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1.

The Making of Points in Space [electronic resource]

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Features BBC documentary with interviews by Cunningham, Cage, and members of the company, as well as scenes from rehearsals in New York and London. The second half features the finished dance, performed by Merce Cunningham and his company.
Online
1986
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Video Footage [electronic resource]: The Dance Complex Facility & Various Performances

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This program profiles the Boston Dance Alliance and the Dance Complex, two organizations that offer resources for the dance community in Boston. It looks at classes and includes performances of Nicola Hawkins' Jane's Dream and Richelle Dupont's In Monet's Garden.
Online
1994
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Walnut Hill School Dance Classes [electronic resource]

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In this film, Donna Silva of the Boston Conservatory works with a teenage ballet student. The film features footage from ballet classes at Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts and the Cape Cod Dance Center.
Online
1995
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Eiko and Koma [electronic resource]: Land : Speaking of Dance

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Interviews with choreographers and modern dance artists, Eiko and Koma in which they speak about their creative process and the creation of "Land." The full-length piece, "Land," is restaged for the camera.
Online
1995
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Pilobolus Dance Theatre [electronic resource]

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This documentary, produced by University of North Carolina Public Television, offers an insightful look at the work of these modern dance originals. Since their earliest days, Pilobolus has been astounding and confounding audiences around the world with their particular brand of modern dance. The documentary features interviews with two of the artistic directors, Alison Chase and Michael Tracy, and complete multi-camera versions of "Walklyndon" (1971), "Aeros" (1996), "Solo From The Empty Suitor" (1980), and "Olympic Dances" (1997).
Online
1997
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The Children of Ibdaa [electronic resource]: To Create Something Out of Nothing

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Documentary about the lives of several adolescents in a Palestinian children's dance troupe from Dheisheh refugee camp in the West Bank. They use their performance to express the history, struggle, and aspirations of the Palestinian people, specifically the fight to return to their homeland.
Online
2010; 2002
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Singing Myself a Lullaby [electronic resource]: A Documentary

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This documentary follows dancer John Henry as he uses HIV/AIDS as a catalyst to create a work for the theater based on his life. It was created during the last few years of his life, and the documentary continues after his death from AIDS in 1996.
Online
2000; 1996
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Dancing [electronic resource]

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This eight part series explores dance as of form of communication and expression in a variety of cultural contexts. Examples span the spectrum from staged ballet dancing to urban street dance to traditional myth and ritual. Filmed on location on 5 continents, this production took six years to make. Includes archival film footage.
Online
1993
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Ram Thai [electronic resource]: Dance Art of Thailand

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Exploration of the various types of dance in Thailand, conducted by musicologist Faubion Bowers, and illustrated with performances by dancers from the royal dance school. His Highness Crown Prince Bhanupan Yugala, patron of the dance arts, provides commentary on Thai dance.
Online
1999; 1978
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Roamin' I [electronic resource]

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Production by members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Video Other
1979
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Torse [electronic resource]

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A modern dance performance utilizing the split screen method which permits the viewer to see the movement from two different aspects at the same time. The right and left screen versions have been optically printed onto one film. There are five basic positions utilized - upright, arch, twist, tilt and curve. All aspects of the continuity were chance-determined: the sequence of phrases, the number of things happening at once, and the number of dancers involved in a given phrase.
Online
1978; 1977
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Etoiles [electronic resource]: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet

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Etoiles celebrates the legacy of the famed Paris Opera Ballet by weaving together rehearsals and tour snapshots of classical ballets as well as contemporary works. Interviews with some of the dancers reveal their perspectives on how and why they endure the emotional and physical hardships of being on stage.
Online
2000
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Still Life at the Penguin Cafe [electronic resource]

