This guide gives an overview of resources and information for research about dance.
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The two titles listed below are the standard points of first reference when doing research on dance and music. They are comprehensive multi-volume sets and will provide you with a broad base on which to begin.
International Encyclopedia of Dance
by Dance Perspectives Staff; Selma Jeanne Cohen (Ed.)
Call Number: REF GV1585.I586 2004 (LC)
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Also available electronically (ebook) via the Fordham Library Catalog.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
by Stanley Sadie (Ed.); John Tyrrell (Ed.)
Call Number: REF ML100 .N48 2001 V. 1-V.29 (RH LC)
New York, NY: Grove Dictionaries, 2001.
Also available electronically (ebook) via the Fordham Library Catalog
Dance Research Guide
Source: Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alvin Ailey and Nathaniel Horne compete for the affections of Minnie Marshall in this dance from Alvin Ailey's Blues Suite." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1958.