NDAI: Cork City Ballet

Reference Code: IE 2135 N21
Title: The Cork City Ballet Papers
Dates of Creation: 2000-2011
Extent and Medium: 36 items (33 files)

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Name of Creator(s): Cork City Ballet.

Administrative History: Cork City Ballet is one of only two professional ballet companies in Ireland.  It was formed in 1991 by Alan Foley to address the void left by the closure of the Cork-based Irish National Ballet in 1989 due to a lack of funding.  Cork City Ballet presented its first public performance at the Everyman Palace Theatre on 27 March 1992 and continues to operate under the artistic director­ship of Alan Foley, who also acted as the ballet’s principal male dancer until his retirement in that capacity in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Cork City Ballet to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 12 July 2011.


Content and Structure 

Scope and Content: Posters, flyers, programmes, and recordings illustrating the productions and other activities of Cork City Ballet.

System of Arrangement: Arranged into two series: promotional merchandise and productions.  The latter series is further subdivided chronologically by year.  Under each heading, material has been arranged chronologically by date.


Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items except video tapes.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English.


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