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Identifier: WH2075


The bulk of the collection contains administrative records, awards, audio-visual materials, clippings, correspondence, costume designs, fund raising materials, photographs, programs, publicity materials, and a scrapbook generated during David Taylor's tenure as Artistic Director of the David Taylor Dance Theatre. Similar materials detail the operation of the company's ballet school (1977-2006).

Additional programs and posters documenting Taylor's second company: Zikr Dance Ensemble (2009-2012) are included.

Please note that some financial and fund raising files have been restricted until 2030 and are not open for research.


The series contains a sampling of administrative and operational files: board of director's minutes and agendas, financial records, production notes, marketing materials, press kits, and touring schedules for the company. Unfortunately, many of the early administrative records for the company and ballet school have been discarded and are no longer available.

Some financial and fund raising files have been restricted until 2030 and are not open for research.


The series contains copies of performance programs, reviews, clippings, and print publicity materials such as hand bills, season brochures, and flyers for repertory seasons presented between the company's founding season (1979-1980), until David Taylor stepped down as acting Artistic Director during the company's 28th season (2006-2007). Although rehearsals began in the fall of 1979, the company's inaugural performance was not given until February 23, 1980 at Battle Mountain High School in Vail, Colorado. Materials are arranged chronologically by season, which traditionally ran from late summer through late spring. Additional files with some materials related to the company's 31st and 32nd seasons are included (2009-2011).

David Taylor's involvement with the Christmas holiday ballet the Nutcracker began in 1985 when he provided the choreography and dancers for the Snow Scene for Pueblo Ballet's version. The following year Taylor, in conjunction with other staff members, choreographed and staged his company's first full length version of the Nutcracker. Over the years, DTDT's version of the ballet has gone through a number of different choreographic, scenery, and costume changes, and continues to be a popular holiday event. Nutcracker files contain programs, publicity materials, clippings, and reviews. The materials are arranged chronologically beginning with the Pueblo Ballet production in 1985. File folders then chronicle the first DTDT Nutcracker in 1986 until the company's 20th annual presentation in 2005.

Incomplete David Taylor Dance Theatre performance chronologies, repertoire lists, and files on other dance companies presented by the company follow with additional programs and posters documenting Taylor's second company, Zikr Dance Ensemble (2009-2012) complete the series.


The series contains assorted brochures, clippings, recital programs, advertisements, operations manual, and other materials concerning the various school locations and their operations.

David Taylor established two dance schools in Black Hawk (1977), and Georgetown, Colorado (1977-1979). Both schools existed for brief periods of time before he founded the David Taylor Dance Theatre in 1979. In the fall of 1982, he opened the David Taylor Dance Theatre School at East 2nd Avenue and Grant Street, Denver, Colorado. This location, as well as future schools also provided rehearsal and office space for the DTDT company. The school and company operations moved to the Loretto Heights-Teikyo University, 3001 South Federal Boulevard Denver, Colorado (1988-1990), before moving further south to 2539 Main Street, Littleton, Colorado (August,1990-2002). In September 2002, the school became part of the Englewood City complex on the site of the former shopping center known as Cinderella City at 3435 South Inca Street. Due to the economy and other financial considerations the school closed in the fall of 2004 and the students were dispersed to other dance schools. After that, for a brief period of time, facilities at the Ascot Ballet Academy within the Ascot Dinner Theatre Complex at 9136 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton provided some operational, and studio space.

SERIES 4 AWARDS 1987-2003 BOX 4

The series documents some of the awards received by David Taylor and the David Taylor Dance Theater over the years including the Governor's Excellence in the Arts award (1987).

SERIES 5 AUDIO-VISUAL 1983-2005, n.d. AVBOX 1-2

The series contains a sampling of video tapes of rehearsal and performances given by the David Taylor Dance Theater. Additional materials include some administrative records in electronic format.

SERIES 6 OVERSIZE 1982-2012, n.d. OVBOX 1, OVFF 1

The series contains an assortment of posters advertising performances given by the David Taylor Dance Theatre in Colorado and on tour outside of the state (1983-2009, n.d.). Additional posters document the second and third seasons (2010-2012) of Taylor's second company, Zikr Dance Ensemble a.k.a. Zikr Sacred Dance Ensemble

A single scrapbook documents the company's first two seasons with photographs, clippings, and other related ephemera (May 1980-December 1981). Costume designs by artist George Peters for the 1st and 2nd acts of the Nutcracker (October 1991, n.d.) are also included.


