Le Groupe de la Place Royale fonds [multiple media]
Record Information – Brief
Le Groupe de la Place Royale fonds [multiple media]
- Hierarchical level:
- R5793-0-X-E, MG28-I319
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Photographs, Art, Moving images, Objects (including medals and pins), Sound recordings, Architectural and technical drawings
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
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- Context of this record:
Record Information – Details
- Fonds includes:
13 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
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- Place of creation:
24.57 m of textual records.
ca. 4314 photographs : 1913 b&w and 612 col.; 367 b&w and 15 col. negatives; 429 b&w and 7 col. contact sheets; 82 b&w and 880 col. slides; 9 col. polaroids.
ca 76 prints : lithographs.
ca. 45 technical drawings.
12 multimedia DVD'S (ca. 22.96 GB)
1 ink stamp.
1 embossing seal.
1 printing plate.
27 audio cassettes (ca. 6 h 53 mn)
13 film reels (ca. 4 h 35 mn) : 16 mm.
6 audio reels (ca. 3h) : polyester ; 1/4 inch.
ca. 487 video cassettes and tapes (ca. 530 h).
83 CD-R of photographs (ca. 31 GB).
ca. 10 GB of documentary art.
ca. 59.74 MB of textual records.
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- Scope and content:
This fonds is comprised of records created by Le Groupe de la Place Royale since its inception. Records pertain but are not limited to: administration; budgets and finances; choreographies; dance teaching and workshops; general artistic files; publicity and promotion; subject- based records; performances; printed material; touring and exchanges as well as technical records. Also found in this fonds are black and white as well as colour photographs presenting the Groupe's performances as well as practices, workshops and special events. Portraits of principal dancers are also found in the fonds. There is a considerable number of posters of various sizes announcing performances of Le Groupe in Canadian and European cities. Audio-visual material. A large amount of sound, video and film recordings on various formats. Recordings pertain to performances, rehearsals, dance events, workshops and residencies, interviews, public service announcements as well as some material used as soundtracks and/or visual backdrops during performances. Multi-media DVDs. These are principally multiple media records used to promote the various dancers and choreographers that have worked directly or indirectly with The Groupe Dance Lab.
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- Biography/Administrative history:
Groupe de la Place Royale : The modern dance company Le Groupe de la Place Royale was formed in 1966 by Canadian pioneer dancer and choreographer Jeanne Renaud. In its beginnings, Le Groupe had two main objectives: bring together professional dancers interested in modern dance research and to promote artistic diversity and experimentation. To this aim, Le Groupe welcomed musicians, sculptors, painters, poets and costume makers in the creation of performances with its permanent dancers. The name of the company comes from the Place Royale which is located on St-Paul Street in Old Montreal and where it had its studios. Following the departure of Jeanne Renaud in 1972, the artistic direction of Le Groupe was ensured by such renowned choreographers and dancers as Peter Boneham (main Artistic Director), Jean-Pierre Perreault and Michael Montanaro. In 1977, Le Groupe left its Montreal studios to relocate permanently in Ottawa. In 1988, Peter Boneham took sole charge of Le Groupe's artistic direction and changed its name to Le Groupe Dance Lab/Lab de danse. The mandate of the new organization was to promote choreographic laboratories to help veteran and up-and-coming choreographers from Canada and abroad perfect their training and test their creations. Le Groupe de la Place Royale was financially supported by numerous institutions including the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. During its more than forty years of existence Le Groupe performed on tour across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe. Due to financial and administrative difficulties, Le Groupe de la Place Royale/ Le Groupe Dance Lab ceased its activities in July 2009. Several of its past members, choreographers and dancers have since gone on to remarkable and recognized careers in dance in Canada and through out the world.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Electronic) This finding aid Includes the original finding aid created in 1986 as well as the second part created in 2009. MSS1361 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002152.pdfPhotographic records (including electronic) (Electronic) Please consult file level decriptions within the Photographs series in this fonds. Photos can also be found in files within other series and sub-series in this fonds. Note: There is no detailed listing for the photographs sent to Library and Archives Canada in 1980 and 1985. (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002211.pdfTechnical Drawings (Electronic) Please consult with cartographic and architectural archivist. (90: Open)Audio-visual material. (Electronic) Please consult MISACS database for file level descriptions (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Documents acquired in 1980, 1985, 1995 and 2009., Researchers can refer to the following reference work : Porter, Sara. 2010. Peter In Process : Peter Boneham's Sixty Years in Dance. Dance Collection Danse Press.
- Associated material note:
- Documents relating to le Groupe de la Place Royale can also be found within the Jean-Pierre Perreault fonds held at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BANQ) as well as within the fonds Jeanne Renaud held at Le service des archives et de gestion des documents de l'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
- Related material:
- Please consult the Peter Boneham fonds also found at Library and Archives Canada., Please consult the Le Groupe Dance Lab sous-fonds for records dating from 1988 to 2009.
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- Conditions of access:
Graphic material (photo): Photographs taken after January 1, 1949 are subject to various copyrights. Photographs taken before January 1, 1949 are not covered by copyright. Credit: Name of photographers/ Library and Archives Canada/Number of the copies of the negatives The recipient of copies is responsible for determining whether material is subject to copyright and for ascertaining the name of the person or organization holding copyright. The recipient is also responsible for determining whether any use of copyrighted material does or does not constitute an infringement of copyright under the Copyright Act.
Audio-visual material: Open for consultation. Most copyrights have been ceded to Library and Archives. Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Multimedia records. Various copyrights apply. Credit choreographer or organization.
Graphic material (art): Copyright: to be determined. Credit: Artist(s) / Library and Archives Canada.
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