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Dance Studies

A guide to research in Dance Studies

Japanese Dance: Succession of a Kyomai Master

With a gracefulness equal to its subject, this intriguing program goes behind the scenes to film for the first time the private world of kyomai, Kyoto-style dance. The efforts of the 95-year-old reigning master, Inoue Yachiyo IV, to prepare her 43-year-old granddaughter to become her successor are deftly captured amidst footage of training sessions and performances; rare film clips of Yachiyo IV and her predecessor, Yachiyo III, on stage; background on the history of kyomai; and insights into the education of geisha, chief practitioners of this centuries-old form of Japanese dance.

Films on Demand

State-of-the-art streaming video platform produced by the Films Media Group (FMG).  Streaming video content, ranging from clips to complete documentary films, may be incorporated into content management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic library card catalog systems. 

NOTE: A User Account must be set up to create and share customized playlists, save favorite videos for quick access, and set default preferences. 

American History in Video

Dance in Video will contain five hundred hours of 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 pioneers of modern concert dance.

The Dancer and the Dance

 Ethnographic Video Online brings together a wide range of streaming video, covering human behavior the world over. 

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were born four years and seventy-one miles apart into a world ruled entirely by men. But by the time their lives were over, they would've changed for the better the lives of the majority of American citizens.

Freedom's Road: Slavery & The Opposition

For 250 years, America was a haven of human bondage. The issue split the country in two and the argument about slavery's future would only be settled by blood.

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