THE NEW COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON DANCE
FOR KELLOGG-HUBBARD LIBRARY, MONTPELIER, VERMONT
This project is based on the importance of ACCESSIBILITY TO relevant materials on the art form of DANCE. The mission is to make available a new collection of books to anyone who wonders about dance, what origins existed in the field of dance, how forms persisted and were resisted, and how it is JUST AS important as concerning ourselves with visual art, sculpture, music, and other forms of art.
Many of the books have been graciously donated by dance colleagues, artists, and scholars in the field. The collection will be named in remembrance of tarin chaplin (1941-2009), dancer, choreographer, dance educator, and writer. The books will be uniquely marked in time by the donning of originally designed bookplates by three local artists,
Janet MacLeod of Adamant,
Anne Russell Sarcka of Montpelier, and
Janice Walrafen of East Montpelier.
Each of these artists had collaborated in some form with tarin chaplin to bring art to community here in the greater Montpelier area. We hope to gather at the launch of the NEW COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON DANCE and share memories of tarin, the great performances and public art she gave to this community, and to inspire the creation of NEW DANCE WORKS for our community.
This project has been on hold due to COVID-19. More to come in 2021.