Folder 8

National State County grant - application. 1989.

Box 3, Folder 9

Los Angeles Theatre Center Cooperative - agendas and meeting minutes. 1992-1993.

Box 3, Folder 10

Los Angeles Theatre Center cooperative - correspondence. 1992-1993.

Box 3, Folder 11

Los Angeles Theatre Center cooperative - background. 1992.

Box 3, Folder 12

Los Angeles Theatre Center cooperative - proposal. 1992.

Box 3, Folder 13

Thank-you letters. 1988-1990.

Box 3, Folder 14

Letters of support - celebrity. 1980-1981.

Box 3, Folder 15

Letters of support. 1988-1991.

Box 3, Folder 16

La Cage aux Folles au Ballet: Salute to Bethune Ballet - invitations. 1983-1984.

Box 3, Folder 17

Dreams Come True - programs. 1984-1988.

Box 3, Folder 18

Dreams Come True - press. 1989-1990.

Box 3, Folder 19

Dreams Come True - supporter packets. 1990.

Box 3, Folder 20

Dreams Come True - venue contract. 1990.

Box 4, Folder 1

Dreams Come True - celebrity response. 1986-1989.

Box 4, Folder 2

Dreams Come True - celebrity response. 1990.

Box 4, Folder 3

Dreams Come True - planning. 1989-1990.

Box 4, Folder 4

Friendraiser benefit - artwork. 2000.

Box 58, Folder 1, Box 4, Folder 5

Other benefits - invitations and advertising. 1984-2002.

Box 4, Folder 6

Fundraising - Righteous Persons/Spielberg. 1994.

Box 4, Folder 7

Fundraising - Shambala/Tippi Hedren. 1995.

Box 4, Folder 8

Fundraising - Paramount Studios. 1994.

Box 4, Folder 9

Fundraising - Sony. 1994.

Box 4, Folder 10

Fundraising - Harpo Productions - Kate Forte. 1997.

Box 4, Folder 11

Fundraising - correspondence. 1984 and undated.

Box 4, Folder 12

Charity events - invitations and correspondence. 1997.

Box 4, Folder 13

Mailing lists - donors. 1991-1995.

Box 4, Folder 14

Mailing lists - dance schools. 1990s.

Box 4, Folder 15

Mailing lists - floppy discs. 1997.

Box 55-56

Mailing lists - computer printouts. 1991-1992.

 

Series 3: Production Files. 1987-2012.

Scope and Content

Materials related to Bethune Theatredanse productions, particularly Bird of Passage and Cradle of Fire. Includes scripts, contracts, casting information, budgets and expenses, advertising, artwork, reviews, and other documentation. Also scattered materials for Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo, Silent Roar, Tipperary, and other productions.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Use of electronic format material requires special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To review these materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
 

Subseries 1: Bird of Passage. 1989-1990.

Box 4, Folder 16

Outline/synopsis. 1989-1990.

Box 4, Folder 17

Script - first draft. 1989.

Box 4, Folder 18

Script - second draft. 1990.

Box 4, Folder 19

Script - third draft. 1990.

Box 4, Folder 20

Audition flyers. 1990.

Box 5, Folder 1

Cast. 1989.

Box 5, Folder 2

Contracts and performers. 1989-1990.

Box 5, Folder 3

Staff bios. ca. 1989.

Box 5, Folder 4

Artwork. 1990.

Box 5, Folder 5

Set design - drawings. ca. 1990.

Box 5, Folder 6

Budget. 1989-1990.

Box 5, Folder 7

Receipts. 1990.

Box 5, Folder 8

Requests for support. 1989.

Box 5, Folder 9

Correspondence from Robin McKee. 1990.

Box 5, Folder 10

Copyrights. 1989.

Box 5, Folder 11

Coronet Theatre agreement. 1990.

Box 5, Folder 12

Press releases. 1990.

Box 5, Folder 13

Schedules. 1989.

Box 5, Folder 14

Artistic inspiration. undated.

Box 5, Folder 15

Outreach correspondence. 1990.

Box 5, Folder 16

Reviews. 1990.

 

Subseries 2: Cradle of Fire. 1988-1995.

Box 5, Folder 17

Original video production contract. 1988.

Box 5, Folder 18

Synopsis/outline. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 19

First draft - manuscript. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 20

First draft. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 21

Second draft. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 22

Third draft. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 23

Text translations. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 24

Copyrights. 1994.

Box 5, Folder 25

Video treatment. 1995-1996.

Box 5, Folder 26

Casting submissions. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 27

Cast. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 28

Cast letters. 1994.

