Dance Resources

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Subject Librarian:
Stephanie Frontz

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Starting Points and Overviews

Books

Databases and Indexes for Articles and Reviews

Locating Periodicals

DVDs and Videotapes

Software

Websites

  


 

Starting Points and Overviews 

 

 

International Encyclopedia of Dance - online (no illustrations) and Rhees Ref. Stacks GV 1586.I586 1998 v. 1-6

International Dictionary of Ballet - Rhees Ref.  GV 1585 .I57 1993 v. 1-2

International Dictionary of Modern Dance - Rhees Ref.  GV 1585 .I58 1998

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music - Art/Music Library Music Ref. ML 100 G16

Oxford Dictionary of Dance - Rhees Ref. GV 1585 .C78 2010

 

Dancers and Choreographers: a Selected Bibliography- Rhees Ref.  GV 1785 .A1G48 1995

Research in Dance: a Guide to Resources(Mary S. Bopp) - Rhees Ref.  GV 1594 .B67 1994

Black Dance: an Annotated Bibliography - Rhees Ref.  GV 1595 .A33 1989

 

Tap Dance Dictionary - Rhees Ref.  GV 1794 .K66 1998

Tapworks : a tap dictionary and reference manual - Rhees Stacks GV 1794 .F555 2002

 

American Ballet Theater Ballet Dictionary - online

Note:  Biographies of major dance figures may appear in general biographical sources as well. To locate these, ask at the Reference Desk or contact the Staff online.

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    Books 

 

 Rhees Stacks:  Search the Voyager Catalog by type of dance, dancer, choreographer, or company name in Author, Keyword, Subject, or Custom Search. Most dance resources are in call numbers GV 1500-1900 and are shelved on level 300, but others may fall into categories such as music, various martial arts, anthropology, history, and theater.

Sibley Music Library:  Sibley books and journals are listed in the Voyager Catalog with Rush Rhees books. You can use Request This Item in Voyager to have a Sibley book or article sent to Rush Rhees for you, or you can go there on the UR shuttle bus.

If we don't own a book you'd like to use, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.  The first time you use this service (or right now, if you wish), you'll need to register. Enter your NetID and password and the form will come up on the screen.  After that, your NetID and password will take you directly to the Request forms.

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Databases and Indexes for Articles and Reviews 

 

 

 

  • 6672
    ProQuest Research, Newspapers & Business Varies
    Identifies articles in journals, magazines and newspapers, many full text. Includes ABI/Inform, Ethnic NewsWatch,GenderWatch
  • 6857
    Web of Science Via ISI Web of Science 1898 - current
    Identifies journal articles and cited references to research publications from all disciplines, some with links to full text.

Dance Catalog, New York Public Library Dance Collection
As soon as you link, change Entire Collection to Dance Research Collection (near bottom of list).  Identifies articles in dance journals, books, videotapes, archival materials, etc.  Some older material is only listed in print indexes, below.

 


Dance Catalog, New York Public Library Dance Collection

Get it in Print - Dates: through 1974

Dance Catalog, New York Public Library Dance Collection

Get it in Print - Dates: 1975 - 1989

 

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  Locating Periodicals 

 

  To find a particular journal, search the  Voyager Catalog by Journal Title. We will have many of the general periodicals that review dance, and some of the Dance-Related Journals, though dates vary. A few titles are available online, usually just for recent years. Voyager will provide a link.

If Sibley Music Library subscribes, we can get those in 4-5 days using the Request This Item forms in the Voyager Catalog.

If we don't subscribe, we can get most articles through Interlibrary Loan in about 2 to 4 days.

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  DVDs and Videotapes 

 

 Dance & Dance-Related Videos in the Multimedia Center on the Ground Floor of Rush Rhees, and those in Sibley Music Library, are included in the Voyager Catalog. To limit your search to DVDs and videos only, use the yellow Limit box in the lower right. Click on DVD/Video.  

 Another way to limit these is to use the DVDs and Videos link from the library's home page.  You can then Limit by Genre to Dance or Martial Arts, or can enter a keyword such as tai chi, yoga, ballet, etc. , to narrow the search or to look for non-dance movement styles, or music. This list may not include every DVD and video, especially those with foreign language titles, but will list many of them quickly. 

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Websites 

 

  These sites have links to dance companies and resources by type of dance, and to organizations, newsgroups, publications, and/or event calendars. Be aware that web sites vary in quality. Many are better for checking performance and touring schedules than for scholarly or critical information: 

Sapphire Swan Dance Directory at http://www.SapphireSwan.com/dance/

International Dance Resources Online at http://www.artslynx.org/dance/

Dance Links at http://www.dancer.com/dance-links/index.php

Dance Film Archive at http://psweb.sbs.ohio-state.edu/faculty/jmueller/Dfa1999.htm 

Contact Improvisation at http://www.contactimprov.net 

UR Dance Program homepage at http://www.rochester.edu/College/dance/ 

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