DANCE VIDEOS AND BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR CHECK OUT
A Tribute to Alvin Ailey (Grades 6 & up *103min/1990) VHS
One of the first choreographers to include pieces that explored the experiences of African-
Americans. Your students begin to understand why Ailey’s work in modern dance is so
Denishawn The Birth of Modern Dance (Grades 6 & Up*40min/1988) VHS
One of the most influential modern dance companies in America, Denishawn has been
thriving fornearly a century!
Denishawn Dance On (Grades 6 & Up*100min/2002) VHS See dances that tell stories with
Behind the Scenes with David Parsons (Grades 2 & Up*30min/19920 VHS
Introduce your students to a modern master whose creative interpretations challenge
dancers and dazzle audiences.
Biography Bob Fosse (Grades 7 & Up*50min/2000) VHS
His name is synonymous with Broadway. Bob Fosse was the man behind such hits as Damn
Yankees, Chicago and the pajama game. The first to ever be awarded a Grammy, Oscar,
and Tony all in the same year!
Paul Taylor Dancemaker (Grades 8 & Up*98min/1998) DVD
What does it take to become a prominent contemporary choreographer? Students get a rare
glimpse into the world of a dance professional and explore different career opportunities in
performing arts. Watch the creative collaboration between the dancer and choreographer.
Dancing (set of 8 58 min/1993) VHS
This fascinating 8-part series probes the traditions of dance in communities around the
world - from the often misunderstood waltz to the eloquent gestures of an Asante court
dancer in Ghana, and from the latest hip-hop in Morocco to a ballet class in Russia and a
modern dance rehearsal in New York. Filmed on location on five continents, Dancing
explores the oldest and most compelling of languages: the art of communication called
1: The Power of Dance,
2: Lord of the Dance,
3: Sex & Social Dance,
4: Dance at Court,
5: New Worlds, New Forms,
6: Dance Center stage,
7: The Indiv