Box 5, Folder 29

Staff biographies. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 30

Press releases. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 31

Program artwork by Nova Graphic - floppy disc. 1993-1994.

Box 5, Folder 32

Program revisions. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 1

Advertising and contacts list. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 2

Relevant articles. 1994.

Box 6, Folder 3

CNN library tape sales. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 4

Technical requirements. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 5

American Film Institute grant application. 1994.

Box 6, Folder 6

Box office. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 7

Receipts. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 8

Final expense report. 1994.

Box 6, Folder 9

Budgets. 1994-1995.

Box 6, Folder 10

Pepperdine performance cancellation. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 11

Program artwork - Ken Lowell. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 12

Contracts - staff. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 13

Contracts - music and composition. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 14

Contracts - performers. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 15

Contracts - performers (Pepperdine shows). 1993.

Box 6, Folder 16

Contracts - Pepperdine rental. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 17

Contact sheets - staff and cast. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 18

Audition flyers. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 19

Insurance. 1993.

Box 6, Folder 20

Thank you letters. 1993-1994.

Box 6, Folder 21

Requests for support. 1993-1995.

Box 6, Folder 22

Los Angeles Theatre Center - grant narrative. 1995.

Box 7, Folder 1

Outreach correspondence. 1993-1994.

Box 58, Folder 1

Poster. 1994.

Box 7, Folder 2

Posters, posted. 1993.

Box 7, Folder 3

Advertising and flyers. 1993.

Box 7, Folder 4

Press and reviews. 1993.

 

Subseries 3: Other productions. 1986-2012.

Box 7, Folder 5

Frost and Fire - casting. 2002.

Box 7, Folder 6

Frost and Fire - advertising and artwork. 2002.

Box 7, Folder 7

Frost and Fire - flyer graphics and photos. 2007 and undated.

Box 7, Folder 8

Frost and Fire - press release and information. 2002.

Box 58, Folder 1

Frost and Fire - poster. 2002.

Box 7, Folder 9

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo - promotional materials. 1995.

Box 7, Folder 10

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo - reviews. 1995.

Box 7, Folder 11

Manvantara - promotional materials. 1996.

Box 7, Folder 12

The Manvantara Game - program. 1998.

Box 7, Folder 13

Mind's Eye - program. 1987-1988.

Box 7, Folder 14

Mind's Eye - promotional materials. 1987-1988.

Box 7, Folder 15

Mind's Eye - contracts. 1991.

Box 7, Folder 16

Sci-Fi Trilogy - story adaptations. ca. 1990s.

Box 7, Folder 17

Silent Roar - auditions. 2009.

Box 58, Folder 1

Silent Roar - poster. 2011.

Box 7, Folder 18

Silent Roar - original artwork poster on Syquest and Zip disc. undated.

Box 7, Folder 19

Silent Roar - promotional materials. 2009.

Box 57, Folder 3

Silent Roar - notebook. 2011.

Box 7, Folder 20

Silent Roar - reviews. 1997.

Box 8, Folder 1

Tipperary - casting. 1990.

Box 8, Folder 2

Tipperary - budget. 1990.

Box 8, Folder 3

Tipperary - script. 1990.

Box 8, Folder 4

Tipperary - correspondence - Dunaira Holding. 1990.

Box 8, Folder 5

Tipperary - staff and crew lists. 1990.

Box 8, Folder 6

Tipperary - contracts with Dunaira Holding. 1990.

Box 8, Folder 7

Tipperary - notes, schedules, issues. 1990.

Box 8, Folder 8

The Trial of St. Joan - synopsis. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 9

The Trial of St. Joan - artwork by Kathy Jacobi. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 10

The Trial of St. Joan - reviews. 1986.

 

Series 4: Clippings. 1979-2007.

Scope and Content

Newspaper clippings from a variety of Southern California sources documenting the activities of Zina Bethune, Bethune Theatredanse, and particularly Dance Outreach, later known as Infinite Dreams.
Box 8, Folder 11

Zina Bethune miscellaneous. 1979-1992.

Box 8, Folder 12

Dance Magazine - "The Magic of Clara". 1984.

Box 8, Folder 13

Verdugo Newspaper Group - A Special Art. 1984.

Box 8, Folder 14

Dance Outreach/Dreams Come True miscellaneous. 1984-1993.

Box 8, Folder 15

Los Angeles Times - "Dance Outreach Gives the Disabled a Leg Up". 1985.

Box 8, Folder 16

Los Angeles Times - Brown Bag Goes Highbrow. 1985.

Box 8, Folder 17

Los Angeles Herald Examiner - "The Trial of Saint Joan: This Choreographer Almost Lived It". 1985.

