Archiving Dance is a two-hour workshop led by Libby Smigel, formerly the Executive Director of Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) and currently the Dance Curator and Archivist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress.
Libby initiated Dance Heritage Coalition’s programs and services for artists and their companies during her leadership of DHC.
In the first part, Libby will discuss dance preservation in general and review the Artist’s Legacy Toolkit (www.danceheritage.org/artisttoolkit.html) developed while she led DHC and best practices for Records Management (www.danceheritage.org/recordsmanagement.html). She will have examples from work with artists to show how to adapt principles to your needs and resources.
In the second part, she will field questions individuals might wish to bring in.
Here is a list of possible areas to be covered: issues about and strategies for archiving dance; formatting issues, copyrights, what to keep/what not to keep, where and how to donate them, or how to make archiving a creative activity, etc.