(Yahoo!) - http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Performing_Arts/Dance/
Categories in this directory include: Apparel; Books; Chats and Forums;
Commercial; Dance Photography; Dance Therapy; Dancers; Disabilities; Education;
Events; Festivals; Institutes; Libraries; Museums; News and Media; Notation
and Documentation; Organizations; Performing Groups; Regional Information;
Tour Operators; Web Directories; and Usenet. Dance types with links include:
Ballet; Ballroom; Break Dance; Butoh; Capoeira; Ceroc; Contemporary; Contra
Dancing; Country Western; Exotic Dancing; Flamenco; Folk and Traditional;
Jazz; Line Dance; Merengue; Middle Eastern; Modern; Religious and Sacred
Dance; Renaissance; Salsa; Samba; Scottish Country Dancing; Square Dance;
Swing; Tango; and Tap.
Library: Type of Dance - http://www.artswire.org/Artswire/www/dance/type.html
A collection of links to dance information, organized according to the
type or style of dance (i.e., ballet, ballroom, contemporary, flamenco,
of Modern Ballroom Dancing - http://linus.socs.uts.edu.au/~don/pubs/modern.html
"This article traces the history of the International Dancesport championship
modern standard ballroom dances: Viennese waltz, modern waltz, tango, slow
foxtrot, and quickstep." Includes nice illustrations.
This Web site, from England has information ballroom dances and competitions
throughout the world.
American Ballroom Companion - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/dihome.html
The Library of Congress offers this set of dance instruction manuals from
about 1490 to 1920. Throughout time, the ballroom has been a setting for
ladies and gentlemen to demonstrate dancing abilities, show off the latest
fashions, and illustrate mastery of polite behavior required in society.
Music and Dance - http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/~ladzekpo/
Pictures, streaming video, and lots of information about the dances of
Africa. (C.K. Ladzekpo)
The Balanchine Library
Information and photos of George Balanchine, the famous choreographer who
was so influential on American modern dance and ballet.
US Swing Dance Server - http://www.swingcraze.com/ussds/index.html
Many links to information about swing dance styles, including an article
about "What is swing dancing'" and a lexicon which describes the various
terminology in descriptions of the various swing dance styles and variations.
Pages - http://protis.univ-mrs.fr/~esouche/dance/
Mostly ballet, but some other dance styles are included in this Web site.
Includes links to topics such as: Paris Opera Ballet; Diaghilev's Ballets
Russes; [Martha] Graham; Ballets; Dancers; Choreographers; Ballet composers;
Dance Directory - http://www.SapphireSwan.com/dance/
Links to information on a wide variety of dance types and styles, including
Balkan; Ballet; Ballroom; Belly; Cajun; Chinese; Clogging; Contra; Country
Western; English Country; Flamenco; Folk; Greek; Historical; Hungarian;
Indian; Irish; Jazz; Latin; Lindy Hop; Modern; Morris; Salsa; Samba; Scandinavian;
Scottish; Square; Swing; Tango; Tap; Vintage; and Zydeco. Also links
to dance companies and other information about dance.
Classical Dance - http://www.netaxs.com/~tskramer/dance.html
Various styles of dance from Cambodia as well as links to dance Web sites
on other Asian countries.
World of Butoh Dance - http://www.ne.jp/asahi/butoh/itto/butoh-e.htm
Butoh dance is the avant garde dance originated by Hijikata Tatsumi
in 1960s in Japan. Pictures and background information is available.
Music, and Theaters of Bali - http://www.indo.com/culture/dance_music.html
Dances, music, and the theater of wayang (Indonesian shadow puppets) are
other forms of expression laden with religious meanings for the people
of Bali. Includes images and explanation of the dances. (Bali Online)
Dance Resources - http://www.artslynx.org/dance/
"Dance Links, Ballet Links, and other resources organized into accessible
link libraries. The Dance pages from Artslynx attempt to allow users to
easily navigate to the many amazing dance link libraries available online,
but where we find gaps, Artslynx aims to fill them with it's own original
set of dance and ballet resources. We hope that you find time to explore
this unique dance link collection. All links are screened for high-quality
content by Artslynx Editor, Richard Finkelstein."
Early Moderns - http://www.pitt.edu/~gillis/dance/disp.html
"A historical journey through the early years of modern dancing in the
United States. You will meet some of the most important figures in American
modern dance, see some of the dances they created, hear the music they
worked with, and read about the cultural events that shaped their evolutions."
From a course at the University of Pittsburgh.
Jackson HIStory Museum - http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/MichaelJackson/museum/lowband/lowband_home.html
This brief history of dance focuses primarily on the Western world and
serves as a glimpse into the power of dance in shaping and being shaped
by culture. Connected to Michael Jackson and Sony music.
