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  1. Margot Fonteyn (2012)

    Subject
    Dance; Women’s studies

    A short podcast looking at the life and legacy of Margot Fonteyn, widely considered to be one of the greatest classical dancers of the 20th century. Part of The New Elizabethans, a series presented by James...

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  2. Way of the Morris (2011)

    Director
    Tim Plester
    Subject
    Dance; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 63 minutes), £13.40

    Morris Dancing is a form of English folk dancing that dates back to the 15th Century, in which men in costumes adorned with bells would offer their version of the dance of the Moors, with scarves, sticks and...

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  3. Mondays with Merce (2008)

    Subject
    Dance

    Beginning in September 2008, the Merce Cunningham Studio will broadcast a series of 26 live webcasts every other Monday. These 30-40 minute sessions, MONDAYS WITH MERCE, will be available for free download...

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  4. Surviving Chau (2006)

    Director
    Mainak Bhaumik
    Subject
    Anthropology; Dance; Development studies; Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1, 50 minutes), $195.00

    This documentary maps the evolution of the ancient ethnic dance form of Chau - an athletic dance of India done by men in masks - from an anthropological and sociological perspective. In addition to following...

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  5. Sound Bodies (1998)

    Subject
    Dance

    Contemporary dance film. Everyday human activity is rendered extraordinary. Two singer-dancers interact with heavily post-produced front-projected video images and a specially composed electro-acoustic...

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  6. Music of the ‘Speare (Multimedia)

    Subject
    Dance; Drama; Music

    A multi-media performance with flutist/vocalist Ellen Waterman, The Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME) at the University of Guelph, and Video Artist Kenneth Doren who re-interpret existing adaptations of...

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  7. Masters of Modern Dance (5 Parts)

    Subject
    Dance

    A series of five, 40-minute programmes produced as part of the PBS NewsHour’s arts coverage. Five of the world’s most renowned modern dance choreographers talk in depth about their passion for their...

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  8. Mats Ek’s Juliet and Romeo (Television)

    Director
    Thomas Grimm
    Subject
    Dance; Drama; Women’s studies

    A full-length, ballet based on Williams Shakespeare’s tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet. The Royal Swedish Ballet performs to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The musical adaptation is by Anders Högstedt.

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