The series contains photographs of ballets performed by the company, company dancers, and guest artists. The photos are arranged alphabetically within each sub-series. Additional photos of David Taylor as a dancer, choreographer and artistic director follow. The series ends with photographs generated at the various ballet schools operated by Taylor in Denver, Littleton, and Englewood.


  • 1977-2012


The collection is open for research, but access to some to financial and fund raising materials has been restricted until 2030.


The David Taylor Dance Theatre records are the physical property of the Denver Public Library.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.


David Lee Taylor was born in Chester, England in 1948, the son of an American Naval Officer and an English mother. He moved to Long Island, New York soon after he was born. A graduate of Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York (1965), he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Denver (1969). In 1969, Taylor traveled to London, England to study with a Gurdjieff group at the Gurdjieff Society to participate in the exercises, teaching methods, and sacred movement classes in preparation for learning the Gurdjieff movements. The movements are a repertoire of ancient and sacred dances and esoteric movements gathered at the end of the 19th century from closed communities, temples, and monasteries in the Near and Middle East and Asia by the esoteric philosopher, George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (1866?-1949). Unfortunately, after a year's time, Taylor was unable to continue with his studies and was forced to return to the U.S. Nevertheless many of the movements and spiritual inspirations found in his subsequent works derived from this experience. Much later, when he discovered that local Gurdjieff groups had been established in the Metro-Denver area, Taylor learned some of the “obligatory” movements. Upon his return to Denver, Colorado in 1970, Taylor met the dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Richard Denny. Denny became a spiritual advisor to Taylor and it was through his encouragement that Taylor began to study ballet. Through Denny's company, Ballet Now, Taylor began to choreograph and present his first ballets. Taylor began his own dancing career with the Denver Opera Foundation performances at Cheesman Park (1969, 1970), and with Colorado Concert Ballet (1972-1974), known now as Colorado Ballet, and as a principal dancer with Ballet Now (1976-1979). During this period he was also involved as a composer and keyboardist with the classical rock group, Moore of Taylor-Jones, also known as Devasymphonique.

David Taylor’s first choreographic work Cathedral set to the music of Claude Debussy was premiered in 1976 by Richard Denny's Ballet Now company. Taylor continued to choreograph ballets such as La Valse des Rêves (1977) and Alexander Glazounov's, The Seasons (1978), for the students of his ballet schools in Georgetown and Black Hawk, Colorado. He subsequently founded his own dance company, David Taylor Dance Theatre (a.k.a. DTDT), in the fall of 1979 with the premiere performance at Battle Mountain High School, Vail, Colorado on February 23, 1980. As the company's Artistic Director from 1979-2006, Taylor provided much of the choreography for works performed by the company. These include the well known and nationally recognized productions of Romeo and Juliet Rocks! (2004), and Rainforest (1995). The company also began presenting the popular holiday ballet, Nutcracker in 1986. The revised version of the ballet produced in 1991, with sets and costumes by the artist George Peters, also received much acclaim. In Fall 2006, David Taylor stepped down as acting Artistic Director becoming Artistic Director Emeritus, a position he held until the end of the David Taylor Dance Theatre's 32nd season (2010-2011). On October 6, 2011, the company's board of directors and current Artistic Director, James Wallace, announced the merger of the David Taylor Dance Theatre with the DawsonDanceSF company based in San Francisco, California. The merger created a new dance company known as the Dawson/Wallace Dance Project.

During his tenure as Artistic Director, Taylor and the David Taylor Dance Theatre received three National Endowment for the Arts grant awards, the City and County of Denver’s first Individual Artist Fellowship award for dance, and the State of Colorado’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (1997). Taylor has been commissioned to create ballets for Opera Colorado, Colorado Symphony, Denver Chamber Orchestra, Up Close and Musical Ensemble, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Colorado Wind Ensemble. He also created works for the Dayton Ballet, Dayton, Ohio; the Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo, Texas; Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet; and the Canyon Concert Ballet in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition, Taylor has served as a board member for the Mayor’s Commission on Cultural Affairs, as the vice president for the Colorado Dance Alliance, and as a peer panel member for the Colorado Council on the Arts.

