A Core Collection in Dance

$29.00 (ACRL members less 10%), 258p.; 0-8389-8118-6; 2001

Mary E. Edsall, editor


A bibliography of selected print and nonprint materials, including new media, about dance that are recommended for inclusion in libraries that support undergraduate curricula and/or a significant dance community. All forms and styles of dance are represented as well as all geographic areas. Intended for use by dance educators and librarians as a tool for development and expansion of existing collections, building collections from scratch, and the evaluation of collections. Included are dance biographies and autobiographies, historical overviews, and a list of reference works. Various dance styles referenced include:

  • native peoples
  • African-American
  • African-Carribbean
  • Latin American
  • Western European Renaissance and Baroque

A wide range of forms includes classical, ballet, jazz, tap, social and variety such as minstrel, vaudeville, and burlesque. Other sections include production and choreography.

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