Box 8, Folder 18

Glendale Today - "Zina Bethune Reaches Out With Dance". 1985.

Box 8, Folder 19

The Hollywood Reporter: Off the Cuff. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 20

Drama-Logue - "Dance Outreach Program Continues". 1986.

Box 8, Folder 21

Los Angeles Times - Dance Outreach at Roxy. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 22

Childrens' Series to Feature Ballet. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 23

The Hollywood Reporter - Rambling Reporter. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 24

Los Angeles Times - "Arts Festival Gives Kids a Day to Shine". 1986.

Box 8, Folder 25

Going Hollywood - Dance Outreach. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 26

Tinseltown Go Round. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 27

Beverly Hills [213] - Dreams Come True. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 28

Movieline - Don't Let Me Lose This Dream. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 29

Variety - "Dance Outreach to Benefit From Dreams Fundraiser". 1986.

Box 8, Folder 30

L.A. Life - "Dance Outreach Benefit Reaches Out to Help Handicapped Youngsters". 1987.

Box 8, Folder 31

The Enterprise - "Dance, Video Share Palace Stage". 1987.

Box 8, Folder 32

Star News "Taking It One Big Step at a Time". 1987.

Box 8, Folder 33

Dance Teacher Now - "Zina Bethune: A Special Kind of Teaching". 1987.

Box 8, Folder 34

Inside Hollywood with David Galligan. 1987.

Box 8, Folder 35

Press-Telegram - "Dancing For Joy". 1987.

Box 8, Folder 36

Daily News - "Sidelined Dancer Shares Her Gift with Children". 1987.

Box 8, Folder 37

Daily Breeze - "Dance Outreach: Helping Kids Break Through Handicaps". 1987.

Box 9, Folder 1

Variety - "Dance is Common Language in Outreach's Trip to China. 1988.

Box 9, Folder 2

Camarillo Daily News - "Ballet to Perform for Local Student". 1988.

Box 9, Folder 3

Time of Your Life - "Dance Outreach Welcomes Seniors, Special Children". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 4

Los Angeles Times "When Dreams Come True at the Century Plaza". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 5

Daily News - "Cooking Up Benefit for Kicking Up Heels". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 6

Daily News - "Benefit Staged to Help Disabled Children Dance". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 7

Los Angeles Times - "For the Young Disabled, Studying Dance Can Be a Saving Grace". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 8

The Daily Report - "Allowing the Heart to Keep Dancing Despite Physical Hardships. 1989.

Box 9, Folder 9

Los Angeles Times - Valley Scene. 1989.

Box 9, Folder 10

China Reconstructs - "Zina Bethune: Teaching Disabled Children to Dance". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 11

Senior World of Los Angeles County - "Dance Class Emphasizes Ability". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 12

Variety - "Dance Outreach in the People's Republic of China". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 13

Variety - Bethune Theatredanse thank you for "From the Heart". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 14

The Hollywood Reporter - "TV Review: From the Heart". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 15

Variety - "Bethune TV Special Will Air on Sunday". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 16

Beverly Hills [213] - "Dreams Come True Gala". 1989.

Box 9, Folder 17

Zina Bethune - Grand Hotel performance. 1991.

Box 9, Folder 18

Daily News - LA Life: Adventurous Symbion Launches Multimedia Barrage. 1990.

Box 9, Folder 19

Press Telegram - "Baretta Softened by Kids at Dance". 1991.

Box 9, Folder 20

New York Newsday - "Doctors and Desire Put Her On Her Toes". 1991.

Box 9, Folder 21

Los Angeles Times - "Dance Puts Children On Their Toes". 1991.

Box 9, Folder 22

Anaheim Bulletin - "Disabled Dancers Learn By Doing". 1991.

Box 9, Folder 23

Independent - "Broadway Dancer Brings Smiles to Hope". 1991.

Box 9, Folder 24

The Buena Park News - "Students Escape Through Dance". 1991.

Box 9, Folder 25

The Orange County Register - "A Chance to Dance and Prance". 1991.

Box 9, Folder 26

The Orange County Register - "Circus Party Benefits Dancers". 1992.

Box 9, Folder 27

"Dancing as Fast as I Can". 1992.

Box 9, Folder 28

Woman's Own - "Disabled Ballerina Teaches Handicapped Kids to Dance". 1992.

Box 9, Folder 29

Los Angeles Times - "Benefit Under Big Top Aids Dance Outreach". 1992.

Box 9, Folder 30

Daily News - "High Stepping Goes High-Tech. 1992.

Box 9, Folder 31

Daily Pilot - "Everyone at Village Crean Loves a Circus". 1992.

