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Dance productions and documentaries by influential 20th century performers and dance companies.
Over 900 hours of productions and documentaries. Selections include ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Included are:
•Classic performances from top ballet companies
•Experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes
•Documentaries by and about leading choreographers
•Videos on dance training
•Other items covering a wide range of 20th and 21st century dance styles Product Brochure (pdf) Volume I Title List (Excel file) Volume II Title List (Excel file)
Performing arts education platform with HD recordings of live performances (musical theatre, theatre and film), study guides on dramatic texts, interviews with actors, directors and backstage crew, and teaching guides.
Primary and secondary full-text materials to support informed performance, pedagogy, and scholarship in dance. Includes e-books, photographs, correspondence, magazines, dance notation, and reference materials.
See brochure here (pdf). See title list here (Excel).
International Encyclopedia of Dance by Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc; Selma Jeanne Cohen (Editors)Since its 1998 publication, the International Encyclopedia of Dance has been the definitive source on this expressive art form, documenting all types of dance around the world and throughout history. Now available in an affordable, attractive paperback edition, this indispensable referencemakes a stunning addition to the small library.In six volumes, the Encyclopedia offers authoritative coverage of the full spectrum of dance, including theatrical, ritual dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Extensive historical and cultural overviews of many nations appear along with articles on specific dance forms, musicand costumes, performances, biographies of dancers and choreographers, and much more. The set features nearly 2,000 alphabetically arranged articles, an exhaustive index, full cross-references, and more than 2,300 illustrations.Amazing in its scope and dazzling in its diversity, the Encyclopedia is like no other reference work on dance. Accessibly written and arranged for use by a wide audience, it is essential for academic and public libraries, and every arts and humanities aficionado.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2005
The Borzoi Book of Modern Dance by Margaret LloydWhat is "modern dance" and how does it differ from ballet and other forms of theatrical dancing-who made it what it is? These questions and their answers are the subjects around which Margaret Lloyd has written a unique and endlessly entertaining book.Originally published in 1949, The Borzoi Book of Modern Dance captures the beginnings of modern dance history fresh from its inception. Margaret Lloyd creates a detailed, witty and insightful overview of the art form in its early stages. The book is organized by individuals and then branches into documentation of important subcategories of dance (subsidizing; humanizing dance; forms of documentation). The seminal choreographers, teachers and dance groups of the first half of the twentieth century are all included: Isadora Duncan, Mary Wigman, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, Helen Tamiris, Hanya Holm, The New Dance Group, José Limón, Anna Sokolow, Esther Junger, Sybil Shearer, Katherine Dunham, Valerie Bettis, Pearl Primus, Lester Horton and Eleanor King. Lloyd describes the importance of each of these individuals through personal anecdotes, performance recounts and creative analysis. When there is a story, Lloyd tells it. When a choreographic invention or effect is important, she describes it. The Borzoi Book of Modern Dance deals with a range of aspects of the art form to show that modern dance is a question of attitude, a way of expression, social perceptions and sociological thrusts. It is the personality of modern dance, captured in words. Includes 49 illustrations.