On September 6, 2009 at the Brooks Center for Spirituality, Denver, Colorado, David Taylor presented the premiere preview performance of a new dance company called, Zikr Sacred Dance Ensemble. The company offers "...a spectrum of works that are based on transcendent dance rituals from many different ancient world cultures along with original and contemporary dance/theatre realizations." With the second season (2010-2011), the company's name was shortened to Zikr Dance Ensemble.


The following chronological list of works presented by the company, junior company and school of the David Taylor Dance Theatre (1980-2006) should not be considered complete, but is compiled from the best sources available. The majority of the works listed were choreographed by David Taylor. Works by other choreographers, such as Glen Tetley, Jim Clouser, James Moulton, Bruce Marks, etc., are also noted, as are the names of individuals responsible for staging ballets by deceased and/or living choreographers. Some earlier works created for David Taylor's ballet schools in Black Hawk and Georgetown, Colorado as well as those created for Richard Denny's Ballet Now company are also listed. Ballets created prior to the 1979-1980 inaugural season of the David Taylor Dance Theatre list the date the work was first performed by the company with the original year of creation in parenthesis next to the title.

Date Premiered Title Choreographer Composer
May 14, 1977 La Valse des Rêves (a.k.a. Dream Waltz) David Taylor Serge Prokoviev
June 17, 1978 The Seasons David Taylor Alexander Glazounov
February 23, 1980 Aegis David Taylor Alan Hovaness, Oregon
February 23, 1980 Cathedral (1976) David Taylor Claude Debussy
February 23, 1980 Czardas (1976) Carin Higgins Tchaikovsky
February 23, 1980 I Believe its Magic (1979) David Taylor Kathy DeFrancis
February 23, 1980 Nous Sommes du Soleil (1979) David Taylor Starcastle, Yes
February 23, 1980 Olympiad '80 David Taylor Vaughn Williams
February 23, 1980 Peasant Pas de Deux from Giselle Perrot, Coralli (staged by Michelle O'Bryan) Adolph Adam
1980 Irelandaise Lynelle Mossholder Bolling
1980 Pas de Deux from Brigadoon David Taylor, Diane Page Frederick Loewe
April 12, 1981 Brahms Rapsody Op. 79 No. 2 in G minor David Taylor Johannes Brahms
April 12, 1981 Huapango Enrique Martinez (staged by Michelle O'Bryan) Pablo Moncayo
April 12, 1981 Pas de Deux from Flower Festival in Genzano Auguste Bournonville (staged by William Earl) Eduard Helsted
1981 Les Patineurs Frederick Ashton (staged by David Taylor, Michelle O’Bryan) Giacomo Meyerbeer
1981? Siren David Taylor Robert Fripp
May 15, 1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream David Taylor Felix Mendelssohn
September 25, 1982 Mars Suite Lynelle Mossholder Tomita
September 25, 1982 Wind Song David Taylor Tournier
January 14, 1983 Fawn-ing Lenny Williams Debussy, Traditional, King Crimson
January 14, 1983 Grand pas Classique Victor Gsovsky (staged by Vane Vest) Daniel Auber
January 14, 1983 Third Force David Taylor Brian Eno, Withold Lutoslawski
June 17, 1983 Endgame David Taylor Franz Liszt
June 17, 1983 The Last Waltz of a Maniac James Clouser 19th Century popular American music
June 17, 1983 Napoli August Bournonville (staged by James Clouser) Holger Paulli, Niels Gade
March 8, 1984 Ghosts James Clouser Bohuslav Martinu