Box 9, Folder 32

New Age Journal - "The Dancer Within". 1992.

Box 9, Folder 33

The Orange County Register - "Big-Top Event Helps Keep Kids Dancing". 1993.

Box 9, Folder 34

The Orange County Register - "Dancing as Fast as They Can". 1993.

Box 9, Folder 35

Family Circle - "Women Who Make a Difference". 1994.

Box 9, Folder 36

Hip Parade - "Participation is the Criteria". 1994.

Box 9, Folder 37

Los Angeles Times - "Who's That Knocking At My Door". 1995.

Box 9, Folder 38

San Gabriel Valley Weekly - "Tapping a Vast Potential". 1996.

Box 9, Folder 39

Los Angeles Times - "Nonprofits Win Disney Cash Prizes". 1996.

Box 9, Folder 40

Burbank Leader - "Women Who Make a Difference". 1997.

Box 9, Folder 41

The Orange County Register - "Inspired Footsteps". 1997.

Box 9, Folder 42

Burbank Leader - "Theatredanse Productions Shine to Create a Future". 1997.

Box 9, Folder 43

Los Angeles Times - "Congratulations to the LA Times Regional Award Winners. 1998.

Box 9, Folder 44

Los Angeles Times - Nutcracker press. 1998.

Box 9, Folder 45

Los Angeles Times - "Time Honors Volunteers for Helping". 1998.

Box 9, Folder 46

Los Angeles Times Orange County - "Shakin' it to the Limit". 1998.

Box 9, Folder 47

The Orange County Register - "Imagine That". 1998.

Box 9, Folder 48

Santa Ana News - "Russell and Zina at 22nd Very Special Arts Festival". 1998.

Box 9, Folder 49

Los Angeles Times - "Reaching New Heights". 1999.

Box 9, Folder 50

Dance Teacher - "Enabling Through Dance". 1999.

Box 9, Folder 51

Korean language article, possibly Nutcracker. ca. 2000.

Box 9, Folder 52

Good Housekeeping - "Profiles: Command Performance". 2000.

Box 9, Folder 53

Santa Barbara News-Press - "Spirit of Creative Dance Works Magic". 2001.

Box 9, Folder 54

Burbank Business Journal - "Now Appearing Our Newest Members!". 2004.

Box 9, Folder 55

Mountain News Newspaper - "Acclaimed Troupe to Perform at Peace Through Music". 2005.

Box 9, Folder 56

USA Today - "The Inaugural USA Today Hollywood Hero Award Honoring Zina Bethune". 2006.

Box 9, Folder 57

Giving You a Voice - Infinite Dreams. 2006.

Box 9, Folder 58

Tolucan Times - "Bethune II Troupe". 2007.

Box 9, Folder 59

Tolucan Times - "Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club Presents Check to BCR A Place To Grow". 2007.

Box 9, Folder 60

ValleyNews.com - "Kiwanis Donates to Dance Classes for Disabled". 2007.

Box 9, Folder 61

"Dancing With Heart". undated.

Box 9, Folder 62

"Zina Bethune Was Born to Dance - There's No Stopping Her". undated.

Box 57

Clipping book. 2010.

 

Series 5: Photographs. 1980-2010.

Scope and Content

Photographs of Zina Bethune, including headshots, dance poses, and photos with celebrity friends; Bethune Theatredanse company dancers and productions; and Dance Outreach (later known as Infinite Dreams) students, classes, and events.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Subseries 1: Zina Bethune, and Company dancers. 1970s-2008.

Scope and Content

Photographs of Zina Bethune, including headshots and dance poses; Bethune Theatredanse company dancers and productions; and Dance Outreach (later known as Infinite Dreams) students, classes, and events. Many images are available in print, slide, and negative formats.
Box 10, Folder 1

Zina Bethune - headshots. ca. 1970s.

Box 10, Folder 2

Zina Bethune - headshots. ca. 1980s.

Box 10, Folder 3

Zina Bethune - headshots. ca. 1991.

Box 10, Folder 4

Zina Bethune - headshots. 1992.

Box 10, Folder 5

Zina Bethune - headshot for resume. ca. 1990s.

Box 10, Folder 6

Zina Bethune - headshot. ca. 1992.

Box 10, Folder 7

Zina Bethune - headshots. 2000.

Box 10, Folder 8

Zina Bethune - headshots. ca. 2000s.

Box 10, Folder 9

Zina Bethune - headshots (CD-R). 2005.

Box 10, Folder 10

Zina Bethune - headshots (CD-R; Zip drive). 2003-2008.

Box 10, Folder 11

Zina Bethune - Italy headshots; historic photos (CD-Rs). undated.

