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Dance in Video
Hundreds of performances, interviews, documentaries, and instructional videos covering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational, and more.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive
See especially the theme/essay on "Dance of the African diaspora" as well as playlists for Black voices, cultural diversity, women's history, men dancers, indigenous dance of the Americas, and more.
On The Boards
Streamed dance, theater, and music videos of full-length, high-quality performance films from international and US-based contemporary artists.
Open Web resources
See especially the "Themas" for female/male, Black dance, and more.
Videos in the Allen Library (selections)
Black ballerina by
Call Number: MO GV1787 B53 [Allen DVDs]
Publication Date: 2016
Tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Moving back and forth in time, this film shows how far we still have to go and stimulates fresh discussion about race, inclusion and opportunity across all sectors of American society.
An Intimate Dance: Journeys through Movement and Touch by
Call Number: MO GV1781.2 I583 [Allen DVDs]
Publication Date: 2016
Documentary about contact improvisation. Follows the lives of three people on and off the dance floor, including a professionally trained dancer, beginner, and wheelchair athlete.
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African American dance
Dance and race
Dance for people with disabilities
Search the catalog by choreographer, performer, or group, e.g.:
Dance Theatre of Harlem
These are just a few of the many videos with diverse dancers! Try searching the catalog for other names, and limit your search to Videos.
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