Dance in Video
With Dance in Video, Alexander Street Press captures dance performances from the stage and brings them directly to your computer screen through online streaming video--including 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the twentieth century. Dance as an art form is ephemeral--there are rarely scripts to study, no commonly used notation to analyze--making a live performance vital for study and research. Dance in Video provides the visual element necessary for appreciation and analysis. Students and researchers can at last discover and revisit great performances and learn from the dancers, choreographers, and directors who have perfected the craft. These important performances now can become a permanent part of the curriculum. Dance in Video is one of the first releases in the Alexander Street series of Critical Video Editions, which makes video more useful and functional for scholarship than ever before. You can browse, search, and cite the videos to the exact moment. New tools let you make custom clips of the performances and assemble them into class-specific playlists. For the first time, students, instructors, and researchers can bookmark specific dance styles and staging examples--even a single motion--with permanent, per-second URLs, and then annotate them, share them, email them, include them in papers and course reserves, use them with course management applications, and see playlists created by other users around the world.