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Zero Moving Dance Company Records

Collection ID

SCRC 267

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
Zero Moving Dance Company Records

Dates
1972-2007

Collection ID
SCRC 267

Creator
Zero Moving Dance Company
           
Quantity
7 linear feet (15 boxes + 1 oversized poster)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Zero Moving Dance Company, founded in 1972 by Karl Hellmut Fricke-Gottschild, was a leading modern dance company that performed throughout the Philadelphia region and even took a European tour.  This collection chronicles its history until Gottschild separated from the company in 1993.  In addition, it includes Gottschild’s dance career after Zero Moving, much of which involve performances with his wife Brenda Dixon Gottschild.  The collection is comprised of administrative materials, performance piece materials, publications and posters by ZMDC, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs.    

Hellmut Gottschild was born in Germany in 1936.  He studied under Mary Wigman eventually becoming her assistant.  He moved to the United States in 1968 with a company, Group Motion, he started in Germany with two other dancers.  Soon after moving to the U.S., he became a dance professor at Temple University.  In 1972, he started Zero Moving Dance Company.  The company grew and became a well-known dance company in the Philadelphia area and beyond.  After separating from ZMDC, he continued his career with his wife Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, performing around the country.   

Description of Collection

This collection chronicles its history until Gottschild separated from the company in 1993.  In addition, it includes Gottschild’s dance career after Zero Moving, much of which involve performances with his wife Brenda Dixon Gottschild.  The collection is comprised of administrative materials, performance piece materials, publications and posters by ZMDC, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs.    

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 6 series as follows:

Series 1: Administrative, 1979-2002, undated
Series 2: Publicity, 1975-2005, undated
Series 3: Performance pieces, 1972-2003, undated
Series 4: Performances, workshops, lectures, etc., 1972-2007, undated
Series 5: Photographs, 1972-2002, undated
Series 6: Oversize materials, 1976-2005, undated

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Zero Moving Dance Company Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Zero Moving Dance Company Records, SCRC 267, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Hellmut Gottschild in September 2009.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in July 2010 by Holly Beth Wilson. Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards May 2017.  

Index Terms

 

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Dixon-Gottschild, Brenda
Gottschild, Hellmut

Corporate Names:
Zero Moving Dance Company

Subjects:
Dance
Dance companies
Performing arts

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Newsclippings
Photographs
Posters
Press releases
Publications
Scrapbooks

 

Inventory

Series 1: Administrative, 1979-2002, undated

1          1          Administrative: Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes        1983-1984

1          2          Administrative: Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          1985-1986

1          3          Administrative: Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          1987-1988

1          4          Administrative: Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          1989-1990

1          5          Administrative: Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          1991-1993

1          6          Administrative: Board of Directors: Annual Reports          1984-1986

1          7          Administrative: Board of Directors: Miscellaneous          1988-1989

1          8          Administrative: Permission for Quotes          2002

2          1          Administrative: Newsletters          1979-1981, undated

2          2          Administrative: Logo Ideas and Sketches          Undated

2          3          Administrative: Audition Calls          Undated

2          4          Administrative: Work Descriptions and Biographies          1985-1994

2          5          Administrative: Stationary and Forms          Undated

2          6          Administrative: Responses to Performances          1982-1995, undated

2          7          Administrative: Student Papers about Hellmut Gottschild          1991-1994, undated

2          8          Financial: Pew Fellowship          1992-1993

2          9          Miscellaneous: Misc. Notes          Undated

2          10          Miscellaneous: Vocal Exercises          Undated

2          11          Secondary Materials: Group Motion          Undated

 

Series 2: Publicity, 1975-2005, undated

3          1          Publicity: Advertisements          1986-1992, undated

3          2          Publicity: Articles written by Hellmut Gottschild          1985-1986, undated

3          3          Publicity: Awards and Honors          1986-2005

3          4          Publicity: News Releases          April 20, 1988

3          5          Publicity: Publications by ZMDC (note: additional oversize materials are located in Flat Box #15 – 1)          Undated

3          6          Publicity: Miscellaneous          2000, undated

4          1          Publicity: Newsclippings/Magazines          1982-1989

4          2          Publicity: Newsclippings/Magazines          1990

4          3          Publicity: Newsclippings/Magazines          1991

4          4          Publicity: Newsclippings/Magazines          1992-1998

4          5          Publicity: Newsclippings/Magazines          2000-2004

4          6          Publicity: Scrapbook          1975-1976, undated

 

Series 3: Performance pieces, 1972-2003, undated

This series includes materials directly related to the creation of the piece: vocal exercises, choreography/repertory notes and background information.

