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Dance: Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Recomended databases, e-journals, and resources on dance.

Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Ballet Guide: Background, Listings, Credits and Descriptions of More than Five Hundred of the World's Major Ballets

GV1790.A1 T47 Ougl Stacks

A brief history of the ballet is followed by an alphabetically arrangedl isting of more than 500 major ballets giving the plot, staging, choreographer, composer, date and place of the first performance, and the dancers that originally appeared in the work.

International Dictionary of Ballet GV1585.I57 1993 v.1-2 Ougl Reference & Suzzallo/Allen Stacks

750 entries covering individual artists (dancers, choreographers, comosers, teachers, etc.), individual ballets, and ballet companies.

International Dictionary of Modern Dance GV1585.I58 1998 Ougl Reference & Suzzallo/Allen Reference

400 signed entries on all aspects of modern dance. The majority treat individuals who have influenced the art since the 19th century and include biographical details, dates, education, awards, roles (if they were performers), and specific works.

Modern Dance Terminology GV1585.L65 1997 Suzzallo/Allen Stacks

Provides good coverage of terms and serves as a companion to the International Dictionary of Modern Dance.