March 8, 1984 Arietta William Thompson Edvard Grieg
March 8, 1984 Hopi David Taylor Original music and Sarabande, Ginastera, Vollenweider, Popul Vuh, Pink Floyd
May 18, 1984 Neopolitan Fanfare David Taylor Verdi
May 18, 1984 Three Clowns David Taylor Shostakovich
May 19, 1984 Liebestraum Charles Rowbotham Liszt
May 18, 1984 Boil the Breakfast Early Lynelle Mossholder The Chieftans
July 6, 1984 A Little B and B Patrick Nalty Beethoven, Telemann
July 6, 1984 Day of Radiance David Taylor Alan Hovahness, Vangelis
July 6, 1984 Some Gershwin Fragments James Clouser George Gershwin
1984(?) The Dreams of Children David Taylor Shadowfax
1984(?) Metamorpho Dixie Griffin Malcolm McLaren
1984(?) Fantasia Pour un Gentilhomme David Taylor Rodrigo
March 4, 1985 Approaching Trine David Taylor Paul Anderson
March 28, 1985 Zikr David Taylor Brian Eno, Andrea Vollenweider, Jan-Michael Jarre, Jon Hassell, Jean Sibelius, Peter Gabriel, Anton Bruckner, Eberhard Schoener
May 1985? Bach Orchestral Suite # 1 David Taylor J.S. Bach
November 15, 1985 1942 a.k.a. Nostalgia Suite (One More Kiss, Vibroita (Little Viper)) David Taylor Vangelis, Tango Project
November 15, 1985 Catfish Capers David Taylor, Lynelle Mossholder Traditional Bluegrass
December 14, 1985 Nutcracker (Pueblo Ballet-Snow scene only) David Taylor Tchaikovsky
February 1, 1986 The Dying Swan Michel Fokine (staged by Michelle O'Bryan) Saint-Saens
February 1, 1986 Folk Suite Lynelle Mossholder Ralph Vaughn Williams
February 1, 1986 Let Your Children Play Mark Hagerman Harold Budd
February 1, 1986 Nous Sommes du Soleil David Taylor Starcastle, Yes
February 20, 1986 Valses Poeticos James Clouser Enrique Granados
February 20, 1986 Bartók Pas de Deux David Taylor, Lynelle Mossholder Béla Bartók
February 20, 1986 Heavenly Bodies a.k.a. Nostalgia Suite Jackie Boomer The Nylons
February 20, 1986 Los Penitentes David Taylor Francis Poulenc
March 21, 1986 Ebony Concerto James Clouser Igor Stravinsky
March 21, 1986 Three/For David Taylor Ernst Toch
March 21, 1986 The Ninth David Taylor Steve Reich
September 11, 1986 Tehillim David Taylor Dimitri Shostakovich
September 11, 1986 The Element in Which it Take Place Milton Myers Phillip Glass, Meredith Monk
October 3, (1986?) Movement Mass Margo Law G.F. Handel, J.S. Bach
October 3, (1986?) Confrontation Franca Telesio Pink Floyd
October 3, (1986?) Untitled Franca Telesio Jean-Michel Jarre
October 3, (1986?) Soledad Franca Telesio Robert Schumann
October 3, (1986?) Bushido (student company) David Taylor Phillip Glass
December 5, 1986 Nutcracker (1st complete production) David Taylor, Michelle O'Bryan, James Clouser, Lynelle Mossholder, Paul Fiorino Tchaikovsky
(February 12?) 1987 Bushido David Taylor Phillip Glass
May 29, 1987 Anasazi Dream David Taylor Bruce Odland, Mark McCoin
May 29, 1987 Five Particular Waltzes James Clouser Frederic Chopin
February 12, 1988 Power Points David Taylor Kenneth Tyler, Frederick Hamilton
February 12, 1988 Pocket Calculator James Clouser Kraftwerk
March 5, 1988 Annen-Polka David Taylor Johann Strauss
March 5, 1988 Artists Life David Taylor Johann Strauss
March 5, 1988 Fan Polonaise David Taylor Carl Michael Ziehrer
July 9, 1988 Two Visions David Taylor Hans Joachim Roedelius
March 10, 1989 Hitches, Slips, and Squares James Clouser J. S. Bach
March 10, 1989 Tabula Rasa David Taylor Arvo Part
