Reference Code: IE 2135 N66

Title: The Siân Ferguson Collection

Dates of Creation: 1937-2000

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 19 items (19 files)


Name of Creator(s): Ferguson, Siân (b. 1962).


Biographical History: Siân Ferguson is a professional Labanotator, director, dancer, and choreographer.  She trained at the Laban Centre for Dance in London, the City College of New York, and the Dance Notation Bureau in New York, completing an MA in Dance Research & Reconstruction in 1987 and a Professional Notator Certification in 1992.  She has taught at Stanford University, SUNY Purchase, City College of New York, and Hofstra University and worked as Paul Taylor's Company Notator for five years.  She has taught adults at Dance Theatre of Ireland and children at Encore! School of Performing Arts in Dublin, where she founded a programme in Tumbling for Tots.  She is currently retired and living in the Bay Area of California.


Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Siân Ferguson to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 11 June 2013.




Scope and Content: Books on modern dance and dance criticism collected by Siân Ferguson predominantly during her studies in New York.


Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All records have been retained.


Accruals: No accruals are expected.


System of Arrangement: The books have been arranged alphabetically by author.




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.


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Books in good condition.


Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.




Archivist’s Note: Papers arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.


Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000; Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009; National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.


Date of Description: January 2014.  Revised December 2020.

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