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3.

Hairspray

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In 1962 Baltimore, all the kids watch the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager with all the right moves, and her best friend Penny run home to watch and drool over teenage heartthrob Link Larkin. When one of the "Council Kids" goes on a leave of absence, Tracy auditions to be the replacement, is sent to detention for skipping school, and thereby meets Seaweed--who shows her how to really shake 'em down. Helped by Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, and her parents, Tracy sets out to integrate the show ... without denting her 'do!
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Fits

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Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni is bewitched by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes with her brother. Enamored by the power and confidence of the strong community of girls, Toni neglects her boxing, and instead eagerly absorbs the dance routines and drills. But when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni's desire for acceptance is challenged.
DVD
2016; 2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Parts of the Suite

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Music from the 18th century is joined with the social dances of the 16th and 17th centuries from which they originated, and the appropriate tempos, phrasing, affect, and style of the music are illuminated. Examines the technique and historical background of each dance.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Erick Hawkins' America

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Erick Hawkins speaks and performs selections from his career.
DVD
1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Giselle

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The ballet takes its inspiration from the Slavic legend of the "Wilis" as described in the poems of Heinrich Heine. Giselle, a simple peasant girl driven to madness and death through an unhappy love, becomes a ghost ordered to destroy the man who betrayed her, yet seeks to sustain him because of her undying love.
DVD
2005; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
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Video Dance

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DVD
1998
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Choreography by Balanchine

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A collection of selected Balanchine ballets.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

The Firebird

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Film adaptation of a ballet first presented onstage in 2000 by the National Ballet of Canada (in co-production with the Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre), with sets by Santo Loquasto.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Lester Horton Technique: The Warm-Up

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Horton protégée Marjorie B. Perces and Ana Marie Forsythe lead a group of young professional dancers through leg swings, metatarsal presses andfortifications.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Lifts Volume I: For Your Choreography

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Discussion and demonstration of lifts and partnering techniques that can be used in a variety of dance forms. Annette Vallone and Don Mirault discuss effective ways to use lifts in choreography, partner priorities and safety tips (the latter including choices in jewelry, hairstyles and tights), and demonstrate basic preparations for lifts. With dancers Lisa and Barry as demonstrators, they explain how to do several different lifts and their variations: the fish, the star lift (also called the arabesque lift), the shoulder sit lift, the three-level spinning lift, the helicopter (also called à la seconde or around the world), and the quaw. These lifts are also shown in slow motion and from different angles.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
14.

The Collaborators

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Interview with John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg who discuss their collaborative efforts in artistic dance production. Includes excerpts from dance productions such as Travelogue and Nocturnes, as well as the entire production of Coast zone.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Groote Eylandt Music and Dance Films

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Made on Groote Eylandt in 1969, these films are mainly for students wishing to analyse the dances and associated songs of two Aboriginal groups in the eastern Arnhem Land region.
VHS
1969
16.

Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow

Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance in Never stand still. Filmed at the iconic Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, this thrilling documentary features amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage. Founded in the 1930s by visionary dance pioneer Ted Shawn on a farm in the Berkshires, today the Pillow is an idyllic mecca for artists and audiences from around the world, a place where dance in all its forms--from ballet to jazz to contemporary--is studied, created, performed and celebrated. A wonderful companion [...]
Online
2014; 2010
17.

White Spirit

Avoiding uncomfortable pauses in a conversation is an art. Creating such moments in a conversation is a job, more precisely, this is White's job. In this whimsical musical short, dance along with White, a man who interferes in conversations at appropriate - or quite inconvenient - moments.. Official Selection at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Online
2018; 2017
18.

Dancing From Ceylon

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Online
2007
19.

The Norman Walker Dance Company [electronic resource]

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Performance by members of the Norman Walker Dance Company, a leading proponent of the "modern dance" movement.
Online
1999; 1968
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The Physical TV Company [electronic resource]: Three Short Films

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"Based in Sydney, Australia, Karen Pearlman and Richard James Allen have been making dance films since 1985. They formed The Physical TV Company in 1997. This collection features three of their over 20 works for the camera"--Publisher's page at http://www.adfvideo.com/awv.html.; No surrender: A young Indigenous woman is invaded, terrorized, and physically attacked by an unseen intruder wielding a camera.; Rubberman accepts the Nobel Prize: A superhero who speaks only the language of dance makes an outrageous, graceful, and rambunctious physical acceptance speech.; Down time Jaz: A physical-digital dance about a family using real bodies and digital media to choreograph the impossible.
Online
2006