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1.

Breakin'

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Shabba-Doo and The Shrimp are combing L.A. for a girl partner. Kelly, "Special K," is a jazz dancer and she knows how to strut, but her career is going nowhere. So the three team up and turn on the ignition, setting their sights on a big-time audition.
DVD
2003; 1984
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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Dancing Dreams

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Two years ago, world-famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected forty teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of her dance piece Contact Zone. For ten months through opening night, the young dancers discover Bausch's genius and their own bodies.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Charles Weidman, on His Own

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Traces the career of modern dance pioneer Charles Weidman from his roots in Lincoln, Neb., to his beginnings with Denishawn, his association with Doris Humphreys, and the Weidman Theatre Dance Company.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Martha Graham: In Performance

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"A Dancer's World" takes the viewer inside a rehearsal session of Martha Graham's dance company, "Night journey" is a retelling of the ancient Greek tale of Oedipus, and "Appalachian Spring" is the story of a young pioneer couple set to the music of Aaron Copland.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Ballets Russes in Australia, 1936-40: An Avalanche of Dancing

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The story of the Ballets Russes tours to Australia from 1936-1940.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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I'll Make Me a World: Vol. 6 the Freedom You Will Take [electronic resource]

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In reaction to the narrow depiction of African Americans, the contemporary culture landscape has been transformed by the power of African-American film, dance, rap-music and spoken-word scene.
Online
2005; 1999
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Colonel Jin Xing

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Shanghai s principal dancer, 33-year-old Jin Xing, is a big star. She is the first choreographer to have received recognition in over half a century of national communism. But the most amazing thing about Jin Xing is that, up until 1995, this beautiful young woman was a man, a colonel in the People's Liberation Army. This is a richly cinematic film, combining the colorful imagery of Shanghai's dance world, the panoply of the Chinese People's Army, and the heart-felt expressiveness of the young Colonel who turned his longing to be a woman into a reality. He battled the rigidity of Communist bureaucrats until they relented and allowed the first sex change operation in China. The film interviews his female surgeon, and also follows Jin Xing?s setbacks and recovery. His mother, although [...]
Online
2003
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Spanish Dancers at the Pan-American Exposition

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The film was photographed from the area back of the midway of the Pan-American Exposition. The immediate background indicates the camera was in front of the living quarters of the gypsy dancing troupe. Several female gypsies in costume appear and dance.; From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: GYPSY DANCE AT THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION. The picture was taken in the Gypsy tent at the Pan-American Exposition and shows ten beautiful Gypsy girls executing the famous Gypsy dance that created such a furor at the Exposition. Features of the well known couchee couchee are introduced by some of the dancers. The scene is both artistic and entrancing.
FilmOnline
1901
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The Maisie Collection: Volume 2 Disc 1 . Maisie Gets Her Man

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Maisie, the knockout dancer, continues to knock 'em flat from the factory floor to up above the clouds.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Maisie Collection: Volume 2 Disc 2 Swing Shift Maisie

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Maisie, the knockout dancer, continues to knock 'em flat from the factory floor to up above the clouds.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Maisie Collection: Volume 2 Disc 3 Maisie Goes to Reno

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Maisie, the knockout dancer, continues to knock 'em flat from the factory floor to up above the clouds.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Maisie Collection: Volume 2 Disc 4 Up Goes Maisie

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Maisie, the knockout dancer, continues to knock 'em flat from the factory floor to up above the clouds.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Maisie Collection: Volume 2 Disc 5 Undercover Maisie

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Maisie, the knockout dancer, continues to knock 'em flat from the factory floor to up above the clouds.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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The New Dance Group Gala Historical Concert [electronic resource]: Retrospective 1930s-1970s

The mid-20th century period of dance produced many fascinating and artistically significant dances worthy of preservation. Members of The New Dance Group were idealistic artistic innovators that aimed to make dance a viable statement about the social injustices of the world. This film presents some of the most influential New Dance Group (New York, N.Y.) pioneers' legendary work and pays heed their message of social consciousness. Produced by the American Dance Guild in June 1993, it includes mini-interviews with the choreographers.
Online
2015; 1993
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Cape Cod Dance Center 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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Impromptus and Intrigues [electronic resource]

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Discussion of Prometheus Dance Company, a modern dance theater company founded in 1986 and based at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, Mass. Artistic directors Diane Arvanites-Noya and Tommy Neblett discuss the company's aims, which include addressing social issues, and define dance theater as practiced by their company. Much of the discussion centers on Impromptus and intrigues, choreographed in collaboration by Arvanites-Noya and Neblett to the music of Franz Schubert, and seen in several video excerpts. The guests also discuss the company's past and future projects.
Online
1998
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Site Specific Dance [electronic resource]: Martha Bowers & Dance Theatre Etcetera

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Interview with Bowers tracing the origins and development in site-specific performance work. Includes exceprts from On the Waterfront (1993), Blue train (1998), Safe harbor (1998), Safe harbor--Cork, Ireland (2001), The dream life of bricks (2004), Angels and accordions (2005-2006).
Video Other
2007
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The Spirit of Dance: Scottish Highland Music and Dance [electronic resource]

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Laura Scott, a dancer specializing in Scottish Highland dances, discusses the different types of Scottish dancing, of which Highland dancing is one ; Highland dancing competitions ; Scottish dance technique ; costumes ; her blend of traditional and original choreography ; her dance school, Highland Soles, in Portland, Me. In video clips, she performs several Scottish dances, including a traditional sword dance and sailor's hornpipe ; a Scottish version of an Irish jig ; a Cape Breton step dancing solo ; as well as examples of her own choreography. Her husband, fiddler Ed Pearlman, appears in some of the clips.
Online
1998