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Video Streaming of Performances
Full-length, high-quality contemporary performance films by over 30 different artists. Performances are filmed at the On the Boards theater in Portland, in Austin, and in New York.
On the Boards TV Database
Contains more than 26,000 streaming videos, including films from the Criterion Collection, festival circuit documentaries, and TV series.
Kanopy Video Database
Dance videos in the Library
The Library purchases videos of various dance genres to support dance students and faculty's study of dance technique, choreography, and performance.
Search the Library's online catalog to find dance videos.
Here's a sample of what's available...
Bringing Balanchine Back : New York City Ballet (dvd) by "Follow the New York City Ballet to the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg where ballet legend and NYC Ballet co-founder George Balanchine and others took their first ballet steps. Interviews with Peter Martins, Solomon Volkov, Valery Gergiev and the Dancers ; a visit to George Balanchine's Grave ; backstage tour of the Mariinsky Theatre."
Call Number: GV1624.5.N49 B7564 2008 at RRC & HLC
History and concept of hip-hop dance by This documentary explores the history and scope of the Hip-Hop dance style, from how it was first introduced to mainstream America in the early 1970s as break dancing (or b-boying) to discussions of how Hip-Hop has evolved and where it's headed. Despite its popularity, Hip Hop continues to struggle to find its definition in terms of historical lineage, concept, origins, and aesthetics. The movement is also studied as a global marketing phenomenon that has catapulted the dance style into world-renown. Provides a great start to help provoke the academic conversations needed to understand and appreciate the deep structure of the hip-hop dance culture's mode of communication via language, movement, and music. Features opinions from Hip-Hop dance pioneers, current teachers, and choreographers.
Call Number: GV1796.H57 H58 2009 EGN HYS RRC
Split Sides by Presents four of 32 possible variations of Cunningham's work Split sides (2003), featuring two set designs, two sets of costumes, and two lighting plots.
Call Number: GV1783 .V53 2002 HYS & RRC
Publication Date: 2009
Swan lake the Royal Ballet Prince Siegfried sees a swan on the lake who turns into the enchanted princess Odette. She can only be saved by the true love of another. This the Prince promises her, but he is tricked by a wicked magician who disguises his daughter as the swan-maiden. Siegfried and his love leap to their death thus destroying the evil power of the magician.
Call Number: GV1790.S93 S93 2003 HLC & RRC