Reference Code: IE 2135 N21

Title: The Cork City Ballet Papers

Dates of Creation: 2000-2011

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 36 items (33 files)


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.

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

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

Finding Aid: PDF link below.


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