Dance: Dance Steps - http://sunflower.singnet.com.sg/~telemati/dance/steps/index.html
Written step sequences for popular ballroom dances. Includes: Standard
Ballroom Dances: Foxtrot, Quickstep, Rhythm, Tango, Viennese Waltz, and
Waltz; Standard Latin Dances: Latin Cha Cha, Jive, Mambo, Paso Doble, Rumba,
and Samba; Social Dances: Rock 'n' Roll, Disco Rock, Social Cha Cha, and
Other Dances; Group Dances: Tap and Jazz. (Kace Ong)
Institute of Historical Dance - http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~vfack/ihdp/index.html
Sections with links to information on: Renaissance dance, baroque dance,
English country dance, other historical dance pages, general dance directories,
Dance - http://www.offjazz.com/vid-jazz.htm
Brief online videos of dance routines. QuickTime required for viewing.
and Virtuosity: American Ballet Theatre Now - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/feature14/html/body_resources.html
This site, based on a PBS show, has links to other Web pages about the
American Ballet Theatre including: Body
and Grace: American Ballet Theatre Photographs by Nancy Ellison.
A superb collection of photographs showing the innovative New York ballet
Folk Dance Ensemble - http://www.redshift.com/~damason/horon/
The objective of the Horon Turkish Folk Dance Ensemble, headquartered in
Monterey, California, is to promote Turkish culture through the performance
of music and dance. It also strives to educate the general public and to
build a community of people interested in Turkish dance.
Jareeda, the international news magazine for Middle Eastern dance,
has a very extensive set of links and files related to the origins, history
and performance of the belly dance and other Middle Eastern dances.
of Latin American Dancing - http://linus.socs.uts.edu.au/~don/latin/latin.html
"This article traces the history of the International Dancesport championship
'Latin & American' dances: samba, rumba, paso doble, cha-cha, and jive."
Dance - http://alaskan.com/docs/tlingitdance.html
Brief but interesting information piece about the dance of the Tlingit
people of Alaska.
(Yahoo!) - http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Performing_Arts/Theater/
Categories in this directory include: Regional; Acting; Actors and Actresses;
Applied and Interactive Theater; Awards;
Booksellers; Columns and Columnists; Commedia Dell'Arte; Commercial; Cultures
and Groups; Directing; Drama Therapy;
Dramaturgy; Education; Employment; Events; History; Improvisation; Institutes;
Journals; Kabuki; Kyogen and Noh; Magazines; Musicals; Mystery Plays; Organizations;
Physical Theater; Plays; Playwrights; Rakugo; Reviews; Shadow Theater;
Shows; Stage Combat; Theater Companies; Vaudeville; Web Directories; Youth
Theater; and Usenet.
Shepard's Storybook: Folktales, Tall Tales, Legends & More
A collection of scripts for readers' theater provided by storyteller, Aaron
Shepard. Available for free educational use.
El Teatro Campesino
Home of El Teatro Campesino, where you can find Teatro's colorful history
and optimistic future, its founding director Luis Valdez, and meet Teatro
Campesino's newest generation of creative forces, "Chicanos on the Run."
On Broadway WWW
The On Broadway WWW Information Page include On-Broadway as well as Off-Broadway
and Off-Off-Broadway plays and musicals.
& Playwrights Home Page - http://www.teleport.com/~cdeemer/scrwriter.html
This page, which is frequently updated, is designed to meet the special
needs of screen writers and playwrights.
The Dramatic Exchange
The Dramatic Exchange is dedicated to archiving and distributing scripts,
a place for playwrights to "publish" and distribute their plays, a place
for producers to find new plays they might want to produce, and a place
for anyone who is interested in drama to browse.
The Costume Site
Need a costume for your drama or dance? Look here for it, plus many, many
other related links to information. A great place to do historical research.
of Costume - http://www.siue.edu/COSTUMES/history.html
"The History of Costume, by Braun and Schneider, was originally
published from 1861 to 1880 in Munich, and consisted of historical dress
from antiquity to the end of the 19th century. It is an excellent source
for students who are studying the history of fashion and for costume designers."
For Everyone - http://www.fix.co.jp/kabuki/kabuki.html
A superb site dedicated to exploring, explaining, and appreciating the
classic form of Japanese theater known as "Kabuki". "Kabuki plays and dances
may be about grand historical events or the everyday life of people in
the Edo period (1600-1868)."
Home Page - http://www.sagecraft.com/puppetry/
Many excellent links to things related to puppetry, classified into various
styles and traditions: definitions, theaters, festivals, organizations,
and many more interesting sites. Go down the page to see links to these
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