Alberta Ballet Company

The Collections Management section is pleased to announce that a number of donations have been made available, including the records of the Alberta Ballet Company.

Donated to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 2012, these nearly 24 metres of administrative and operational records document the whole of the organizations development, and touch on a number of subjects relevant to art in the province: the history of Alberta Ballet (including merger with Calgary City Ballet and that organization’s history), the influence of artistic directors, ballet education & training, prominent productions, and the documentation of performing arts and intangible activities.

As well, the PAA will host a related gallery exhibit! Alberta Ballet & the Documentation of Performance will mark the 50th anniversary of Alberta Ballet, and will display records from PAA holdings that document the entirety of the company’s history including posters, programs, audiovisual recordings of performances, costume sketches, set designs, photographs, and textual records. The exhibit opens September 1 and is on display until December 17.