Print Book Locations in Parks Library (GV1580 - GV1800)
Most if not all books that you find in our catalog on the topics of dance history and dance philosophy will be located in the call number range of GV1580 - GV1800. This call number range can be found in Parks Library on Floor 2.
Online Reference Works
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance by Debra Craine; Judith MackrellWith over 2,600 entries, the second edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Dance is a unique single volume reference on all aspects of dance performance written by two leading dance writers, Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell. The work covers all aspects of the diverse dance world from classicalballet to modern, from flamenco to hip-hop, from tap to South Asian dance forms and includes detailed entries on technical terms, steps, styles, works and countries, in addition to many biographies of dancers, choreographers, and companies. During the last thirty years the boundaries of dance have been radically redrawn. There has been an explosion of new activity within traditional forms like ballet, a stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers, and there is a growing appreciation of cultural danceforms from around the world. Fans today are likely to attend performances as varied as Spanish flamenco, Indian bharata natyam, Japanese butoh, classical ballet, and post-modern dance. With an emphasis on performance - the dance we see in our theatres today - readers will find both fact and analysison a wide range of subjects, from styles of dance and the history of dance companies and their productions, to dancers, choreographers, and technical terms.With 150 new entries, this new edition charts developments that have occurred over the last ten years, including the rise of new digital technology in the creation and staging of dance and the move to the mainstream of formerly fringe genres such as hip-hop, as well as the arrival of a newgeneration of dancers and choreographers to the scene.
also can loan books from partner Iowa academic libraries
Interlibrary loan, this means that we can get you a book, article, dvd, most things really, that another library owns if we don't own it ourselves. There is no cost to you, and most ILL [physical] items are here within 1 week. Articles and book chapters usually are e-mailed within 24 hours.
Locate titles of interest using Worldcat (a massive catalog containing information for approx 90% of academic libraries in the United States)