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Streaming Film Collections by Subject

This guide is designed to help faculty and students identify streaming films for use in classes, projects, or even as secondary sources.

Dance Featured Video

part of Alexander Street Press (AVON) Dance on Video collection.  A collection of interviews with various dance professionals; Alwin Ailey, Don Redlich, Anna Sokolow, and more,1981-2015.  

photo of assorted dancers on the ground, floor reflects the dancers

Streaming Service Videos


  • line drawing of dancerDance Videos
    • this link has already set the videos to include those from 2010 to the present with almost 400 videos ranging from a few minutes to full documentaries. 
      • George Balanchine Foundation | Creative Arts Television | Merce Cunningham Trust | American Dance Festival
  • Choreography & Composition Videos
    • This link has already set the videos to include those from 2010 to the present with over 100 videos ranging from a few minutes to full documentaries. 
  • American Dance Festival (1978-2002)
  • Merce Cunningham (performances) 
  • BroadwayHD

Films on Demand

  • Dance Videos
    • Almost 400 videos that allows for easy filtering of topic, ex. choreography, performance, etc. Majority of videos are episodes, documentaries or TED Talks. 

On the Boards 

dances in tight blue leotards with black background and mirrored floorsWeb

Dance Heritage Coalition  (web based, hosted by USC)

Over a 15-year period, the Dance Heritage Coalition assembled more than 1,200 important dance performances digitized at hubs in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Performance of Act I of Alwin Nikolais' work "Imago: The City Curious" at the Joyce Theater, 7/26/93, with an introduction by Murray Louis. 


The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) is the first major digital video library of performance practices in the Americas. Created in partnership with NYU Libraries and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this growing repository guarantees historical preservation and free, online access to almost 900 hours of video through the Hemispheric Institute website. A trilingual Profile (English, Spanish and Portuguese) is created for each collection, contextualizing the videos with detailed production information, synopses, image galleries, texts, interviews, bibliographies and additional materials. Artists and organizations always retain the copyright to all their videos, as well as the original material, which is returned after digitization. With video documentation spanning from the 1970’s to the present, the collections seek to promote dialogue and a deeper understanding of performance and politics in the Americas.


picture of okwui okpokwasili with title bronx gothic on bottom of frameUBUWeb - Dance

Curated by Eylül Fidan Akıncı
While dance has long been a part of UbuWeb's film & video collection, it begs to have a section of its own. Like the rest of UbuWeb, there is a lot of crossover and perhaps moments of purposely curated eclecticism, hence our rather unorthodox mix of pure, art, and pop dance forms.