Fonds - Roger Shim fonds

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Roger Shim fonds

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  • 1959-1979 (Creation)
  • 1959-1979 (Creation)
    Shim, Roger

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1 folder of textual material + 9 photographs

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([1950] - present)

Biographical history

Roger Shim was born in Trinidad and began his dance training at the age of ten at the Caribbean School of Dance in Port of Spain. He moved to Canada in 1968 and earned a Physics degree at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario before continuing his dance training as a scholarship student at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He also received scholarships to study at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Banff Summer School, as well as in New York. He joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 1972 and was promoted to soloist in 1974. He became a Principal Dancer in 1977. He left in 1979 to dance with the Grand Théâtre de Genève in Switzerland. After his retirement from dancing, he became a clothing designer with the company Boutique Tendrances. He has designed costumes for several ballet productions, and still lives in Geneva, Switzerland.

Custodial history

The records of Roger Shim came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Archives as part of a transfer of records from the RWB and from Roger Shim.

Scope and content

The Roger Shim fonds includes the following series: RAD examinations (1959-1963); fan letters (1974-1979); grant applications (1977); scholarships (1969-1970); biographical information (1978); newspaper articles (1975-1977); and photographs (1976-1979).

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No restrictions on access.

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The responsibility for conforming with copyright, libel and privacy legislation lies with the researcher.

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The Winnipeg Tribune Personality Collection at the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections also contains photographs of Roger Shim.

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Further accruals may be expected.

Accompanying material

See also the unedited interview from "Forty Years of One Night Stands" housed as part of the Audio-Visual collection.

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