5          1          Performance Pieces: Ash and Flowers          Undated

5          2          Performance Pieces: Dogs Are Faithful (note: additional oversize materials are located in Flat Box #15 – 2)          1972

5          3          Performance Pieces: Frogs          Undated

5          4          Performance Pieces: How to Survive Without Candy          1973

5          5          Performance Pieces: Late Late Afternoon With a Faun          1970         

5          6          Performance Pieces: The Listening Piece          Spring 2002

5          7          Performance Pieces: Mary’s Ark Project          2003, undated

5          8          Performance Pieces: Meet Mr. R          Undated

5          9          Performance Pieces: Modulations of Silence          1986

5          10          Performance Pieces: Moving Voices Moving          1974

5          11          Performance Pieces: Night Tales          1976

5          12          Performance Pieces: Quartet With Onlookers          1986

5          13          Performance Pieces: Tongue Smell Color          Undated

5          14          Performance Pieces: Tongue Smell Color Video Project          2002, undated

5          15          Performance Pieces: The Time Within the Time Within the Time          Undated

5          16          Performance Pieces: Vindauga          1979

5          17          Performance Pieces: We All Live on a White (note: additional oversize materials are located in Box #15 – 3)          1974

5          18          Performance Pieces: Weavings          Undated

5          19          Performance Pieces: Wolf Dances          Undated

5          20          Performance Pieces: The Yellow Sound          1982

5          21          Performance Pieces: Pieces Not Completed          Undated

 

Series 4: Performances, workshops, lectures, etc., 1972-2007, undated

This series includes performances by both ZMDC and Hellmut Gottschild (HG) and is noted as follows: no indication is ZMDC or noted accordingly.

6          1          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Akademied der Künste          1977-1990

6          2          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Akademie Remscheid          1983

6          3          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Alfred University          1976

6          4         Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (ZMDC & HG): Allegheny College          1990-1993

6          5          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Allentown Contemporary Dance Theater          March 26, 1995

6          6          Performances Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): American Studies Conference          1999

6          7          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: American Theater Laboratory          Undated

6          8          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Annenberg Center          1981-1983

6          9          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Augsburg: Kulturhaus Abraxas          2001

6          10          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Barlach-Tänze          June 2002

6          11          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Bread Street Studio (note: additional oversize materials are located in Flat Box #15 – 4)          1978

6          12          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (ZMDC &HG): Bryn Mawr College          1983-2005

6          13          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Bunch Festival          1977

6          14          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Carnegie Mellon          2002-2004

6          15          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Chatham College          1982

6          16          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Community Education Center          2004

6          17          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Dance at the Packard          1993

6          18          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: The Dance Gallery          Undated

6          19          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Dance Umbrella          1988

6          20          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (ZMDC & HG): Dickinson College          1978-2000

6          21          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Downtown Dance Company          1989

6          22          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Duke University          2003

7          1          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Frankfurt Fest          1982

7          2          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Glassboro State College          1972-1975

7          3          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Guggenheim Museum          1982

7          4          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (ZMDC & HG): Hasting Tanz Studio          1977-2003

7          5          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Independence Mall Theatre          1976

7          6          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: The International House (note: additional oversize materials are located in Flat Box #15 – 5)          1977

7          7          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Janet Gillespie & Present Company (note: additional oversize materials are located in Flat Box #15 – 6)          1979-1983

7          8          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Joyce Theater          1989-1992

7          9          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Komische Oper Berlin          1991

7          10          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Kutztown University          1994

7          11          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Musik          1983-1984

7          12          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Mainz          2001

7          13          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Mandell Theater          1980-1984

7          14          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: MoMing          1989

7          15          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Movement Research          March 1995

7          16          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Middlebury College          October 3, 2003

7          17          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: M.I.T. Tabernacle Theatre          1988-1990

8          1          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Mary Wigman Tagung          November 2006

8          2          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Muhlenberg College          February 29, 2004

8          3          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Nancy Hauser Dance School          1986

8          4          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): NEW          2006-2007

8          5          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: The Nine’s Project          1991

8          6          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Northwestern University          October 29, 2004

8          7          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): NYU Gallatin School          February 19, 2004

8          8          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (ZMDC & HG): Oberlin College          1983-2000

8          9          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (ZMDC & HG): Ohio Arts Council          1987-2001