Box 10, Folder 12

Zina Bethune - "The Nurses" images (photocopies). ca. 1962.

Box 10, Folder 13

Zina Bethune - TV appearance. 1983.

Box 10, Folder 14

Zina Bethune - dance pose. 1987.

Box 10, Folder 15, Box 55, Folder 5

Zina Bethune - dance pose. ca. 1980s.

Box 10, Folder 15

Zina Bethune - dance pose. ca. 1980s.

Box 10, Folder 16

Zina Bethune - dance pose with partner. ca. 1980s.

Box 10, Folder 17

Zina Bethune - dance pose with partner. ca. 1980s.

Box 10, Folder 18

Zina Bethune - performance. ca. 1980s.

Box 55, Folder 5, Box 10, Folder 19

Zina Bethune - dance performance with partners. ca. 1980s.

Box 10, Folder 20

Zina Bethune - Warner Center performance. 1987-1988.

Box 10, Folder 21

Zina Bethune - with Mikhail Baryshnikov. ca. 1970s.

Box 10, Folder 22

Zina Bethune - in Grand Hotel, the Musical (photocopies). 1989.

Box 10, Folder 23

Zina Bethune - promotional photo. 1987.

Box 10, Folder 24

Zina Bethune - with Sylvia Goulden. ca. 1990s.

Box 10, Folder 25

Zina Bethune - with Elliott Gould, Lee Meriwether. 1980s.

Box 55, Folder 3

Zina Bethune - at Shirley MacLaine tribute. 1987.

Box 10, Folder 26

Zina Bethune - with John Travolta, Shirley MacLaine. 1985.

Box 10, Folder 27

Zina Bethune - with Martin Landau and Marci Hannigan. 2000s.

Box 10, Folder 28

Zina Bethune - with Lee Meriwether and Marcy Hannigan. 2003.

Box 10, Folder 29

Zina Bethune - with celebrities. 1980s-1990s.

Box 10, Folder 30, Box 55, Folder 6

Company dancers. 1980s.

Box 10, Folder 31

Company dancers. ca. 1980s.

Box 10, Folder 32

Company dancers. 1987.

Box 10, Folder 33

Company dancers. ca. 1987.

Box 10, Folder 34

Company dancers - headshots (CD-R). 2008.

Box 10, Folder 35, Box 60

Bethune Theatredanse - pictures for slideshow. undated.

Box 61

Miscellaneous/unidentified.

 

Subseries 2: Productions. 1981-2007.

Box 11, Folder 1

American in Paris (negatives). ca. 1990s.

Box 11, Folder 2

American in Paris. ca. 2000s.

Box 11, Folder 3

American in Paris (contact sheets). ca. 2000s.

Box 11, Folder 4

Bird of Passage. ca. 1990.

Box 11, Folder 5

Bird of Passage (slides). ca. 1990.

Box 11, Folder 6

Bird of Passage (negatives, contact sheets). ca. 1990.

Box 11, Folder 7

Bird of Passage - opening night. 1990.

Box 11, Folder 8

The Collector. ca. 1980s.

Box 11, Folder 9

Cradle of Fire (slides and negatives). 1993.

Box 11, Folder 10

Cradle of Fire. 1993.

Box 11, Folder 11

Cradle of Fire. 1993.

Box 11, Folder 12

Fever a la Mode. ca. 1980s.

Box 11, Folder 13

Frost and Fire. 2002.

Box 11, Folder 14

Frost and Fire. 2002.

Box 11, Folder 15

Frost and Fire (negatives and contact sheets). 2002.

Box 11, Folder 16

Frost and Fire (negatives and contact sheets). 2002.

Box 11, Folder 17

Frost and Fire (CD-R). 2007.

Box 11, Folder 18

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo. ca. 1980s.

Box 11, Folder 19

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo (prints, negatives, contact sheets). ca. 1980s.

Box 11, Folder 20

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo (slides used in video). 1987.

Box 11, Folder 21

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo. ca. 1990s.

Box 11, Folder 22

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo. ca. 2000.

Box 11, Folder 23

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo. ca. 2000.

Box 12, Folder 1

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo. ca. 2000.

Box 12, Folder 2

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo. 2000.

Box 12, Folder 3

Liebslieder Waltzer. circa 1980s.

Box 12, Folder 4

Liebslieder Waltzer. circa 1980s.

Box 12, Folder 5

Liebslieder Waltzer. circa 1980s.

Box 12, Folder 6

Manvantara Game/American in Paris. 2003.

Box 12, Folder 7

Mind's Eye. 1987-1988.

Box 12, Folder 8

Mind's Eye. 1987-1988.

