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Dance for Camera: Anthology 1.

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A dancer drops out of the sky: digitally generated choreography allows the dancer to slide from Italy via Sydney to Poland and back into the clouds.; What I did on my nervous breakdown: a lateral look at the usual start of term school report on fun activities during the break(down).; Beach dreams: follows three women as they stroll, lounge, and exult in a day at the beach.; Only you: performance by six dancers who seamlessly alternate between modern dance and ballet.; The wedding: Spans the wedding day of a hip hop dancer and his flamenco bride, as they make their way from separate spaces to the alter, fusing two styles and two lives.
DVD
2006
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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Dance for Camera

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Presents six short dance films from the 2002 Dance Camera West festival. Reines d'un jour features six tumbling bodies on mountain slopes of the Alps, caught between heaven and Earth, among the cows and the villagers. In Measure, a relationship emerges between a man and woman that is revealed as much through their eyes as through the expressive timing of their rhythmically intricate steps. In Rest in peace bizarre behavior and past secrets emerge as four siblings bury their parents. The Village trilogy, inspired by the displacement and destruction of World War II, returns to the physical language of early cinema to evoke the power of the spirit. Cornered is a black and white film that redefines gravity as an attractive force of right angles. Contrecoup depicts an urban environment to [...]
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Cost of Living

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In an English seaside resort, two dance performers, David and Eddie struggle to find work and romance.
DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Winterbranch [electronic resource]

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Features Cunningham and his Company. A marriage of choreography and video techniques occurs in this program on Merce Cunningham and his dance company. Cunningham makes use of multiple screen images. The program is comprised of excerpts from "Winterbranch" as well as rehearsal and class footage
Online
1974
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The Marriage of Dance & Video: 'Two' [electronic resource]

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This program demonstrates the interaction of video projection and modern dance.
Online
2003
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Dancing on the Edge [electronic resource]: Speaking of Dance

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Vol. 1: Includes highlights from ADF performances by: The Paul Taylor Dance Company, Jin Xing Ballet Du Lac Tumba Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company Reijo Kela Claude Brumachon. Vol. 2: Includes highlights from ADF performances by: Erick Hawkins Dance Co. Sukarji Sriman Chuck Davis' African-American Dance Ensemble Guangdong Modern Dance Co. Pilobolus Molissa Fenley Sutki. Vol. 3: New highlights from ADF performances by: Dendy Dance Ralph Lemon Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Ann Carlson Dai Rakuda Kan Amy Sue Rosen/Derek Bernstein. Vol. 4: New highlights from ADF performances by: Elizabeth Streb/Ringside Sally Silvers Laura Dean Eiko and Koma Diquis Tiquis Nucleodanza
Online
1992; 1996
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Flickers [electronic resource]: Edited Version : Speaking of Dance

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A zany spoof of silent movie conventions and clichés choreographed in 1941 by Charles Weidman, the performance was directed by Weidman and filmed at the American Dance Festival in 1972. The first film on this tape is an edited version with close-ups and the second is a record version of the same performance showing the entire stage.
Online
1972
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Eiko and Koma [electronic resource]: Speaking of Dance

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In this video by director Douglas Rosenberg, the full-length piece "Land" has been re-staged for the camera. Also included are interviews with Eiko and Koma in which they speak about their creative process and the creation of "Land", which was co-commissioned by the Next Wave Festival, The American Dance Festival, and the Lied Center at the University of Nebraska.
Online
1995
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Dance Series [electronic resource]

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Painter and teacher, sculptor of monumental kinetic forms, Doris Chase is best known as a pioneer in the field of Dance for the Camera. Beginning in the 1970s, she produced more than fifty videos now regarded as key works in the history of video art. This collection features her most important works.
Online
1976
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Full Circle [electronic resource]: The Work of Doris Chase

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Painter and teacher, sculptor of monumental kinetic forms, Doris Chase is best known as a pioneer in the field of Dance for the Camera. Beginning in the 1970s, she produced more than fifty videos now regarded as key works in the history of video art. This collection features her most important works.
Online
1974
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Resistance [electronic resource]

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Another of the choreographer's dances based on Holocaust themes. Dancers explore the triumphs of Holocaust victims, in a celebration of the strength of the human spirit.
Online
2000
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Zummel [electronic resource]

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Zummel is a six-minute film inspired from the stage version commissioned by NorrDans (Sweden), and based upon the first day of families being uprooted from their homes during WWII. Through stark contrast and featureless landscapes, the balance between community and personal flight to safety is highlighted through six individuals' struggle for day-to-day existence.
Online
1999
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Witness [electronic resource]

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For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his pieces [...]
Online
1990
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Episodes [electronic resource]

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For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements, and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz, and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his piece [...]
Online
1990
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Dreams [electronic resource]: A Dance Work

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Dreams, a dance choreographed by Anna Sokolow and performed by nine dancers. Theme is based on the Holocaust and inspired by scenes found in the books "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Last of the Just". Anna Sokolow introduces the dances.
Online
1999; 1977
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Benoit Lachambre [electronic resource]

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Benoit LaChambre - excerpts from "The Water Fait Mal". Stunningly original movement theater by this French-Canadian dancer/choreographer. LaChambre manages to create a highly personal and emotional body language. Recorded in 1996 at Performance Space 122 in New York City. Plus excerpts from a revealing interview with the artist.
Online
1997; 1996
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Dance & Social Change [electronic resource]: Victoria Mark's "Not About Iraq"

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"Internationally acclaimed choreographer Victoria Marks asks, "What is an artist's civic responsibility?" Through poetic, visceral dance, "Not about Iraq" takes a hard look at heroism and truth. Marks and her dancers challenge assumptions about our place in the world. Can dance be a force for social change? "What this is is indelibly disturbing, dazzling art." LA Times. Recorded in 2008 at the Danspace Project, New York City. Includes a revealing interview with the choreographer." -- Cover.
Online
2008
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Doug Varone [electronic resource]

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A video documentary series profiling choregrapher Doug Varone and showing exerpts from his programs "Let's Dance" and "Cabaret" recorded live at P.S. 122 in New York City on December 20, 1996.
Online
1997; 1996
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Douglas Dunn & Jim Neu [electronic resource]

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Choreographer Douglas Dunn and Playwright Jim Neu joined their talents to create "Aerobia" - a dance-theater work that pokes fun at America's obsession with health clubs. This program features excerpts from a performance of "Aerobia" which was recorded at P.S. 122 in New York City in November, 2001. Douglas Dunn is one of New York's most acclaimed choreographers. A former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Dunn has led his own company for the past 25 years. Jim Neu is one of New York theater's best kept secrets. An artist who creates language that is comically elliptical and that typically includes phrases that contain both affirm and idea and negate it. In "Aerobia" dancers talk and dance all while gently poking fun at America's fitness craze. The program also includes ex [...]
Online
2003; 2001