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Welcome to the Dance Subject Guide. This guide provides you with information and links to enable you to find out more about Library resources and support in your subject area.

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Dance films and documentaries from Kanopy

Kanopy

Kanopy provides access to critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more.

When off campus, please click on the Log in to Montfort icon. You will then need to enter your DMU Single Sign On username and password to access the Kanopy site.

You can also download a Kanopy app for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices. You can find more information about the Kanopy app via the Kanopy support pages.

Martha Graham offers insight into her theories about dance

Martha Graham: Dance on Film - a dancer's world

Dancer, Choreographer, and Teacher Martha Graham offers insight into her theories about dance while the members of her world famous troupe display a number of their dance techniques in performance.

 

Kanopy

Kanopy provides access to critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more.

When off campus, please click on the Log in to Montfort icon. You will then need to enter your DMU Single Sign On username and password to access the Kanopy site.

You can also download a Kanopy app for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices. You can find more information about the Kanopy app via the Kanopy support pages.

Making Dances: 7 postmodern choreographers

Making Dances: 7 postmodern choreographers

Made in 1980, this film explores the contemporary dance scene through the work of seven New York-based choreographers. They discuss the nature of dance and the evolution of their own work. Filmed at rehearsals, performances, and during interviews, the film is a unique primary source. The artistic roots of these seven artists can be found in Martha Graham's concern with modern life as a subject for dance and in Merce Cunningham's emphasis on the nature of movement. In the 1960s, the interaction of art forms generated choreographic innovations. Especially influential was John Cage, whose radical ideas served as a point of departure for much of the new choreography.

Kanopy

Kanopy provides access to critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more.

When off campus, please click on the Log in to Montfort icon. You will then need to enter your DMU Single Sign On username and password to access the Kanopy site.

You can also download a Kanopy app for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices. You can find more information about the Kanopy app via the Kanopy support pages.

Five former breakdancers reflect on the UK Hip Hop scene of the early 1980s

NG83: when we were B Boys

Five former breakdancers reflect on their youthful rites of passage through the vibrant UK Hip Hop scene of the early 1980s and how it allowed them to escape the confines of life on inner city housing estates.

As the wild energy of the scene burned out their adolescent dreams met the realities of adulthood. But the scene had a lasting legacy on their lives - once a B Boy, always a B Boy... and then a tragic event gives them an unexpected chance to recapture the past.

 

Kanopy

Kanopy provides access to critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more.

When off campus, please click on the Log in to Montfort icon. You will then need to enter your DMU Single Sign On username and password to access the Kanopy site.

You can also download a Kanopy app for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices. You can find more information about the Kanopy app via the Kanopy support pages.

Butoh is a theatre of improvisation which places the personal experiences of the dancer centre-stage

Butoh: body on the edge of crisis

Although Butoh is often viewed as Japan's equivalent of modern dance, in actuality it has little to do with the rational principles of modernism. Butoh is a theatre of improvisation which places the personal experiences of the dancer on center-stage. The dancer is used as a medium to his or her inner life, but not for the portrayal of day to day existence. A Dionysian dance of nudity, eroticism, and sexuality, Butoh's scale of expression ranges from meditative tenderness to excessive grotesqueness. By reestablishing the ancient Japanese connection of dance, music, and masks, and by recalling the Buddhist death dances of rural Japan, Butoh incorporates much traditional theatre. At the same time, it is a movement of resistance against the abandonment of traditional culture to a highly organized consumer-oriented society. An alliance of tradition and rebellion, Butoh is one of the most fascinating underground dance movements. 

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