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Resources in the University of Minnesota Libraries
  • International Encyclopedia of Dance Online Authentication Required
    With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance: theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers
  • Performing Arts Periodicals Database (formerly called International Index to Performing Arts)
    This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 international periodicals, plus full text for more than 100 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. 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.
Related University of Minnesota Sites Electronic Journals
  • Performing Arts Journal Authentication Required
    Starting 1998, title changed to "PAJ : A Journal of Performance and Art"
    • Location(s): Online Access
  • Dance Magazine Authentication Required
    • Location(s): Online access. The library also has physical copies.
Other Helpful Sites
  • America's Irreplacable Dance Treasures: The First 100
    The DHC has converted the exhibition to a permanent online resource which provides accessible scholarly writing, still and moving images, and research guides for each subject. One hundred new essays of 1,000-2,000 words have been commissioned from an array of dance scholars, academics, critics, advanced students, dancers and choreographers. Each Treasure has an individual page, with the introductions written by scholars Norton Owen and Lynn Garafola for the traveling exhibition, images and video clips, and links to the new essays and resources for further research. The exhibition is intended as an educational resource to improve dance literacy, as a tribute to the achievements and legacy of American dance, and as a sampling of the best in dance history and critical writing.
  • Dance Collection Online
    The Dance Catalog lists works about all forms of dance, from all cultures, in print and other media. It includes materials in many languages and serves as an index to an international range of dance periodicals.

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