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This programme celebrates the music of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra which, in the words of Simon Jeffres caters for an audience "capable of enjoying Wilson Picket, Beethoven, the Rolling Stones, choral music from West Africa, Bach" and others. Includes both a ballet set to Jeffes's music, in performance with the Royal Ballet, and a documentary about the Orchestra.
Online
1989
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Baroque Dance Unmasked [electronic resource]: Workshop to Performance

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"Catherine Turocy is America's foremost Baroque Dance expert. This documentary shows Turocy's sophisticated educational approach to 18th century performance practices at the Baroque Ballet Workshop, filmed at the Jarvis Conservatory in Napa, California. This unique documentary features the process from the studio to the stage. It contains rare footage of Turocy talking about her unique approach to recovering period dance."--Original container.
Online
2011
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Omnibus [electronic resource]: Béjart + Boulez = Ballet

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A documentary about Maurice Béjart and Pierre Boulez directed by Michael Houldey. The story of the making of Marteau Sans Maître begins in Brussels less than three weeks before opening night. The 60 dancers of the ballet of the 20th century who come from 15 different countries start their day's work with classes at the barre.
Online
1973
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Balanchine in Paris [electronic resource]

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"Balanchine in Paris is the most recent film in the collection, Etoiles pour l'example, by the distinguished French film maker, Dominique Delouche. Throughout his life, the Russian-born choreographer, more usually associated with New York City Ballet which he founded with Lincoln Kirstein in 1934, kept close contact with France, the country where his first creations were staged and where he so nearly became the artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet. He would even choose French perfumes for each of his ballerinas and always insisted upon having a French ballerina in his company. In his film, two of these almost legendary figures, Violette Verdy and Ghislaine Thesmar, are shown coaching younger dancers at the Palais Garnier in Paris the roles that they themselves were taught by t [...]
Online
2011
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Gil Roman and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne [electronic resource]: Of Heart and Courage

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"The choreographer Maurice Béjart was one of the most brilliant artists of the twentieth century. He revolutionized the art of dance and excited thousands of spectators throughout the world, many of them indifferent to ballet until then. In order to continue and preserve his work and ballets, Béjart named the French dancer Gil Roman, a member of his company since 1979, as his successor. Roman is well aware of the dauntingly large shoes he's expected to fill. In this film, we see how Roman's own choreography, as well as leadership, must prove worthy to secure the future of a beloved institution hitherto unimaginable without its founder's active guidance. Daringly, Roman chooses to prove his mettle by staging BBL's first-ever program without any Béjart works. We glimpse rehearsals, and [...]
Online
2009
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American Swan in Paris [electronic resource]

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"American Swan in Paris is both a love letter to Paris and to dance. It features the charming Kathleen Thielhelm from Wisconsin, nine years a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, and a recent addition to the Bejart Ballet Lausanne. Not long after her arrival, the company is to perform at the Palais Garnier in Paris (the old Paris Opera) and the excitement and tension is palpable."--Original case.
Online
2011
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A New Dance for America [electronic resource]: The Choreography, Teachings and Legacy of Doris Humphrey

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The story of the life and works of modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey (1895-1958) is the focus of this documentary. It leads from her birth in Oak Park, Illinois, to growing up in a theatrical hotel in Chicago where she supported her parents as a dance teacher at the age of 18, the launch of her professional career in the Denishawn Company, establishing her own company with partner Charles Weidman, to serving as artistic director and choreographer for José Limón. Historical and contemporary performance excerpts cover the span of her career from her earliest composition, Valse Caprice (1920), to her last, Brandenberg Concerto (1958), and represent some of her finest pieces such as Soaring, Passacaglia in C Minor, New Dance and Day on Earth. Attention has been paid to placing her grow [...]
Online
2011
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Ai-Amour, Carlotta Ikeda and Her Butoh [electronic resource]

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Shot in locations around Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and France, this is a documentary of the work of choreographer Carlotta Ikeda and her collaboration with dancer Ko Murobushi and the Ariodone Company. The film takes the viewer through the chaotic world of Butoh Dance.
Online
1994