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Circulating Dance Collection

Second Floor

Phone: (917) 275-6975

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

The circulating dance collection consists of an extensive array of books which illuminate all aspects of theatrical and non-theatrical forms of dance. The collection is especially strong in dance history, dance instruction, and biographies of leading dance figures. The collection is further enhanced by periodicals and commercial videos and DVDs.

In addition, the collection contains material on related subjects including anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, exercise, mime, the aesthetics of movement, dance design (costumes, scenery, and lighting,) and rites and ceremonies in which dance is an element. Dance-related sports and movement activities including figure skating, gymnastics, synchronized swimming, fencing, yoga, and martial arts are also represented. The dance circulating collection also has standard reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries on dance and related subjects to aid the researcher in the field.

Books

  • Material on all forms of dance
  • Related fields: anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, exercise, mime, the aesthetics of movement, dance design (costumes, scenery, and lighting), rites and ceremonies in which dance is an element.
  • Dance-related sports and movement activities, including figure skating, gymnastics, and synchronized swimming. Also yoga, martial arts (very limited).