The library has an extensive collection PRINTED BOOKS on dance and related subjects: modern dance, ballet, jazz, urban & world dance, biographies, dance history, dance technique, dance education, choreography, kinetics, health, anatomy, dance in art, art philosophy etc.
All these titles may be borrowed.
Besides this, there are full text E-BOOKS available as well. You can find these in the collection Music in Oxford Scholarship Online, check the website and start reading online:
Furthermore you can access The International Encyclopedia of Dance online. With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, this encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.
Check THIS LIST and the WEBSITES BELOW for dance journals the library subscribed to. Some journals we only have in print ór online, others in print ánd online.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences III
As a student or employee of Codarts, you have access to the online JSTOR archive Arts & Sciences III which includes over 150 e-journals on dance, music, performing arts, art, architecture, film studies, languages, literature, folklore and religion.
JSTOR holds dance & performing arts journals as DANCE RESEARCH JOURNAL, DANCE CHRONICLE, THEATRE JOURNAL and TDR (THE DRAMA REVIEW), but you might find useful articles in other journals as well.
Start your search on the homepage and discover what JSTOR has to offer you.
INDIVIDUAL E-JOURNALS on dance
Most e-journals the library subscribed to, are part of a portal containing a large amount of journals. Be aware you don't have access to all these titles, but just the ones we have a paid subscription for.
Click HERE for an overview of all e-journals the library subscribed to.
Dance performances, documentaries, films and interviews are available on DVD ánd ONLINE.
DVDs may be borrowed for a week. ONLINE videos can be watched 24/7.
ONLINE DANCE VIDEOS
Numeridanse.tv is a free online dance video library which brings together thousands of hours of dance videos (mainly excerpts), the collections of national and international artists, teaching aids and thousands of written resources to promote an understanding of dance and its history.
All genres, styles and forms are represented: butoh, classical ballet, neo-classical ballet, Baroque, Indian, African, flamenco, contemporary, traditional dances, hip hop, tango, jazz, circus arts, performance etc. Each video is accompanied by a written description and some historical context.
UbuWeb Dance is a small, but varied, collection of streaming theatrical dance videos. It contains work of choreographers like Jirí Kylián, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan, Sasha Waltz, Conny Janssen, Wim Vandekeybus, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Angelin Preljocaj and Mats Ek among others.
In the CD-collection you'll find a lot of music genres: classical, jazz, pop & world music, music theatre etc. This might be useful if you're looking for a composition for a choreography. We also have several CDs with music which can be used by dance teachers in their dance classes. Check the CATALOGUE for CDs and our ONLINE DATABASES page for streaming audio.
Theses from the Dance Teacher department are available in print ór digital.
The printed theses are located in the back of the upper floor of the library. Digital theses can be found in the catalogue.
By clicking the link in the description of a theses, a PDF file will be opened.
If you can't find the information you need in the library of Codarts ór in the digital databases we subscribed to, you can extend your search to other libraries with dance collections, institutes & websites:
The library of the Academy of Theatre and Dance of the Amsterdam University of the Arts has a dance collection that is similar to the Codarts collection.
The collection of the former Theaterinstituut Nederland tells the story of the Dutch theatre history since the 17th century (dance, music, circus etc.) and consists of literature, video recordings and sheet music amongst other things. The collection is now part of the UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OF AMSTERDAM. If you want to use material, please read this information (in Dutch only) on consulting the collection. The UvA also publishes the online Theatre encyclopedia in which you can find info on dance premières in the Netherlands since 1900, biographies and unique footage. Beside dance, the encyclopedia covers all the other performing arts (drama, music theatre, cabaret, circus etc.) and holds its own YouTube channel with excerpts of performances.
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library is the largest collection in the field of dance in the world. On the website you'll find information on the collection and access to the catalogue.
The Dutch Society for Dance Research (VDO: Vereniging voor Dans Onderzoek) is a platform for dance studies in the Netherlands. VDO contributes to the exchange of ideas, dissemination of research and debate on the dance research in the Netherlands and publishes every two years the journal Danswetenschap in Nederland (Dance Research in the Netherlands).
Check this page for possibilities to borrow from other libraries.
MOTION BANK was a four-year project of the Forsythe Company providing a broad context for research into choreopraphic practice.
The WEBSITE contains phase one (2010-2013) documentation and results.
Motion Bank works on supporting dance education through increasing the documentation and availability of methods and tools. This new documentation and tutorials are available here.
Various citation styles exist, and many fields of study have a specific preference. The two styles used at Codarts are APA style and Chicago style. Check with your study program or your teacher/research coach which style you should use for crediting the sources used in your paper or thesis.
Consult the BOOKS we have in the library or ONLINE SOURCES like:
CITATIONS IN WORD
In Word, you can easily add citations when writing a document where you need to cite your sources, such as a research paper. Citations can be added in various formats, including APA and Chicago style (see above). Afterwards, you can create a bibliography of the sources you used to write your paper.
CITATION TOOLS IN ONLINE SOURCES
Most of the databases and e-journals the library subscribed to, offer a tool to generate and export citations.
Looking for an overview of dance companies from all over the world?
Check out these websites...