Box 12, Folder 9

Mind's Eye. 1987-1988.

Box 12, Folder 10

Mind's Eye. 1988.

Box 12, Folder 11

Roadside Attractions (slides, negatives). ca. 1987.

Box 12, Folder 12

Romeo and Juliet. 1981.

Box 12, Folder 13

Silent Roar (negatives and contact sheets). 1997.

Box 12, Folder 14

Silent Roar (negatives). 1997.

Box 12, Folder 15

Silent Roar. 1997.

Box 12, Folder 16

Silent Roar (photocopies). 1997.

Box 12, Folder 17

Silent Roar. 2009.

Box 55, Folder 4

Silent Roar (contact sheets). 1997.

Box 61

Silent Roar (CD). 1997.

Box 12, Folder 18

Swing Shift. ca. 1980s.

Box 12, Folder 19

The Trial of St. Joan. 1980s.

Box 12, Folder 20

Artwork - murals, graffiti (slides, negatives). ca. 1987.

Box 12, Folder 21

Artwork - set design (slides). ca. 1980s.

Box 12, Folder 22

Artwork - set design (slides). ca. 1980s.

Box 58, Folder 2

Artwork - set design. 1980s-1990s.

 

Subseries 3: Dance Outreach (Infinite Dreams). 1983-2009.

Box 13, Folder 1

Students - portraits. 2003.

Box 13, Folder 2

Students - portrait (negatives, contact sheets). 2003.

Box 13, Folder 3

Students - portraits (incl. CD-R). 2004.

Box 13, Folder 4

Students - portraits (incl. CD-R). 2004.

Box 13, Folder 5

Students - Lankershim Arts Center. 1999-2000.

Box 13, Folder 6

Students - group (negatives, contact sheets). 2003.

Box 13, Folder 7

Students - Sarah Anderson with Zina Bethune. 1990.

Box 13, Folder 8

Students - Sarah Anderson with Zina Bethune (slides). ca. 1980s.

Box 13, Folder 9

Students - Russell Bartel. 1999-2000.

Box 13, Folder 10

Students - Russell Bartel with Zina Bethune. 1999.

Box 13, Folder 11

Students - Lindsay Berkovitz with Zina Bethune. 1993.

Box 13, Folder 12

Students - Julissa La Farge with Zina Bethune. ca. 1990s.

Box 13, Folder 13

Students - Teal Sherer with Zina Bethune. 2008.

Box 13, Folder 14

Students - Hour Magazine appearance, Sarah Anderson and Zina Bethune. ca. 1990.

Box 13, Folder 15

Students - artwork (slides). 1984.

Box 13, Folder 16

Students - performances (CD-Rs). 2002-2003.

Box 13, Folder 17

Students - performances - Help Group. 1980s.

Box 13, Folder 18

Students - performances. ca. 1990s.

Box 13, Folder 19

Students - performance preparation with Sylvia Goulden. 1980s.

Box 14, Folder 1

Class visit - with Zina Bethune. 1980s.

Box 14, Folder 2

Class visit. ca. 1980s.

Box 14, Folder 3

Class visit. 1986.

Box 14, Folder 4

Class visit (negatives, contact sheets). 1991.

Box 14, Folder 5

Class visit. ca. 1990s.

Box 14, Folder 6

Class visit - Columbus School, with Zina Bethune. ca. 1980s.

Box 14, Folder 17

Class visit - Columbus School. 1984.

Box 14, Folder 8

Class visit - Columbus School, with Zina Bethune. 1984-1985.

Box 14, Folder 9

Class visit - Columbus School. 1987.

Box 14, Folder 10

Class visit - Verdugo Woodlands (slides). 1986.

Box 14, Folder 11

Lecture/demo. 1984-1985.

Box 14, Folder 12

Lecture/demo - Children's Museum. 1987.

Box 14, Folder 13

Lecture/demo - Verdugo Woodlands. 1985-1986.

Box 14, Folder 14

Master class. ca. 1986.

Box 14, Folder 15

Master class. 1992.

Box 15, Folder 1

Very Special Arts Festival (slides). 1983.

Box 15, Folder 2

Very Special Arts Festival. 1985.

Box 15, Folder 3

Very Special Arts Festival. 1985.

Box 15, Folder 4

Very Special Arts Festival. 1986.

Box 15, Folder 5

Very Special Arts Festival. 1987.

Box 15, Folder 6

Very Special Arts Festival. 1991.

Box 15, Folder 7

Very Special Arts Festival (slides). 1992.

Box 15, Folder 8

Very Special Arts Festival. 1993.

Box 15, Folder 9

Very Special Arts Festival. 2001.

