Dance

International Index to the Performing Arts

Alternative Titles
International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA)
IIPA
Description

This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. It also retrospectively indexes 63 periodical titles as far back as 1864. IIPA covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1998 - (with retrospective coverage of selected titles)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9551
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Description

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organizations involved in the dance world. It embraces the new activity within traditional forms like ballet as well as the stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers and the many dance forms imported from the rest of the world. There is information on classical ballet, Spanish flamenco, Indian Bharata Natyam, Japanese Butoh, and jazz. The volume also covers post-modern dance, examining everything from Balanchine to recent practitioners of Eurocrash, minimalism, and contact improvisation. Ranging from the history of music to the changing design of the ballet shoe, this is a comprehensive dictionary compiled by two leading authorities on dance.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8753
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

JSTOR

Alternative Titles
Journal Storage Project, J-STOR, J STOR, JSTORE
Journals - Archive Collections
Description

Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Includes content from ten of the eleven JSTOR multi-disciplinary Journals Archives Collections (Arts & Sciences I through IX; and Life Sciences) and nearly all of the JSTOR discipline-specific Journals Archives Collections (Biological Sciences, Business I and II, Ecology & Botany, Health & General Sciences, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, and Music).

In addition, JSTOR now also includes the full text of current issues (up to the latest issue) for selected journals from selected publishers, including the University of Chicago Press.

Please note: U-M does not currently have access to the following JSTOR Journals Archives Collections: Arts & Sciences X (ten); Ireland; and Business III.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Dates of coverage vary by journal title. All go back to the very first issue published, but most have a "moving wall" embargo that excludes issues from the most recent X years (where X can be anywhere from 0 up to 10 years, depending on the particular journal; most are in the 3 to 5 year embargo range).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8235
Mobile Version
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Access
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Subjects

Article Indexes - Dance

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text [EBSCO]
Coverage: 1984 -
Description: Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performing arts in 126 countries. Includes more than 170 full-text journals, as well as more than 360 full-text books & monographs.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature [ProQuest]
Coverage: 1967 -
Description: An international bibliography of scholarly writings on music and related disciplines, in 202 languages, classified by topic. Includes original-language titles, title translations in English, full bibliographic information, and abstracts in English.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

International Index to Performing Arts [ProQuest]
Coverage: 1998 - (with retrospective coverage of selected titles)
Description: Indexes articles in more than 250 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals. Covers a broad spectrum of the performing arts including dance, film, television, drama and theater. Most titles are indexed from 1998 onward but there is also retrospective access to many selected titles.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

JSTOR
Coverage: Dates of coverage vary by journal title (all are from first issue to most recent 3-5 years).
Description: Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Contains just three dance titles (see list here), but is also good for finding interdisciplinary materials.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

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Last modified: 03/03/2014

Call Number Outline for Dance

GV 1580-1799.4 : Dancing

  • GV 1580 Periodicals
  • GV 1585 Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
  • GV 1587 Terminology. Abbreviations. Notation
  • GV 1587.5 Directories
  • GV 1588 Philosophy
  • GV 1589 Study and teaching. Research
  • GV 1590-1594 General works
  • GV 1595 General special (Special aspects of the subject as a whole)
  • GV 1596 Pictorial works
  • GV 1597 Dance as a profession
  • GV 1599 Addresses, essays, lectures
  • GV 1600 Dance criticism. Appreciation
  • GV 1601-1728 Dance history
    • GV 1607-1619 By period
      • GV 1607-1613 Ancient
      • GV 1615 Medieval
      • GV 1617-1619 Modern
    • GV 1621-1728 By region or country
      • GV 1621-1625 North America
      • GV 1626-1641 Latin America
      • GV 1643-1688 Europe
      • GV 1689-1704 Asia
      • GV 1705-1713 Africa
      • GV 1715-1728 Pacific
  • GV 1743 National dances. Folk dances and dancing (General)
  • GV 1746-1771 Social dancing. Ballroom dancing
  • GV 1779 Dance in motion pictures, television, etc.
  • GV 1781-1795 Theatrical dance
    • GV 1781 General
    • GV 1781.2 Improvisation
    • GV 1782 Production and staging
    • GV 1782.5 Choreography
    • GV 1783 Modern or expressionistic dance. Revival of classical dance
    • GV 1784 Jazz dance
    • GV 1785 Biography
      • GV 1785 .A1 Collective
      • GV 1785 .A2-Z Individual
    • GV 1786 Dance groups or companies
    • GV 1787-1790 Ballet
      • GV 1787 General
      • GV 1788 Technique
      • GV 1788.5 Study and teaching. Research 
      • GV 1790 Ballets
    • GV 1794 Tap dancing
  • GV 1796 Special dances

