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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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Yiddish Summer Weimar 2009 Dance Workshop Repertoire

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A documentary video showing performances of traditional Yiddish and Moldavian dance by dance workshop leaders and other participants at Yiddish Summer Weimar, with accompaniment by music workshop participants.
DVD
2009
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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Ready, Willing and Able

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"Barry Granville and Pinky Blair, two would-be theatrical producers, get financing for their new musical on the condition that they hire Jane Clarke, a popular British actress, to star in it. In New York City, J. Van Courtland, a theatrical agent, learns of the project and rushes to meet the ship he believes Jane is taking to America. He mistakes an American girl, also named Jane Clarke, for the English actress and signs her to a contract. Jane, a college student who hopes to become an actress, impersonates the British actress in order to perform on Broadway and also because she has fallen in love with Barry. Although her dancing is fine, she cannot sing, and eventually confesses the truth to Barry, not realizing that the show's financing depends on the presence of the English Jane. [...]
DVD
2009; 1937
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Parsons Dance Company

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DVD
1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Christopher Bruce's Triple Bill

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DVD
 
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

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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DV8 Physical Theatre

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Dead dreams of monochrome men explores the grisly world of the notorious serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Founded upon the conviction that societal homophobia is bound to result in tragic consequences, it gets to grips with the disturbing forces that drove Nilsen to kill for company.; Strange fish explores the nature of our quest for someone to love and someone, or something, to believe in. The tyranny of couples and groups, the pain of not belonging and the terror of being alone are all laid bare in a series of powerful images which are both pitiless and profoundly compassionate.; Enter Achilles explores the male psyche, set in a typical British pub, a shabby, nicotine-stained bar. A jukebox plays, soccer is on the TV, and eight men enjoy their surroundings, pint glasses in hand. Their [...]
DVD
2007; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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Road to the Stamping Ground

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Kylian's ballet Stamping ground was inspired by the Australian aborigine dance ceremony he witnessed in 1980. This film includes footage from the Australian ceremonies, intercut with the choreographer and his own dancers working in the Hague. Includes complete performances of the finished ballet Stamping ground, and of a stamping dance performed by Australian tribesmen.
VHS
1984
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Sasha Waltz [electronic resource]: Garden of Lust

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This film portrait of the choreographer Sasha Waltz depicts the progress of her work between 1992 and 2007, describing her exhilarating course through from the early choreographies to her large opera productions. An appreciation for Contemporary Dance and an insight into the life and work of the choreographer are conveyed filmically and entertainingly.
Online
2008
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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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Sophie Maslow Interview [electronic resource]

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Poem is a modern dance based on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem, "Autobiography", choreographed by Sophie Maslow to music by Duke Ellington. Participants are Morrie Pierce (reading poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti), Sophie Maslow (choreographer), Herbert Lovell (drummer), Julie Arenal, William Dugan, Stanley Berke, Haruki Fujimoto, Carol Fried (dancers). In conversation Maslow emphasizes how her choreography is particularly concerned with the modern American dance idiom. She discusses the roots of contemporary dance and introduces her dance, in four movements. The setting is a cafe called Mike's Coffeehouse in time present . "Poem" is interwoven with group dancing, one duet and three solos, "the making of one American young man and poet."
Online
1965
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Gold Diggers of 1935

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A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort.
DVD
2006; 1935
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Dames

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A musical comedy film about an eccentric multimillionaire who hates musicals, his granddaughter who stars in them, and their friends & family members caught in the middle. Includes dances choreographed by Busby Berkeley.
DVD
2006; 1934
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Bodas de Sangre

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Flamenco dance adaptation of García Lorca's play about a bride who elopes with her lover on her wedding day, presented as though in studio rehearsal. The drama is preceded by a slice-of-life sequence depicting the company's arrival, backstage preparations, and warm-up.
DVD
2007; 1981
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Carmen

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The line between fantasy and reality dissolves when during intense rehearsals for a dance production of Carmen the director of the dance company and his young star find themselves living the "Carmen" story of love and treachery.
DVD
2007; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

El Amor Brujo

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A modern take on composer Manuel de Falla's gypsy ballet, dressed up in pink sunsets and hellishly red fires. Set in a dusty Andalusian village, El amor brujo (Love the Magician) is a seductive melodrama of a man whose beloved is haunted by the ghost of another.
DVD
2007; 1986
Clemons (Stacks)