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Taras Korol fonds
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- Korol, Taras
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1 folder of textual material + 1 photograph
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Taras (Ted) Korol was born in 1918 and grew up in East Kildonan, now part of Winnipeg. He received his Fine Arts degree at the University of Manitoba. He taught drama, art, and Social Studies at Sisler High School for twenty years before retiring in 1983. He had previously also taught at Faraday School. He began designing costumes for Rainbow Stage during its first season in 1955, and was soon designing for many arts groups in Winnipeg, including designing the costumes for Daydream, Prothalamion, the sets and costumes for Les Whoops-De- Doo, and The Devil in the Village, as well as the sets for The Little Emperor (and the Mechanical Court) for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He received the Manitoba Historical Society Centennial Medal for designing and staging an ethnic pageant for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. In 1995, the rehearsal hall at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg was renamed the Korol Studio, in recognition of Taras and his wife Daphne’s contributions to the city. Taras Korol passed away May 1, 1998, before completing the sets for the Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre’s Production of The Merry Widow.
The records of Taras Korol came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as several transfers of records from the RWB and were also collected by members of the Alumni Association.
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The Taras Korol fonds includes the following series: newspaper articles (1987-1998); obituary (1998); Theatre Museum Canada ; and a photograph .
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The responsibility for conforming with copyright, libel and privacy legislation lies with the researcher.
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The Theatre Museum Canada houses many of his designs.
No further accruals are expected.
See also the costume files, set designs, costume sketches and the still and moving images of his ballets housed at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives.
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