Dance as an art form is ephemeral, making a live performance vital for study and research. Dance in Video is an easy way to watch hundreds of hours of streaming video files of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century.
Selections include video of Memoria, composed by Keith Jarrett and choreographed by Alvin Ailey, Dances of Bali, Maria Tallchief dancing Swan Lake as well as a wide variety of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.
Dance in Video can be searched or browsed by people, role, ensemble, genre, and venue. Creating a free account allows you to make your own custom playlists and video clips for presentations or just for convenience. If you want to watch on the go, all videos can now be viewed on iPhone or Android smartphones.
Check it out on the library’s electronic resources page and get your dance on!