18 Nov 2016

Mikel Rouse Deposits Press, Programs & Brochures to LPA Archive

On November 18, 2016 Mikel Rouse deposited over 600 pages of original press clippings, programs and brochures to the Mikel Rouse Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Features, reviews and programs span from 1980 to 2016, including performances by Mikel Rouse Broken Consort, Tirez Tirez and various ensembles, solo performances and the large scale media productions. Highlights include the Lincoln Center production of Dennis Cleveland, The Trilogy of operas at the 2008 Luminato Festival and the Failing Kansas scandal at the 2002 New Zealand International Festival. This deposit includes only physical items and not those items ‘born digital’. A complete deposit list can be found at: Rouse Press-Programs Archive Deposit 10-2016.pdf

In 2010, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced the acquisition of the Mikel Rouse Archive as part of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center’s permanent collection. The archive will include Rouse’s scores, manuscripts, digital media including audio, video, and film material, as well as art work, sketchbooks, diaries and correspondence.

“The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is honored to have Mikel Rouse’s archive in the collection,” said Jacqueline Z. Davis, Barbara G. and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director for the Performing Arts. “The rich and important work of this wonderfully diverse artist will be available for patrons to study and learn from for years to come.” Speaking with the New York Times, Ms. Davis said, “There’s a lot, but thankfully, not only is he creative, extremely talented and very successful — he’s also organized.” The collection, she explained, is arriving in four waves: analog master tapes; scores, manuscripts and programs; digital media; and, finally, sketchbooks, diaries, contracts and correspondence.