This is an ongoing project to digitize, catalog, and make available the scripts, scores, and sheet music of George M. Cohan.The first group of material is now available (4/18) online. Over 400 objects have been digitized, including manuscripts, annotated typescripts, actors’ sides, sheet music, and individual instrument orchestrations from over 13 musicals and plays by Cohan.
A compilation of dance articles, dance tips, news, forums, dance listings, and educational information for the aspiring and professional dancer. It is also a free online dance guide to help today's dancer in his/her quest for knowledge.
"There is an enormous amount of digitized archival collection material scattered across the internet. This list attempts to gather that information together and provide resources for searching. Only free, open resources are currently included.
Also listed are digital humanities projects focused on the global performing arts, and crowdsourcing projects that can easily be integrated into class projects."
Inside this online exhibit, one may view brief performance excerpts spanning from 1930s dance pioneers to today's most exciting artists, all recorded at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Dance styles include ballet, modern, contemporary, tap, cultural, and more.
The New York Public library has been collecting items for its dance collection since 1944. The well known "Dictionary Catalog of the Dance Collection" (REF: GV 1585 .N462) is a book that lists the records in the now online catalog. It is so well known and used that these books were purchased by libraries up until the advent of the online web catalog. Now, lucky dance researchers, you can find items in the web version linked above. Please use interlibrary loan to borrow items that our library does not own. Use the "Collection" drop-down menu to select "Dance Research Collection."
"A virtual space for dance enthusiasts and researchers alike to browse, search, compare, and comment on dance videos and images - then share their discoveries with others!" Includes dance footage, interviews, etc. Note that some materials can only be viewed on site (at NYPL); check the "Exclude Location-Restricted Videos" box to retrieve digitized materials only. "Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture" is a current undertaking.