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Achterland
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Call Number: DVD 2007-156
Description: Filmed dance piece choreographed and directed by choreographer Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker.
Keywords: Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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Call Number: DVD 2007-162
Description: Members of Ailey's dance company celebrate his memory by performing three works choreographed by Ailey himself, as well as a special ballet tribute choreographed by Ulysses Dove.
Keywords: Alvin Ailey; African-American Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2013-171
Description: Two programs, featuring four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
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Anna Sokolow: Choreography
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Call Number: VCR 92-31
Description: Interview interspersed with performance footage.
Keywords: Interview

Antigone: The Tin Can Tied to her Own Damn Tail
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Call Number: DVD 2010-45
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Keywords: Big Dance Theater; Greek Mythology; Mac Wellman

Artists in Exile: A Story of Modern Dance in San Francisco
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Call Number: DVD 2010-65
Description: Documentary on 20th-century dance in San Francisco and the Bay Area, focusing on groundbreaking choreographers and companies.
Keywords: Modern Dance

Bill T. Jones: Dancing to the Promised Land
Series Title: Dance Series
Call Number: DVD 2007-267
Description: Award-winning film about the life, work and creative process of modern dance choreographer Bill T. Jones, whose dances are completely unique, provocative and contemporary.
Keywords: Jones, Bill T.

Bill T. Jones: Still/ Here with Bill Boyers
Series Title: Moyers Collection
Call Number: DVD 2006-237
Description: A look at dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones's highly acclaimed dance, "Still/Here," derived from the thoughts and feelings of people facing life-threatening illnesses.
Keywords: Dance; Mental Illness; Bill T. Jones

Cage / Cunningham: A Film
Series Title: 2006
Call Number: DVD 2009-10
Description: 50 year collaboration between composer John Cage and dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham.
Keywords: Modern Dance; Biography

Catherine Wheel
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Call Number: DVD 2006-235
Description: Choreographed by Twyla Tharp on the life of Saint Catherine, who was martyred in the fourth century; set to an original score by David Byrne of The Talking Heads.
Keywords: Ballet; Twyla Tharp

Collaborators
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Call Number: VCR 2000-266
Description: Interviews w/ John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg.
Keywords: Interview; Experimental Theater

Dance Theatre of Harlem
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Call Number: VCR 2001-47
Description: The work of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and director Arthur Mitchell.
Keywords: Documentary; Arthur Mitchell

Dancemaker
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Call Number: DVD 2013-163
Description: Profiles Paul Taylor, pioneer of 20th century modern dance.
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Dancing in the Light
Series Title: Dance in America
Call Number: DVD 2009-326
Description: Dances recorded in performance at the 2001 American Dance Festival.
Keywords: American Dance Festival's Dancing in the Light: Six Dances by African-American Choreographers; Madison Davis Lacy; Modern Dance

Denishawn Dances On!
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Call Number: DVD 2007-105
Description: Documents the work of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, the mother and father of American modern dance.
Keywords: United States; Denishawn School of D

Denishawn: the Birth of Modern Dance
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Call Number: VCR 2003-20
Description: The lives and work of the founders of the Denishawn School of Dance.
Keywords: Documentary

Donald McKayle: Heartbeats of A DanceMaker
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Call Number: DVD 2007-153
Description: Contemporary dancers perform excerpts from dances by African-American choreographer Donald McKayle; includes an interview with McKayle by Della Reese.
Keywords: Donald McKayle

Dreams: A Dance Work
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Call Number: DVD 2010-67
Description: A dance choreographed by Anna Sokolow inspired by scenes found in The diary of Anne Frank and The last of the just.
Keywords: Holocaust

European Tanztheater [Dance Theatre]
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Call Number: VCR 2000-256
Description: The originators, forms, and repertory of European modern dance.
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Five Dance Films about Place
Series Title: 2006
Call Number: DVD 2012-81
Description: Five site-specific dance films shot on location in rural Wisconsin by Artworks video.
Keywords: Modern Dance

Free to Dance
Series Title: Dance in America; Great Performances
Call Number: DVD 2007- 88
Description: The history of African American dance, with emphasis on the role that African American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance; in 3 parts.
Keywords: African American Dance: History; Choreography

From Broadway: Fosse
Series Title: Great Performances: Dance in America: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2013-172
Description: Broadway production of a 1999 tribute of choreographer Bob Fosse's greatest hits.
Keywords: Musical

Gas heart
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Call Number: DVD 2010-46
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Keywords: Dadaism; Big Dance Theater

Geography Trilogy
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Call Number: DVD 2010-49
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Keywords: Ralph Lemon; African Amercian Dancers

