Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Included are classic performances from top ballet companies; experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes; documentaries by and about leading choreographers; videos on dance training; and other items covering a wide range of 20th century dance styles.
DIS is a New York-based collective composed of Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso and David Toro. DIS.art features video art from boundary-breaking contemporary artists exploring the themes of capital, identity, nations, nature, and more.
Ethnographic Video Online, Teaching Edition is a curriculum-aligned collection of videos and segments curated by the Education Committee of the Royal Anthropological Institute to support the teaching of introductory anthropology courses. Videos and segments are accompanied by teaching guides which provide background information, lesson plans, and classroom exercises and activities. Themes discussed include family and kinship, gender roles, cultural identity, belief systems and other topics centered around diversity, change, and culture.
Only films licensed for The New School Course Reserves are available through this platform, but anyone in the New School community can view any of those films. Faculty may request films for course reserves via Canvas. Click here for more information. To place a request for a streaming film that is not for course reserves, please use the "Request a Purchase" form.
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.
This database will contain 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
The collection includes approximately 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award winning short films.
On the Boards.tv provides screening access to the performance films of over 50 contemporary featured artists, with an emphasis on avant-garde dance. Approximately 1/3 of the artists featured are New York-based.
Open Vault provides interview, performance, and other video footage, plus informational texts and transcripts, produced by the Boston-based public radio station WGBH. Categories of material include GBH Series, Scholar Exhibits, and Special Collections. At this time, it appears that material in the latter two categories has been mostly or completely digitized; but the material in the GBH Series, not so much or not at all.
Silent Film Online database brings together more than 500 films which together represent the basis of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Carefully curated with ASP's Video Advisory Board, the database covers silent features, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. High quality versions of films have been selected for the collection from leading distributors such as Kino Lorber, Lobster Films, Flicker Alley, and Image Entertainment.
The Sixties Video Online, the video component of Alexander Street's product The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974. This collection contains fifty hours of primary footage and secondary documentaries that explore the key events of the sixties and early seventies including the civil rights movement, the women's rights movement and the sexual revolution.