Other Areas for Dance

  • QP 310 .D35 Physiology. Dancing
  • RC 489 .D3 Dance therapy
  • RC 1220 .D35 Sports medicine. Dancing
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Streaming Video

Classical Music in Video
Description: Classical Music in Video currently contains over 730 videos of classical music performances and masterclasses. The collection includes performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world. Also available through Music & Performing Arts, a cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Naxos Video Library
Description: Naxos Video Library is a performing arts video library currently containing over 1,300 operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Opera in Video
Description: Opera in Video currently contains almost 300 opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. The collection presents an overview of the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon. Performances cover the full range of operatic composition, from the Baroque to the 20th century. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide of the major operas allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors. Also available through Music & Performing Arts, a cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Dance in Video
Description: Dance in Video contains 700 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. Included are classic performances from 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 range of 20th century dance styles. Also available through Music & Performing Arts, a cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Theatre in Video
Description: Provides streaming video access to original productions of plays, along with film documentaries on the subject of theater. The current release contains over 400 titles. Also available through Music & Performing Arts, a cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

BBC Shakespeare Plays
Description: Provides streaming video access to all 37 Shakespeare plays, unabridged, performed by renowned British actors and originally broadcast on BBC2 between 1978 and 1985.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

OntheBoards.tv
Description: Provides streaming video access to contemporary theatre performances filmed at On the Boards in Seattle, WA, as well as in peer theaters across the country. The performances present a snapshot of the best new works by some of the most provocative artists working in dance, theater, and music.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

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Last modified: 04/16/2014

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Other Sources

Oxford Music Online (The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music)
Coverage: Second edition
Description: The authoritative standard for English-language music dictionaries, covering all aspects of music, including biographies, definitions of terms, musical examples, lists of works, links to sounds, and more. Includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, as well as The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2d ed, revised (2006) and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th ed (2006).
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Description: A comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. Includes over 1,200 essays, images from 10 sources, and hundreds of audio examples. Each volume contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instrument, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Coverage: Fourth edition
Description: This encyclopedia's 30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. The expanded fourth edition includes thousands of new entries on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. Also available through Oxford Music Online, a cross-searchable portal of music dictionaries and encyclopedias offered by Oxford University Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

IPA Source
Description: Contains over 5600 International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. IPA Source is searchable by composer, poet, title, opera aria and Latin text. Texts are available as downloadable PDFs.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Orchestral Music Online
Coverage: Fourth edition
Description: This database provides basic information for over 7,000 orchestral works by nearly 1,000 composers, including a work's instrumentation, movements, duration, and publishers. Allows searching by composer, title, keyword, duration, and performing forces.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

RISM: International Inventory of Musical Sources after 1600 [EBSCO]
Coverage: after 1600 (mainly 1600-1850)
Description: The most comprehensive annotated index to music manuscripts produced after 1600 with over 650,000 records containing bibliographic information, manuscript locations, musical incipits, and bibliographic citations.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Musical America.com
Description: The online version of the annual Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts. Provides news, feature articles, performance reviews and searchable industry contact listings which are updated quarterly.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Oxford History of Western Music
Description: Covers the history of the development of Western music, originally published in five volumes by Richard Taruskin.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Oxford Dictionary of Dance
Description: The Oxford Dictionary of Dance offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organizations involved in the dance world.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Oxford Companion to Music
Description: This new edition of the classic reference work includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject. Also available through Oxford Music Online, a cross-searchable portal of music dictionaries and encyclopedias offered by Oxford University Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Oxford Dictionary of Music
Description: Includes over 12,000 entries on composers, performers, conductors, directors, critics, and scholars; musical terms, styles, and forms; as well as instruments, individual works, performance venues, and a host of other topics. Also available through Oxford Music Online, a cross-searchable portal of music dictionaries and encyclopedias offered by Oxford University Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Grove Book of Operas
Description: A collection of synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas. Each entry is written by a leading authority on the opera and includes a full synopsis of the plot, a cast list, a note on the singers in the original production, and information on the origins of the work and its literary and social background.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

New Grove Book of Opera Singers
Description: A collection of authoritative biographies of opera singers containing entries that include basic information such as birth date, vocal style, first debut, most memorable roles, as well as colorful portraits of the singer's personality and vocal style and evaluations of their place in operatic history.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

A Dictionary of Opera Characters
Description: Containing over 2,500 operatic characters, this guide gives plot synopses for over 250 operas and operettas, and details full information on each operatic role, including its creator and notable performers.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

RELICS: Renaissance Liturgical Imprints Census
Coverage: 1450-1600
Description: A database of citations to nearly 14,000 liturgical titles printed in Europe between 1450 and 1600, with listings of holding libraries in the U.S. and Europe.
Access: Open to all internet users.

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