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Dance Online: Dance in Video

Dance Online: Dance in Video

Dance in Video provides 900 hours of video content covering the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies.

 

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Dance in Video is structured around two key volumes:

 

Dance in Video: Volume I

The first volume lays the foundation for the study of dance in all its forms with 500 hours of content in modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and more.

Films feature many of the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide, including Agnes de Mille, Mark Morris, Lestor Horton, Anna Sokolow, Anthony Tudor, Jose Limon, Paul Draper, and Chuck Green. Featured performances in Volume I include:

  • Points in Space (Merce Cunningham Dance Company)
  • Strange Fish (DV8 Physical Theatre)
  • L’histoire du Soldat (Nederlands Dans Theatre)
  • Peter and the Wolf (The Royal Ballet School)
  • Rainbow Round My Shoulder (Donald McKayle)
  • 15 Days of Dance (American Ballet Theatre Studio Company)
  • Highlights from the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance in Video: Volume I also includes an array of rare and hard-to-find archival material, including footage from the George Balanchine Interpreters Archive and Archive of Lost Choreography, and historical footage from Creative Arts Television, featuring dance performances from 1950s and 1960s CBS television productions.

Dance in Video: Volume II

The second volume expands upon the foundation built in Volume I, providing 400 hours of video that showcase a new catalogue of dancers and partners including the Joffrey Ballet, John Jasperse Company, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Bavarian State Ballet, Royal Ballet of Cambodia, Kirov Ballet, and Compañía Nacional de Danza.

Students seeking to fine-tune specific techniques can explore instructional materials from the George Balanchine Foundation covering basic and advanced ballet techniques, including jumps, turns, pirouettes, barre work, pointe technique, and more.

To round out the study of dance, Volume II also incorporates interviews and documentaries featuring Trey McIntyre, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Darcy Bussell, Yvonne Meier, Saburo Teshigawara, and other key performers and choreographers.