Box 15, Folder 10

Very Special Arts Festival (CD-R). 2007, 2008.

Box 15, Folder 11

Very Special Arts Festival. 2009.

Box 15, Folder 12

Imagination Celebration. 2006.

Box 15, Folder 13

International Circus Day. 1993.

Box 15, Folder 14

Carpi, Italy trip (CD-R). 2003.

Box 16, Folder 1

Japan trip. 2000.

Box 16, Folder 2

Japan trip (slides). 2000.

Box 16, Folder 3

Japan trip (undeveloped film). 2000.

Box 16, Folder 4

Fundraiser - Gallerie Michael. 1986.

Box 16, Folder 5

Fundraiser - Odyssey Theatre. ca. 1980s.

Box 16, Folder 6

Fundraiser - Orange County Main Place. 1997-1998.

Box 16, Folder 7

Friendraiser - Lankershim Arts Center. 2000.

Box 16, Folder 8

Dreams Come True. 1980s.

Box 17, Folder 1

Dreams Come True. 1980s.

Box 17, Folder 2

Dreams Come True. 1985.

Box 17, Folder 3

Dreams Come True. 1986?.

Box 17, Folder 4

Dreams Come True. 1987.

Box 17, Folder 5

Dreams Come True. 1987.

Box 17, Folder 6

Dreams Come True. 1980s.

Box 17, Folder 7

Dreams Come True. 1980s.

Box 17, Folder 8

Dreams Come True. 1989.

Box 17, Folder 9

Dreams Come True (negatives, slides, contact sheets). 1989.

Box 17, Folder 10

Hollywood Hero Awards - still photos (CD-R). 2009.

Box 17, Folder 11

Hollywood Hero Awards - slideshow (CD-R). 2006.

Box 17, Folder 12

Santa Barbara Auxiliary celebration. 2001.

Box 17, Folder 13

Can Can Entertainment Group. 2002.

Box 17, Folder 14

Celebrity headshots. 1980s.

 

Series 6: Audio-Visual. 1957-2010.

Scope and Content

Primarily video footage of Bethune Theatredanse and Dance Outreach (later Infinite Dreams) productions and activities. Includes promos, performances, rehearsals, interviews, clips from television appearances, and tours. Also includes acting demos and footage for Zina Bethune and her mother, Ivy Bethune. Formats include VHS, U-Matic, Beta-SP, Mini DV, Hi-8, DVD, CD, and DAT. For a more detailed list, please consult collection folder.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
 

Infinite Dreams (formerly known as Dance Outreach). 1980-2010.

Box 18-19

Promos. 1987-2008.

Scope and Content

Promos for Dance Outreach and Infinite Dreams, featuring a variety of performances including "From the Heart," "The Mike and Maty Show," "The Dance Within" and several Telethon appearances. Includes masters, raw footage, and edits.
Box 19

From the Heart; Heart Dancing. 1987.

Scope and Content

Zina Bethune and Sarah Anderson performing "From the Heart" and "Heart Dancing." Includes footage from KCET California Stories and the NBC's Kennedy Center special.
Box 20-22

Classes. 1980s-2009.

Scope and Content

Documentation of Dance Outreach/Infinite Dreams classes and workshops at Los Angeles area schools and other locations.
Box 23-26

Performances. 1993-2010.

Scope and Content

Footage of Dance Outreach/Infinite Dreams performances, often featuring Zina Bethune with students, including Sarah Anderson, Russell Bartel, and Lindsay Berkovitz. Includes performances from the North Hollywood Festival, LA Open Arts, A Very Special Arts Festival, the Feather Awards, television shows, and others.
Box 26-28

Tours. 2000-2003.

Scope and Content

Performance and rehearsal footage from Infinite Dreams tours, including Italy, Japan, China, and Geneva, Switzerland.
Box 29-30

Broadcast. 1984-2000.

Scope and Content

Dance Outreach/Infinite Dreams footage from broadcast television, including excerpts from local newscasts and programs such as Great Day America and Good Day LA.
Box 31

Doctors for Dance Outreach. 1996.

Scope and Content

Edited and raw footage used to make promos featuring doctors interviews.
Box 32

Friendraiser. 1998-2000.

Scope and Content

Footage from the Infinite Dreams/Dance Outreach benefits known as Friendraisers.
Box 33

Very Special Arts Festival (VSAF). 1995-2009.

Scope and Content

Footage from Infinite Dreams/Dance Outreach participation in the Very Special Arts Festivals.
Box 34

Teacher/Dancer auditions. 1995-2009.

Scope and Content

Footage of Infinite Dreams/Dance Outreach teachers, including some audition tapes.
 

