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Vêpres siciliennes,Caterina Beretta, Vêpres siciliennes, rôle de l'automne., Digital ID 1515783, New York Public LibraryThe New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has an extensive dance collection. I love the kinesthetic artistry of physical movement. I was curious about dance libraries and museums, and below are some that I found.

Special Libraries

from the Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers, 40th ed., 2012

Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Library
518 S. Agassiz St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5711 USA
Dance, performance, folklore, ritual, ethnomusicology, manufactured arts, ethnographies

Dance Collection Library
141 George St.
Toronto, ON, Canada M5A 2M6
416-365-3233 / 800-665-5320

Dance Films Association, Inc. Archives
48 W. 21st St., No. 907
New York, NY 10010 USA
Dance on film and videotape

Dance Notation Bureau Library and Archive 111 John St., Ste. 704
New York, NY 10038 USA
Dance notation - Labanotation, Benesh Movement, Eshkol-Wachman Movement; notation theory and reconstruction

Sweden. , Digital ID 1517897, New York Public LibraryDancer Transition Resource Centre - Main Library
The Lynda Hamilton Centre
250 The Esplanade, Ste. 500
Toronto, ON, Canada M5A 1J2
416-595-5655 / 800-667-0851
Dance - career, financial, legal and personal counseling, resources, grants/awards for re-training

Duke University - American Dance Festival Archives
PO Box 90772
Durham, NC 27708-0772 USA
Institutional records of the American Dance Festival and manuscript collections on the history of modern dance

English Folk Dance and Song Society - Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Rd.
London NW1 7AY, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 20 74852206
Traditional music, song, dance, and customs; storytelling; social history; folk revivals

India National Academy of Music, Dance, and Drama Library
Rabindra Bhavan
Ferozshah Rd.
New Delhi 110001, Delhi, India
Phone: 91 11 23381833
Music, dance, drama, performing arts

Israeli Dance Institute Inc. - Resource Information Center
JCRC, Ste. 700
225 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10122 USA
212-983-4806, x143
Israeli folk dance, history of Jewish dance, Israeli and Jewish music, Jewish dance costume

Julliard School - Lila Acheson Wallace Library
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-6588 USA
212-799-5000, x-265
Music, drama, dance

 Kylian),Dream dances / Herbert Migdoll, photographer., Digital ID 98f1838, New York Public LibraryLaban Library and Archives
London SE8 3DZ, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 20 8469 9533
Dance - history, education, choreography, movement, science

Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies Library
520 8th Ave., Ste. 304
New York, NY 10018-6507 USA
Human movement studies, dance, dance movement therapy, cultural studies, artistic inquiry, anthropology and sociology, management styles and corporate team building, conflict resolution, dance and somatics in education, injury prevention and rehabilitation, dance history and philosophy

Library of Congress - Performing Arts Reading Room
101 Independence Ave., SE
James Madison Memorial Bldg., Rm. LM 113
Washington, DC 20540-4710 USA
Music and music literature, dance, and theater of the world, emphasizing Western civilization, American music, opera and librettos, and chamber music; music organizations; literature about music in various languages (excepting Hebraic and Asiatic)

Liverpool John Moores University - I.M. Marsh Learning Resource Centre
Barkhill Rd.
Liverpool L17 6BD, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 151 2313179
Education, dance, sports

Eltinge & Vernon / photograph by Nasib., Digital ID variety_0233v, New York Public LibraryNational Ballet of Canada Archives
470 Queens Quay, W.
Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 3K4
Founding and development of the National Ballet of Canada, research and scholarly work in dance

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Jerome Robbins Dance Division
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-7498 USA
All forms of dance

Ohio State University - Music and Dance Library
166D Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210-1307 USA
Music - history, education, theory and composition, performance; dance

Pacific Northwest Ballet Library
301 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109 USA

Swarthmore College - Underhill Library for Music and Dance
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399 USA

La Sylphe (the Dancer Suffrage) [various postures], Digital ID 1537171, New York Public LibraryThe Lloyd Shaw Foundation - Lloyd Shaw Dance Archives
5506 Coal Ave., SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108 USA
Dancing - square, round, contra, social, folk

University of Copenhagen - Dance Studies Section Library
Bldg. 21, 5th Fl.
Karen Blixens vej 1
DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
Phone: 45 35328195

University of Kansas - Thomas Gorton Music and Dance Library
Murphy Hall, Rm. 240
1530 Naismith Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3102 USA

Alfredo Riva & Jeanne Orr / photograph, no credit given., Digital ID y99f369_111, New York Public LibraryVancouver Ballet Society Library and Archives
Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St., 6th Fl.
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 2G6
Dance history of Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, North America and the UK

Western Michigan University - Harper C. Maybee Music & Dance Library
3006 Dalton Ctr.
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 USA
Music, dance, music theatre


Dance Art Museum of the Americas
National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame


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Dance Libraries and Museums

This is wonderful—your list and the existence of so many repositories!

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