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Guide to the Paul Langland Papers

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Collection processed by Cassandra Brewer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 06, 2017
Description is in English.

 Updated by Jacqueline Rider to reflect incorporation of video preservation master and sub-master files.  , March 2017

Scope and Content

The Paul Langland Papers contain material created and collected by Paul Langland during the course of his career as a choreographer, dancer and educator. The collection documents his performance and teaching of contemporary dance techniques, including Allan Wayne Work (for which Langland is a main developer) and Contact Improvisation. There is also documentation of Langland's personal works, as well as his contributions to various dance ensembles, with a focus on those located in New York City.

Material includes choreography notes, journals, artist and project files, flyers, programs, posters, and records related to Langland's tenure as a professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Additionally, the collection includes photographs documenting Langland's projects, tours, and personal life. Also included in the collection are original video and film recordings of Langland's performances. Sound recordings may be unavailable until reformating occurs.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into 11 series as follows: Series I: Files

Series II: Notebooks and Planners

Series III: Photographs

Series IV: Posters, Programs, and Flyers

Series V: Allan Wayne Material

Series VI: Video Recordings

Series VII: Sound Recordings

Series VIII: Vinyl Sound Recordings

Series IX: Data Storage

Series X: Objects

Series XI: 2015 Accretion

Material is arranged both chronologically and alphabetically in different series, in some cases to retain the original organization. The materials in Series XI: 2015 Accretion are have not been arranged by an archivist and are in the order in which they were received from the donor.