Isadora Duncan: Technique and Repertory
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Call Number: VCR 96-67
Description: History of Duncan's techniques and dance schools.
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Jose Limon: Three Modern Dance Classics
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Call Number: DVD 2007- 41
Description: 1950s production of three of Limon's most famous works--"The Moor's Pavane," "The Traitor," "The Emperor Jones".
Keywords: Ballet; Jose Limon

Last Dance
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Call Number: DVD 2007-193
Description: Documents the genesis of "A Selection," a dance work created in collaboration by Pilobolus Dance Theatre and Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks of the Night Kitchen Theater.
Keywords: Documentary; Pilobolus Dance Theatre; Sendak, Maurice

Living American Theater Dance!
Series Title: 1982
Call Number: DVD 2012-143
Description: Interviews and scenes of rigorous rehearsals by the dance troupe, American Dance Machine.
Keywords: Lee Theodore

Makers of Modern Dance in Germany: Rudolph Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss
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Call Number: DVD 2007-106
Description: Rare archival films, stills and interviews illuminate the rise of modern dance in Europe and its founders, Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman, and Kurt Jooss.
Keywords: Germany

Martha Clarke: Light and Dark
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Call Number: VCR 2000-253
Description: Follows Clarke as she creates an evening of original theatrical dance.
Keywords: Martha Clarke

Men Who Danced
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Call Number: VCR 92-33
Description: Story of first all-male modern dance company in the U.S.
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Merce Cunningham Collection, Volume I
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Call Number: DVD 2007-133
Description: Three films by Elliot Caplan and the choreographer Merce Cunningham: Deli Commedia, Changing Steps, Beach Birds for Camera.
Keywords: Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Robert Rauschenberg Collaborations
Series Title: 1996
Call Number: DVD 2013-157
Description: Three works of the collaboration between Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Cunningham documented by Charles Atlas who worked as the company's filmaker for 10 years to create some of the most iconoclastic artworks of the 20th century.
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Molissa Fenley
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Call Number: VCR 2000-228
Description: Molissa Finley, Philip Glass, and RoseLee Goldberg discuss Finley's work.
Keywords: Interview; Molissa Finley

Murray Louis in a Concert of Solo Dances
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Call Number: DVD 2010-25
Description: Documents Murray Louis's extraordinary career as a dance soloist, drawing on choreography from his first concert in 1953 to today.
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Never Stand Still
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Call Number: DVD 2014-181
Description: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow. Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison, and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance.
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Pilobolus Dance Theatre
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Call Number: VCR 2000-260
Description: Formation of Pilobius Dance Theatre; includes performances; Copy 2 (Copy 1 is "Lost").
Keywords: Documentary

Pina
Series Title: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2013-152
Description: Tribute to Bausch following her death in 2009.
Keywords: Modern Dance

Points in Space
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Call Number: DVD 2007-171
Description: The critically acclaimed collaboration for the screen by choreographer Merce Cunningham, composer John Cage, and filmmaker Elliot Caplan.
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Reflection: Reconstructing Anna Sokolow's Steps of Silence
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Call Number: DVD 2010-68
Description: Presents complete performances of Anna Sokolow's Steps of Silence from 1968 and 2004.
Keywords: Labanotation; Repertory Dance Theatre

Split Sides
Series Title: 2006
Call Number: DVD 2013-158
Description: Four of 32 possible variations of Cunningham's work Split sides (2003), featuring two set designs, two sets of costumes, and two lighting plots.
Keywords: Charles Atlas; Cunningham Dance Foundation

The New Dance Group Gala Concert: An Historic Retrospective of New Dance Gr
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Call Number: DVD 2010-42
Description: The New Dance Group (ca. 1993) recreates 18 dances originally performed by the Group from 1934-1979. Each dance includes an introduction, usually by the original choreographers.
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The Spirit of Dance: Dance Umbrella
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Call Number: DVD 2010-69
Description: On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Dance Umbrella, its founder and director Jeremy Alliger recounts the origin and history of the company.
Keywords: Modern Dance

Tribute to Lester Horton
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Call Number: DVD 2010-66
Description: Dance works by Lester Horton, performed by former members of his company. Performances include Sarong paramibo, Orozco, The beloved, and a portion of the Liberian suite.
Keywords: Modern Dance

Trisha Brown
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Call Number: VCR 2001-314
Description: Part of a series on contemporary masters of American modern dance.
Keywords: Interview; Trisha Brown

Two Dances for the Camera: Epic and De l'eau
Series Title: 1994
Call Number: DVD 2012-72
Description: Two video/dance collaborations by Douglas Rosenberg and choreographer Li Chiao-Ping.
Keywords: Modern Dance

Women's Work
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Call Number: DVD 2010-71
Description: Documentary on a residency by the Urban Bush Women as seen through the eyes of Pofina Williams, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Keywords: African American Dancers