Entries from Notes from the University of Illinois Music Library tagged with 'dance'

The top 12 things you should know about MPAL

Whether you are new to the University of Illinois or a seasoned grad student, here are a few things you may not know about the Music and Performing Arts Library. Print, audio/visual, online...you name it, we've got it 1. Our...

New online video resources for dance and opera

MPAL has two new video resources available: Dance in Video and Opera in Video. Dance in Video Performances and documentaries, searchable and browseable by artist, genre, and material type. Opera in Video Performances, interviews, and documentaries searchable and browseable These...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive

Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive is a new online video collection of Festival artists from 1937 to today. "Dance Interactive lets you dive in to video clips of iconic Jacob's Pillow performances by Kyle Abraham, Nina Ananiashvili, Savion Glover, Cynthia Gregory,...

Additional full text options in IIMP and IIPA

There are now more full text link options for the International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) and the International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) databases. If the full text of an article is available directly from one of those...

Choreography in musicals

One Singular (Choreographed) Sensation By ALASTAIR MACAULAY Published: May 27, 2009 NY Times...

Why is choreography male dominated?

Dance world 'failing to celebrate women' Charlotte Higgins guardian.co.uk, Monday 11 May 2009...

Are tutus over?

'It's like wearing a big plate' Judith Mackrell The Guardian, Thursday 8 January 2009 They cost a fortune, take ages to make, irritate male dancers and catch on the scenery. Tutus are everywhere right now. But could they be on...

Dancers with and without legs challenge limits

Step-by-step guide to dance: Candoco Sanjoy Roy guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 6 January 2009 They have performed with wheelchairs and crutches, but Candoco's groundbreaking performers refuse to be dismissed as 'disabled dancers'....

Diaghilev Centenary

Mastermind of modern ballet By Clement Crisp (FT.com) Published: January 2 2009 22:31 There will be a great deal written and, especially, shown in exhibition this year about Sergey Pavlovich Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes – not that there has...

UI grad students interpret research through dance

News Gazette story Dec 6, 2008...

Music, Dance, and Theatre groups recipients of national arts medals

3 Academics and a Student Chorus Are Among Recipients of National Medals Chronicle of Higher Education By REEVES WIEDEMAN Tuesday, November 18, 2008 "...the Fisk Jubilee Singers were among four organizations honored [with National Medals of Arts]. The group, a...

Dance Education (K-12) article

A Nonverbal Language for Imagining and Learning: Dance Education in K–12 Curriculum Judith Lynne Hanna Educational Researcher, November 2008 "Dismissive views of dance and few resources for developing and scientifically evaluating dance programs generally have kept dance education out of,...

From Paris, an ad hoc, urban ballet

From Paris, an ad hoc, urban ballet by Simon Marks International Herald Tribune October 14, 2008 "The idea was to travel across the urban landscape as gracefully, intelligently and dynamically as possible. The practitioners - "traceurs," from the French verb...

Paul Taylor Dance Company needs new home

A Clothing Shop Moves Up, and a Dance Company Must Move Out By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: October 7, 2008 After 20 years, the Paul Taylor Dance Company is being evicted from its home in SoHo to make way for...

Trey McIntyre Project

The Trey McIntyre Project begins inaugural tour By Susan Reiter, Special to The Times (LA) September 21, 2008 "TREY MCINTYRE'S initial experience with ballet did not augur well for a career in dance. 'I would skip class a lot. My...

Step-by-step guide to dance: Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham Sanjoy Roy, guardian.co.uk Tuesday September 16 2008 In the first of a new series demystifying major choreographers and companies, Sanjoy Roy celebrates the work of Merce Cunningham: the Zen master of modern dance. Includes video clips....

Death by Dancing

'Dancing Plague' and Other Odd Afflictions Explained Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Aug. 1, 2008 In July of 1518, a woman referred to as Frau Troffea stepped into a narrow street in Strasbourg, France and began a fervent dancing vigil that...

YouTube and Research

It comes as no surprise that students use YouTube for fun and for research, because it's easy to use and has a lot of content. Respected music writer Norman Lebrecht writes about how he too has been pulled into YouTube....

New journals area

You might have noticed the new journals display area near the reading room on the first floor. We've selected several dozen of the top journal titles in music, dance, and theatre, and will display current issues face-out (recent issues are...

Theatre and Performing Arts blog

A thought-provoking blog focusing on theatre and the performing arts from the UK's Guardian. I think this source is useful for several reasons, not least for its international perspective. Here are a few recent entries to illustrate: Is Ballet's Future...

World Dance and Music DVDs

The Music Library has many resources in many formats. The JVC Smithsonian Folkways Video Anthology of Music and Dance is an indispensable resource for those study music, dance, and cultures of America and other nations. The series is divided into...

What makes or breaks an artist?

From Chronicle of Higher Education New Survey Will Examine What Makes Arts-School Graduates Succeed or Fail By CAROLYN MOONEY May 1, 2008...

Search Music Index and RILM at the same time (and more!)

Several of our music and other databases are available through the same vendor (Ebsco). This means that you can search in more than one of these databases simultaneously. 1. Go to the Online Research Resources page 2. Do a title...

American Dance Festival

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the American Dance Festival, held in Durham, NC. Eiko and Koma, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Pilobolus, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company are just a few of this year's performers. The Festival runs...

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