Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
Post-Show Talks are held on Fridays in the Ted Shawn Theatre and Thursdays in the Doris Duke Theatre and offer an opportunity for audiences to gain more insight into performances directly from the artists themselves.
75 video clips that illustrate portions of the Dance Instruction Manuals, selected from two events: "Society Dances and Parlor Amusements in The Great Hall," on October 15, 1997; and on April 14, 1998. All time periods are represented in these videos.
Audio files of music from around the world for folk dancing that has long been out of print. Most of it consists of 78RPM transcriptions. Many of the vinyl recordings are actually transcribed from older 78s.
Clips selected from more than 4,000 audio recordings that make up the Dance Division’s Oral History Archive and Project at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Diverse recordings document the voices and ideas of performers, choreographers, scholars and producers, working in all areas of dance.
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