March 10, 1989 The Six Wives of Henry VIII David Taylor Rick Wakeman
May 5, 1989 Shaman Cocoon David Taylor Kevin Volans, Meredith Monk, Yas-Kaz
June 28, 1989 Bali Agung David Taylor Mark McCoin, Mark Fuller
May 5, 1990 Un Ballo in Maschera (Opera Colorado) David Taylor Verdi
May 18, 1990 De Walletjes (a.k.a. Red Light District, Amsterdam) Danelle Hellander Richard Harris
May 18, 1990 Planets David Taylor John Adams, Peter Gabriel, Synergy, Jean-Michel Jarre, Software, Harold Budd, Gustav Holst
September 7, 1990 Cosima (text by Lou Malandra) David Taylor Wagner, Liszt
February 8, 1991 Hansel and Gretel (Lamont Opera Theatre) David Taylor Engelbert Humperdinck
April 11, 1991 An American in Paris David Taylor George Gerswhin
April 11, 1991 Of These...Hope David Taylor Peter Gabriel, Steve Reich, David Van Tieghem, Jean-Michel Jarre
December 1991 Nutcracker (new version; scenery and costumes by George Peters) David Taylor Tchaikovsky
April 4, 1992 Cowkeeper Folk Dance Lynelle Mossholder Edvard Grieg
April 4, 1992 Jammin' Incognito Amy Anderson Steely Dan
April 4, 1992 Masquerade Suite - Waltz Lynelle Mossholder Khachaturian
April 4, 1992 Mind Games Christie Sherrill Information Society
April 4, 1992 Russian Sailor Dance Lynelle Mossholder Gliere
April 4, 1992 Les Sylphides Michel Fokine (staged by Michelle O'Bryan) Frederick Chopin
August 2, 1992 Waltz Amy Anderson, Greogory Gonzalez Johannes Brahms
September 11, 1992 Jesus Christ Superstar (Littleton Town Hall Arts Center) David Taylor Andrew Lloyd Weber
September [15], 1992 Beauty and the Beast from Phantom of the Opera (Ascot Dinner Theatre) David Taylor Tom Sivak
April 16, 1993 Appearances Lynne Taylor-Corbett Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays
April 16, 1993 Jig Saw Michael Job Doc Watson
April 16, 1993 Men O' War David Taylor Dimitri Shostakovitch
April 16, 1993 Tympanic Membranes David Taylor David Corell
October 22, 1993 Duet Polly Motley
October 22, 1993 Dangerous Kitchen Amy Anderson Frank Zappa
October 22, 1993 Esmeralda Pas de Deux Jules Perrot (staged by Michelle O'Bryan) Riccardo Drigo
October 22, 1993 Law of Seven David Taylor Benjamin Britten
October 22, 1993 Girl in Red Pas de Deux from Carmina Burana James Clouser Carl Orff
October 22, 1993 Show Me the Ring Hannah Kahn Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong
October 22, 1993 Tango David Taylor Astor Piazzolla
April 17, 1994 The History of Dance 101 James Clouser Handel, Adam, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Hindemith
April 17, 1994 Pas de Deux from Romeo and Juliet Mark Carlson Tchaikovsky
May 20, 1994 Obra Tango David Taylor Dominigo S Federco, Virgilio Exposito, Hector Stamponi, E. DiLaccaro
November 9, 1994 Wingborne Loyce Houlton (staged by Jocelyn Labsan, Andrew Thompson) Anton Dvorak
April 7, 1995 Eternal Recurrence David Taylor Arvo Part
April 7, 1995 Lark Ascending Bruce Marks Ralph Vaughn Williams
June 15, 1995 Rainforest David Taylor Jesse Manno
(October 6, 1995?) Araigneé Gary Abbott Keith Jarrett, Michael Oldfield
October 20, 1995 Carmen (Gypsy Song) David Taylor George Bizet
October 20, 1995 Polovetsian Dance from Prince Igor David Taylor Alexander Borodin
October 20, 1995 Merry Widow (a.k.a. Waltz Duet) Michelle O'Bryan Franz Lehar
February 23, 1996 Kyrie Fragments David Taylor Peter Gabriel, David Hykes, Harmonic Choir
