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1.

Shake the Dust

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This documentary chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a resonant chord in the slums, favelas and ghettos of the world and far beyond. Showcases breakdancing moves and interviews performers from Uganda, Cambodia, Yemen, and Colombia.
DVD
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Doug Varone & Dancers

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Interview with dancer-choreographer Doug Varone, interspersed with performance excerpts of his work Let's dance, the cabaret, recorded at P.S. 122 on December 20, 1996. He talks about the making of Let's dance, which was presented at P.S. 122 as a floor show in a cabaret setting ; his dance training and experience ; the changes in his work over the years, with Rise as a turning point in his artistic development ; his artistic goals for the future ; past experiences at P.S. 122.
DVD
1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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Downtown Dance: New York

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Volume 1 (32 min.) features interviews with and performances by Ivy Baldwin, Trajal Harrell, and Keely Garfield. Volume 2 (30 min.) presents Larry Keigwin, RoseAnne Spradlin, and David Parker
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Common Ground: Dance & Disability

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"This 20 minute documentary video shows men and women with varying abilities who explore creative movement through a dance form called contact improvisation. Through insightful interviews and strong personal expressions on the dance floor, the participants open new avenues of communication between disabled and able-bodied people"--Container.
DVD
1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Homecoming: Celebrating 20 Years of Dance at P.S. 122

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A documentary film focusing on 10 leading post-modern choreographers who created some of their seminal works at Performance Space 122 (P.S. 122) in New York City. Includes interviews with these choreographers, and performances of excerpts from their works.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Thoda: An Ancient Dance Form of Himachal Pradesh

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Thoda is a warrior dance performed by the Rajputs in the districtrs of Sirmour, Shimla and Solan of Himachal Pradesh. It is performed during the Vishnu Fair in the month of Chaitra and Vaisakh (April-May). It traces its origin from Mahabharata and it manifests subtle confluence of dance, sports and folk theatre.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pandavani

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"Pandavani, the narrative tradition mainly performed by the traditional communities like Pardhan, Gaund and Devar who are spread across Chattisgarh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. This narrative tradition sustains and disseminates the oral tradition of Mahabharata or ages. Traditionally, a single performer or storyteller leads the narration of some episodes from Mahabharata after doing invocation to their own deities. The documentary highlights several nuances of this tradition. There are mainly two schools, one is Vedamati style, the lead artist narrates in a simple manner while sitting on the floor on his knees throughout the performance. This form was initiated by Jhaduram Devangan and his legendary family of Pandavani performers. He discovered Sabal Singh Chauhan's version of Mahabha [...]
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kumu Hula: Keepers of a Culture

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"The hula is the dance of the Hawaiian people and has been practiced since early Polynesians arrived in the islands around 500AD. Passed on from generation to generation by kahuna (priests and sages) and by kumu hula (master teachers), the hula has also been suppressed by 19th century missionaries and plantation owners, distorted by Hollywood movies, and exploited by the local tourist industry. In this film, shot at exotic locations throughout the islands, many of Hawaii's finest kumu hula reveal ancient traditions which have survived and flourished there for hundreds of years. This is Hawaiian culture as few outsiders have ever seen it: rich, expressive, colorful, and totally unique."--Container.
DVD
1999; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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That's Dancing!

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From Baryshnikov to break dancing, from Fred and Ginger to Shirley and Bojangles, from movement depicted on Grecian urns to the kaleidoscopic pizzazz of Busby Berkely spectaculars.
DVD
2007; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ballet With Edward Villella [electronic resource]

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Edward Villella, virile lead dancer of the New York City Ballet, dissolves the notion that male ballet dancers are sissified in a montage of dances demonstrating the muscular power and control necessary in this art. He shows how the body is transformed into a smoothly working organism adhering to the demands of musical timing while expressing ideas and feeling through beautiful gesture, form and line. With members of his troupe, he shows the importance of the placement of the foot in gathering power for a bravura performance, and of the glove-like ballet shoe in providing freedom of movement. A Pas De Deux illustrates how the male dancer supports and works in partnership with the ballerina. A segment from Giselle reveals the posturing, posing, storytelling qualities of the romantic b [...]
Online
2013; 1970
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Women's Work [electronic resource]

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Urban Bush Women is an extraordinary dance/theatre company acclaimed for creating works that celebrate the heritage of African Americans. The company interacts with communities through workshops and performances. Using historic perspectives on dance, music, song and folklore, the company affirms many aspects of African American life.
Online
2013; 1995
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Twyla Tharp [electronic resource]: Making Television Dance

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An exploration by one of America's most eminent choreographer/dancers, Twyla Tharp, of the relationship between the complex technology of television and the realm of dance. By utilizing the almost infinite creative genius and vitality of the dancer's art and the possibilities presented by television's highly sophisticated science, Twyla Tharp has produced a fusion of the two-a creation which is both television and dance carried to the highest degree. The freedom allowed by video techniques and the creatively provided by Twyla Tharp's choreography complement one another perfectly, and make possible an exciting and innovative dance/video work.
Online
2013; 1977
13.

Margot Fonteyn [electronic resource]

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Just two years before she died, Margot Fonteyn finally agreed to tell the full story of her life for this exclusive television biography. It was made at her home in Panama and is the only personal account of her life and career that exists on film. It includes archive footage of many of her great roles and extensive newsreel coverage of key events in her life.
Online
2013; 1990
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Darcey Bussel [electronic resource]

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Darcey Bussell is feted for her breath-taking arabesques, her bold, physical attack - and for her fashion model looks. In this programme she lifts the curtain on life as a modern prima ballerina, telling the story of her rise to fame and revealing the physical and psychological demands of her profession. Her unique qualities are demonstrated as she is seen dancing in a variety of extracts, and her electric partnership with Igor Zelensky is brought into focus.
Online
2013; 1998
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Living the Dance [electronic resource]

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In 1980, five dancers, boys and girls were dreaming of a career as professional dancers. Marijke Jongbloed followed them with her camera for thirty years on their way to the top or to the bottom: some of them managed to make this dream come true, others finally chose other ways to succeed.
Online
2013; 2011
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Yvette Chauviré [electronic resource]: Une Etoile Pour L'exemple

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This documentary by Dominique Delouche is about prima ballerina and later director of the Paris Opera Ballet, Yvette Chauviré.
Online
2013; 1988
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Markova, la Legende [electronic resource]

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A documentary about Alicia Markova by Dominique Delouche.
Online
2013; 2002
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Comme les Oiseaux . [electronic resource]

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This documentary by Dominique Delouche is about Monique Loudières.
Online
2013; 1991
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Violette et Mr. B [electronic resource]

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This documentary by Dominique Delouche is about Violette Verdy's work with George Balanchine.
Online
2013; 2001
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Kabuki Classics [electronic resource]: Onoe Baiko VII as "The Salt Gatherer"

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Tribute to the Kabuki actor Onoe Baikō VII upon his being named one of Japan's Living National Treasures. Baikō, a noted onnagata (female impersonator) is seen in footage filmed in 1969 during the Grand Kabuki's U.S. tour, playing the role of the courtesan Agemaki in the play Sukeroku, first in costume onstage, then in street clothes in the television studio. In a series of still photographs, he is seen coaching his eldest son Kikunosuke in the role of Sagami, General Kumagai's wife. The final segment of the program shows Baikō in the role of a woman abandoned by her lover, filmed onstage in the 1960s in an extended excerpt from The salt gatherer, an 18th-century Kabuki play based on a 14th-century Nō drama.
Online
2007; 1972