Lot 1005: Alvin Ailey and Robert Joffrey

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:53:37

Lot 1005: TLS, two pages, 8.5 x 11 and 8 x 10, National Corporate Fund for Dance letterhead, January 7, 1980. Letter of thanks to Tom G. Berliner, in part: "As the artistic directors of the nine constituent dance companies of The National Corporate Fund for Dance, Inc., we would like to thank you for Chase Manhattan's leadership grant to the Corporate Fund's 1979 campaign. This year a record 170 corporations supported dance through the Fund. The United States is the dance capital of the world. Some of the greatest creativity and talent in the field is found in our country. We have the best dancers, the most creative choreographers and designers and some of the finest teachers." Signed on the second page in ink and felt tip by Alvin Ailey, Robert Joffrey, Lucia Chase, and Oliver Smith of the American Ballet Theatre; Gerald Arpino, co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet; Alwin Nikolais, Eliot Feld, Murray Louis, Merce Cunningham, Lew Christensen, and Michael Smuin of the San Francisco Ballet; and Paul Taylor. In fine condition, with horizontal mailing folds, and evenly trimmed edges to the signed page. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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