February 23, 1996 Variation #2 Milton Myers William Catanzaro
April 26, 1996 Rainforest (expanded version) David Taylor Jesse Manno
October 29, 1996 Bad Night at the Prom Amy Anderson Steely Dan
October 29, 1996 Icarus: After David Taylor Thomas Newman, David Newman
October 29, 1996 Mythical Hunters (excerpt from Rainforest) David Taylor Jesse Manno
October 29, 1996 Power Points David Taylor John Adams
October 29, 1996 Symbiosis David Taylor Antonio Vivaldi
October 29, 1996 Rorschach 157 Ann Moradian, Tim Martin Ken Kirschner
October 29, 1996 A Simple Romantic Notion Amy Anderson Marin Marais
February 27, 1997 The Four Seasons (Excerpts) David Taylor Antonio Vivaldi
April 7, 1997 Oh Yeah! Amy Anderson Jan Hammer
May 21, 1997 A Children's Rainforest Odyssey David Taylor Jesse Manno
August 22, 1997 Ear to Stone James Clouser John Gorno, Puccini
September 26, 1997 Five Ladies Gary Abbott Paul Conly
September 26, 1997 Time's Up David Taylor Ennio Morricone, Michael Stearns
September 26, 1997 Washing Women Amy Anderson Marin Marais
September 26, 1997 Under the Foot of the Sore Gary Abbott Bruce Springsteen
February 5, 1998 After Midnight (a.k.a. A Masked Ball) James Clouser Eric Korngold
February 5, 1998 Another Dawn James Clouser Eric Korngold
February 5, 1998 Annulment of Doves Jeoff Horgan Dead Can Dance, Michael Rodach
February 5, 1998 Bisselah Bagelah Gabriel Chajnik Traditional
February 5, 1998 Heart to Heart Tonya Goodwin, Carolyn Mayfield Flesh and Bone
February 5, 1998 Last Call Amy Anderson Terk Murphy
February 5, 1998 Shankill Shadows Judy Austin Edgar Meyer
March 20, 1998 Anais James Canfield Maurice Ravel
March 5, 1999 Duel-et Rachel Whiting Johan Hedin
March 5, 1999 Late Night Encounters Jeoff Horgan Patsy Cline
March 5, 1999 Milonga Rachel Whiting, Gabriel Chajnik Sexteto Mayor
March 5, 1999 Ticker Tact - Das Erste Teil James Martin Gabrielle Roth
March 5, 1999 2 x 4 Corey Colfer Orbital
May 14, 1999 Mythical Hunters Glen Tetley Oedoen Partos
March 9, 2000 Body Circus (prelude) David Taylor Philip Glass
March 9, 2000 Die Frische Damen Jeoff Horgan Miles Davis
March 9, 2000 Drift/Tone Rachel Whiting Sheila Chandra
March 9, 2000 Sonata (A.B.) Corey Colfer Sergei Prokofiev
March 9, 2000 Untitled James Wallace Edward Elgar
August 24, 2000 The Seasons David Taylor Antonio Vivaldi
March 29, 2001 Aloysius and Theo Jesse Hamel Coustea Twins
March 29, 2001 Parallel and Elevated David Taylor Brian Eno
March 29, 2001 Late Night Encounter Jeoff Horgan Patsy Cline
March 29, 2001 A Body of Rhythm James Misa James Misa
March 29, 2001 From Aphrodite to Adonis Jeoff Horgan Anton Dvorak
March 29, 2001 The Storm James Wallace Wojciech Kilar
March 29, 2001 A Day in the Life Amy Anderson Reinhold Liere, Ste. Columbe
March 29, 2001 Nine Person Precision Ball Passing Charles Moulton A. Leroy
August 3, 2001 Cobalt 60 James Wallace Dimitri Shostakovitch
August 3, 2001 Icon David Taylor Arvo Part
August 3, 2001 Urban Round-Up Jeoff Horgan Russell Peck
August 3, 2001 Voodoo Stephen Mills The Naughty Ones
March 5, 2002 Tyger David Taylor Cliff Martinez, unknown
April 4, 2002 Cowboy Boots Amy Anderson Paul Anderson
April 4, 2002 Crowd Rachel Whiting
April 4, 2002 Great Spangled Fritillary Jesse Hammel Cocteau Twins
April 4, 2002 Hades' Dream Jeoff Horgan Alberto Ginastera, Elliot Goldenthal
April 4, 2002 Last Call Amy Anderson Terk Murphy