8          10          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Padagogenverband Tanz          1985

8          11          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (ZMDC & HG): Painted Bride Arts Center          1987-1995

8          12          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Painted Bride Arts Center          1996

8          13          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Painted Bride Arts Center          2000

8          14          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Painted Bride Arts Center          2004

9          1          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science          1982

9          2          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Philadelphia YM/YWCA          1981-1985

9          3          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Port of History Museum Theater          1983-1987

9          4          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Regensburg          2001

9          5          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Relâche          1985

9          6          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Riverside Dance Festival          1981-1982

9          7          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden          1993-1994

9          8          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Shippensburg University          1983

9          9          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Smithsonian Institute          1980

9          10          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Sporthalle der Grundschule          1984

9          11          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Staatlichen Ballettschule           1990

9          12          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Stanford University          2000

9          13          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Summit Presbyterian Church          Undated

9          14          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Tanzfabrik          1987

10          1          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (ZMDC & HG): Tanz Tangente          1985-1998

10          2          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Tanzdrama          2002

10          3          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Temple University Amber Campus          1974

10          4          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Temple University Arts Conference          April 1994

10          5          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (ZMDC & HG): Temple University Conwell Theater (note: additional oversize materials are located in Flat Box #15 – 7)          1978-2005

10          6          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Temple University McGonigle Sports Arena          1972

10          7          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Temple University Mitten Hall          Undated

10          8          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Temple University Tyler School of Art          1980

10          9          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Temple University Tomlinson Theater          1975

10          10          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Theatre Project: Baltimore          1980

10          11          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: 30th Street Station          1991

10          12          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Three Rivers Arts Festival          1975

10          13          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Thurber Theater          1974

11          1          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): University of the Arts/Drake Theater          1993

11          2          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): University of California: Davis          2002

11          3          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): University of California: Riverside          2000

11          4          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign          2004

11          5          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: University of Maryland: Baltimore Co.          1983

11          6          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: University of Mary Washington          1986

11          7          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): University of Michigan          2002

11          8          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (ZMDC & HG): University of Minnesota          1986-2006

11          9          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): University of North Carolina          2001

11          10          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Washington Projects for the Arts          Undated

11          11          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: William Penn Memorial Museum          1979

11          12          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Works in the Works          1998

11          13          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc. (HG): Yale University          2001

11          14          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Yonkers Bureau of Parks & Recreation          1985

11          15          Performances, Workshops, Lectures, etc.: Zero Moving Dance Company          1981

 

Series 5: Photographs, 1972-2002; undated

12          1          Photographs: Frogs          November 1996

12          2          Photographs: Meet Mr. R          1993

12          3          Photographs: Songs of the Humpback Whale          1988

12          4          Photographs: The Time Within the Time Within the Time          1972-1973

12          5          Photographs: We All Live on a White          1974

12          6          Photographs: We Liked You and Undressed You          1989

12          7          Photographs: Tongue Smell Color          July 2001

12          8          Photographs: Annenberg          July 1973

12          9          Photographs: Karen Bamonte Choreography          Undated

12          10          Photographs: Miscellaneous          1986, undated

 

Series 6: Oversize materials, 1976-2005, undated

13          1          Photographs: Oversize Miscellaneous          Undated

13          2          Publicity: Posters          1984, undated

14          Contains 3 t-shirts (1 Zero Moving Dance Company; 2 Zero Moving Dance Company 20th Anniversary)          Undated

15          1          Publicity: Publications by ZMDC (note: these are additional oversize materials from Box #3 – 5)          1986, undated

15          2          Performance Pieces: Dogs Are Faithful (note: these are additional oversize materials from Box #5 – 2)          Undated

15          3          Performance Pieces: We All Live on a White (note: these are additional oversize materials from Box #5 – 17)          Undated

15          4          Performances, Lectures, Workshops, etc.: Bread Street Studio (note: these are additional oversize materials from Box #6 – 11)          1978

15          5          Performances, Lectures, Workshops, etc.: The International House (note: these are additional oversize materials from Box #7 – 6)          Undated

15          6          Performances, Lectures, Workshops, etc.: Janet Gillespie & Present Company (note: these are additional oversize materials from Box #7 – 7)          1979, undated

15          7          Performances, Lectures, Workshops, etc.: Temple University Conwell Theater (note: these are additional oversize materials from Box #10 – 5)          1980-2005, undated

15          8          Performance Pieces: Sound Pieces          Undated