Bethune Theatredanse. 1980-2008.

Box 35-36

Promos. 1980-2008.

Scope and Content

A variety of promos for Bethune Ballet and Bethune Theatredanse, many from the early 1980s and featuring Zina Bethune's celebrity friends. Includes masters as well as edited and extended versions.
Box 37-38

Excerpts. 1988-2005.

Scope and Content

Short excerpts from various Bethune Theatredanse productions, including Galileo/Jupiter/Apollo, Mind's Eye, Silent Roar, Cradle of Fire, and American in Paris. Some tapes include Infinite Dreams/Dance Outreach footage as well.
Box 59-60

Bethune Ballet - early performances. 1981-1982.

Scope and Content

Master videotape and 16mm film of early Bethune Ballet performances. One marked Internal Footage from first Bethune Ballet performance at Embassy Theatre. 16mm film is "The American" and "The Collector."
Box 38

An American in Paris. 1998-2000.

Scope and Content

Rehearsal and performance footage. Includes masters, multiple camera angles, and music.
Box 39

Ballets. 1980-1990.

Scope and Content

Footage of early Bethune Ballet/Bethune Theatredanse performances, including Romeo & Juliet, The Trial of St. Joan, Don Quixote, Leibesleider Walzer, Somewhere in Time, and Bird of Passage.
Box 40

Cradle of Fire. 1993-2000.

Scope and Content

Footage of Bethune Theatredanse original production that tells the story of two teenagers, one living in Nazi Germany and the other on the streets of 1990s Los Angeles. Includes promos, excerpts, and masters.
Box 41-43, Box 61

Frost and Fire. 2000-2007.

Scope and Content

Footage of Bethune Theatredanse adaptation of Ray Bradbury's short story about a planet where a human's lifespan is only eight days. Includes promos, scene excerpts, rehearsals, and full performances from multiple camera angles. CD/DVD copies are in Box 60.
Box 44-45

Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo. 1987-1999.

Scope and Content

Footage of Bethune Theatredanse's multimedia exploration into science fiction and technology, inspired by John Wehrle's Los Angeles mural of the same name. Includes audio files, music, excerpts, and performances for LA Open Arts, Dance Roots, and others.
Box 46

The Manvantara Game. 1996-1998.

Scope and Content

Footage of Bethune Theatredanse's multimedia exploration of Shamanism in the past, present, and future. Primarily multiple camera footage of original performances at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
Box 47

Mind's Eye. 1988.

Scope and Content

Footage of Bethune Theatredanse's production based on the C.S. Lewis science fiction story Perelandra. Includes promos, raw footage, and performances.
Box 48

Silent Roar. 1997.

Scope and Content

Footage of Bethune Theatredanse multimedia production based on the journey of a gray whale. Includes promos, multiple camera angles, and masters.
Box 61

Music. 1970s-1980s.

Scope and Content

Reel-to-reels, 45rpm discs, and a cassette, mostly unidentified but may contain music for older productions.
Box 49-51

Other. 1957-2006.

Box 49-51, Box 59

Zina Bethune. 1957-2006.

Scope and Content

Footage of Zina Bethune. Includes acting demo as well as copies of her performances in Who's That Knocking at My Door, and a variety of TV shows throughout the 1960s-1980s. Also includes the 1957 broadcast of The Nutcracker, in which she played the part of Clara; documentation of her efforts to walk after surgery; and appearances in interviews and award shows.
Box 52

Dancer/Choreographer demos. 1990s-2000.

Scope and Content

Names include Gene Bua, Twyla Tharp, Morawski, Randy Allaire, Ann Marie Melendez, Karina del Mar, Janice Cronkhite, Jina, Stephanie Lightburn, Marnie Baker, Leyda Sol Garcia, Lisa Street, Charles David Anderson, Lisa Goldin, Natalie Bowers, Amelia Kinkade, Michael Massucci, and 3 Hip Hop dancers.
Box 53

Disability organizations/other dance groups. 1993-2002.

Scope and Content

Promotional material from Wheels for Humanity, Lymphatic Research Foundation, Youth Leadership Forum, Rife Technology, and Tod Hillman-Strong Productions. Performances by Tobinworld, LA Chamber Ballet, and Heidelberger Ballet.
Box 53

Stockholders meeting. 1999.

Scope and Content

5 tapes featuring interviews with Zina Bethune and Dr. Charles Engh.
Box 54

Ivy Bethune. 1989-1993.

Scope and Content

Demo reels and copies of Ivy Bethune's various TV appearances.
Box 54

Unidentified VHS. undated.

Box 61

Unidentified CD/DVD.