April 4, 2002 Shady Grove Julia Wilkinson Jerry Garcia, John Grisman
April 4, 2002 A Thousand Lifetimes, and Still I Long for My Beloved David Taylor Mark Snow (poetry by Rumi)
April 4, 2002 Unrequited James Wallace Arvo Part
May 1, 2002 Tilted Velocity James Wallace Philip Glass
May 18, 2002 Mythical Hunters Glen Tetley Oedoen Partos
July 20, 2002 Cantus and Adagio David Taylor Arvo Part
July 20, 2002 Music Man for Amplified Chamber Orchestra James Wallace Gregory Walker
July 20, 2002 Ogoun bada gris David Taylor Christopher Rouse
February 14, 2003 Blue Gary Abbott S. Ghittoni, C. Malfatti, Paul Gerard Buchanan
February 14, 2003 Unrequited James Wallace Arvo Part
May 9, 2003 Bonded (Where do I Begin) James Wallace Lai, Sigman, Briecusse, Newly, Barry and Black
May 9, 2003 Do It Again Richard Denny George Gershwin
May 9, 2003 Lovecrimes Robert Sher-Machherndl Etta James
May 9, 2003 Obscured by Light James Wallace Trever Jones
May 9, 2003 Shroud David Taylor Peter Gabriel
May 9, 2003 Take a Seat Peter Davidson Paul Desmond
July 27, 2003 Diamonds are Forever James Wallace John Barry?
July 27, 2003 L'Apres-midi d'un Faune Jeoff Horgan Claude Debussy
July 27, 2003 Signs of Life: Scherzo ("Urban Roundup") Jeoff Horgan Russell Peck
August 5, [2003?] The Adagio from Piano Quartet #1, Opus 15 James Wallace Gabriel Faure
January 30, [2004?] Cheek-to-Cheek Jeoff Horgan Irving Berlin
March 6, 2004 Seasons David Taylor Alexei Karpov
March 26, 2004 Romeo and Juliet Rocks! David Taylor Sergei Prokofiev, Garbage, Radiohead, Cardigans, Butthole Surfers
October 22, 2004 Medea Nikoloz Makhateli Edward Shearmur
August 6, 2005 I Don't Know How to Love Him Roy Gan Mei Weng Andrew Lloyd Webber
August 6, 2006 The Meditation from "Thais" David Taylor Jules Massanet
February 8, 2006 Pushed to Clubin Jeoff Horgan Madonna
February 11, 2006 Humoresque Nikoloz Makhateli Russian folk tune
February 11, 2006 La Sylphide - Effie's variation Filippo Taglioni (reconstructed by Pierre Lacotte) Jean M. Scheitzhoffer
May 6, 2006 Divine Physics David Taylor Peter Gabriel, Edward Shearmur, Robyn Miller
May 6, 2006 Get Lost? Jeoff Horgan Jonathan Scott McKean
May 6, 2006 Equinoxe James Canfield Jean Michel Jarre
May 6, 2006 Mobile Tom Rudd (staged by Christopher Rudd) Aram Katchaturian
May 6, 2006 Obscured by Light James Wallace Hughes Hall
July 7, 2006 Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 James Wallace Gabriel Faure


4 boxes (4 linear feet)

1 oversize boxes

1 Oversize file folder

2 audio visual boxes

2 photo boxes

1 photo folio

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David Taylor donated the records of the David Taylor Dance Theatre in September 2008. Additional materials were added by David Taylor in the spring of 2011 and 2012.


The Western History/Genealogy Department has an additional video tape featuring the David Taylor Dance Theatre:

Living treasures of Colorado featuring artist David Taylor C792.82 L761 VIDEO CASSETTE


Number of Boxes: 4 (4 linear feet)

Oversize: 1 oversize file folder, 1 oversize box

Audio-visual: 2 audio visual boxes

Photograph: 2 photo boxes; 1 oversize photo folio




Martin Leuthauser

February 2012


Abby Hoverstock

July 2012
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Repository Details

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