NDAI: Victoria O’Brien

Reference Code: IE 2135 N6
Title: The Victoria O’Brien Papers
Dates of Creation: 1948-2012
Extent and Medium: 40 items (36 files)

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Name of Creator(s): O’Brien, Victoria (b. 1967).

Biographical History: Victoria O’Brien started her dance training at the Irish National College of Dance in Dublin and is a graduate of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds.  She undertook further studies at the Laban Centre, London and completed a PhD in dance history at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.  She is currently Dance Adviser at the Arts Council.  An active dance historian and consultant, Victoria continues to research, lecture, and publish in the areas of Irish ballet history and cultural memory.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Victoria O’Brien to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 23 March 2011.


Content and Structure

Scope and Content: Programmes, flyers, conference proceedings, printed material, and recorded interviews collected by Victoria O’Brien, reflecting her interest in both the historical aspects of and current developments in ballet and contemporary dance.

System of Arrangement: Documents have been arranged into six series according to their form and thereunder listed chronologically by year.


Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

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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