ChromaDiverse Receives Distinguished Service Award from Society of American Archivists

The award recognizes an institution, education program, nonprofit, or government organization that has given outstanding service to its public and has made an exemplary contribution to the archival profession.

“We couldn’t be happier for ChromaDiverse,” says Jason Lee, Partner, at MNP Digital. “They’re a unique and important partner of ours and we’re excited that the “ChromaDiverse’s Smart Capture” tool is being recognized for the boundary-pushing technology we’ve developed for the archiving of performing arts. ” To read the full press


ChromaDiverse Secures Ownership to Major Photographic Collection 

Margaret Elizabeth Schnare (aka Marbeth,1931-2006), a major photographic artist, provided a vivid portrait of various dance, opera organizations and cultural figures throughout her life. Marbeth’s photography reveals the grittiness of backstage life, to the sharp focused glossiness of performance. With a keen eye, she captured the artist forever in one perfect magical moment in time.

ChromaDiverse in the News!

Two New Dance Theatre of Harlem Book Reviews!

“…the story takes readers on a richly documented journey, illuminating Dance Theatre of Harlem’s history against a backdrop of social and political change.” 

Liesl Swogger | To Read: deaddarlings.com

“The book is glorious, meticulously laid out like a museum exhibition.”

Nancy Dobbs Owen, L.A. Dance Chronicle | To Read: ladancechronicle.com

obc legacy project | oakland ballet, graham lustic, artistic director | ronn guidi foundation for dance | powered by chromadiverse

The Work Has Begun!

The Ronn Guidi Foundation for Dance, Oakland Ballet Company, and Chromadiverse partner to build a Living Archive.

Chromadiverse is now collecting artist and performance names as the foundation for cataloguing OBC’s history. Many thanks to Julie Lowe, Gianna Davy, Bat Abbit, Kari Gim and Ron Thiele for helping us with this valuable starting point for the “ChromaDiverse Digital Vault.”

Organizing a large archive is a monumental task with many moving parts. We need your help to move it along as fast as we can.  Here’s how you can help preserve OBC’s Legacy.   

  • Volunteer your time
  • Share with friends and family who have been part of OBC’s legacy
  • Donate to support this important work

To learn more about it, please go to http://OBCLegacy.org

Thank you so very much! 

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