The Rudy Perez archive consists of the papers, clippings, programs, books, videos, costumes and photographs from the work
of modern dance choreographer Rudy Perez (1929- ), currently based in Los Angeles.
Rudy Perez was born in Spanish Harlem and attended New York's High School of Music and Arts, where he studied piano and voice.
After graduating, he studied dance under Martha Graham, Mary Anthony, and Merce Cunningham, and was a frequent performer at
the Judson Dance Theatre. Perez founded the Rudy Perez Dance Theatre in 1967. From 1968-1978 Perez held the position of
artist-in-residence at Marymount Manhattan College and trained as a dance therapist. During this period, his works started
to take on a larger scale and he began using the term "performance art" to describe them. His company toured throughout the
United States, Germany, and Canada.
59 Linear Feet
59 boxes, 1 map case drawer
The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers
on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers
when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish,
quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
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