If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about dance, now is a good time to explore. Here are some digital spaces, providing free access to high-quality performance videos, illuminating dance documentaries and essays, interviews or conversations with dancers.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Ailey is sharing videos of the company performing on stage, including full length ballets, conversations with dancers and online classes.
Their online content hub, CirqueConnect, https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect offers awe-inspiring show footage and fan favorite videos that will transport you and give you a glimpse of the delight and whimsey of their shows.
Watch latest performance clips as well as historical archival footage of America’s oldest and most influential modern dance company.
Links to their YouTube showings, and Cunningham works in the “Dance Capsules” https://www.mercecunningham.org/the-work/dance-capsules/ section that have preserved 86 of Merce Cunningham’s key works.
Watch streaming of several ballet and opera performances online.
Offers special dance viewing opportunities online
For additional viewing choices, check out this post of virtual dance performances put together by Dance Magazine.
-Archana, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian