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Dance on Camera: A Guide to Dance Films and Videos
     

Dance on Camera: A Guide to Dance Films and Videos

by Louise Spain, Jacques d'Amboise (Foreword by)
 

Dance on Camera, the most comprehensive resource available on dance films and videos in current distribution in the United States, is an essential tool for any dance and/or film reference collection. Following a foreword by Jacques d'Amboise, former principal dancer and choreographer for the New York City Ballet, are five essays by recognized authorities in the

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Dance on Camera, the most comprehensive resource available on dance films and videos in current distribution in the United States, is an essential tool for any dance and/or film reference collection. Following a foreword by Jacques d'Amboise, former principal dancer and choreographer for the New York City Ballet, are five essays by recognized authorities in the field, and ten exhaustive indexes. The main section, arranged alphabetically by film title, lists and annotates approximately 1400 films and videos, covering the full range of dance from around the world. Each entry includes the date of production, running time, format and distributor; credits are given for producer, director, choreographer, principal dancers, dance company, and composer. A brief description indicates the content, names of the excerpts or full-length dances included, and often titles of other related films. Coverage is through 1996. Films are indexed by series title, by award(s) won, by subject, and by dances excerpted in the film. A directory of distributors provides a quick and easy look-up for order information. A list of dance/film resources, both domestic and international, rounds out the volume. Illustrated with stills from a variety of dance films and videos.

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
...delivers exactly what it promises...
Dance Spirit
...each listing is cross-reference acording to the director.
Dance Magazine
...the most comprehensive volume on the subject...an invaluable tool and source of potential pleasure for people eager to learn what is available on film and video and how to get hold of it.
CHOICE
Especially useful for dance educators, researchers, and practitioners...a third larger than before...indexes have doubled in size...for all libraries serving dance programs.
American Reference Books Annual
...tastefully done...as a ready source of information, the compendium does what it sets out to do with a minimum of fuss.
Reference and Research Book News
...a comprehensive resource...thoroughly indexed...
Choice
Especially useful for dance educators, researchers, and practitioners...a third larger than before...indexes have doubled in size...for all libraries serving dance programs.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...tastefully done...as a ready source of information, the compendium does what it sets out to do with a minimum of fuss.
7/1/1998 Booklist
...the indexes, which the Board called the most useful feature of the previous work, have been greatly expanded...
Booknews
A comprehensive resource that lists and annotates approximately 1,400 films and videos in current distribution. Entries are arranged alphabetically by title and include information on date of production, running time, format, distributor, whether b&w or color, credits, a brief description of content, and names of dances. Thoroughly indexed to provide a variety of search possibilities and contains a directory of distributors and a list of domestic and international resources. Contains some b&w illustrations and five introductory essays by experts in the field of dance. Oversize: (8.25x11.25<">) Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810833036
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Louise Spain is associate professor and director of Media Services, La Guardia Community College, City University of New York. She is president of the Board of Directors of Dance Films Association.

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