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Dance: Videos, Images & Music

A great starting point for your research papers and projects. Provided to you by your Dance Librarian.

Dance Images

Ruth St. Denis in Radha (1906)
from the New York Public Library
Digital Gallery.

Video Resources

Doing research papers can be difficult. How do you choose a topic to research?
How do you choose which resources to use? There are so many decisions to make along the way.
The videos below lend insight into the processes involved in making good choices - whether they be academic, professional or even personal.


Dr. Sheena Iyengar is considered an expert on the the idea of CHOICE.
What do we choose, and why and how do we choose one thing and not another,
and how do we feel about our choices?
Dr. Iyengar has written a very popular book called The Art of Choosing, and in the videos below she discusses the book's basic concepts.

In this short video (2:37), she discusses her book:

In this longer video (27:18), she speaks at a conference which features talks by the world's leading thinkers:


This database of online videos contains 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioners of modern concert dance. Included are clasic performances from the top ballet companies, experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes, documentaries by and about leading choreographers, videos on dance training and other items covering a wide erange of 20th century dance styles. From Alexander Street Press.

Use the link below to get to the database.

Dance in Video database

Use the following links to get to individual dance videos from the famous "Dancing" series...

Wayne State Libraries Licensed Streaming Video

More Dance Videos

Music Resources