Music & Dance Video Collection

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With equal emphasis on recordings of live performances and documentaries, this collection spans both time and space to cover a wide variety of music and dance from around the world and throughout history. Opera, jazz, and classical. Ballet, modern, and step dancing. It’s all here.

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Collection by the Numbers

1,142
TITLES
16,618
SEGMENTED CLIPS
1,040 Hours
OF PROGRAMMING
165
CATEGORIES

Collection Highlights

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance – with beautiful sights and sounds, this series provides a rare glimpse into Chinese culture through the introduction of seven representative dance forms.




Botso: The Teacher from Tbilisi – chronicles the remarkable life of Wachtang “Botso” Korisheli, from digging frontline trenches for the Russian Army, surrendering to the Nazis, and escaping to America to becoming a music teacher, setting up his own conservatory, his impact on his former students, and returning to the country of his birth.

AWARD WINNER



BBoys: A History of Breakdance – from its beginnings on the streets of New York 40 years ago, breakdancing has become the style of street dance for young people around the world. The epic nine-part series documents the rise of breaking as told by its biggest stars.




Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns – the definitive 10-part documentary that both studies and celebrates America’s greatest original art form.




Howard Goodall's Big Bangs: Turning Points in Music History – from the centuries-old invention of the thin red line in musical notation to the modern world of recorded sound, this captivating five-hour series examines landmark moments in music history.

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Harmonics: The Innovators of Classical Music – a 10-part series of portraits of composers who changed the way music is made, including Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Luciano Pavarotti, Karl Richter, Mischa Maisky, Klaus Tennstedt, José Van Dam, Dame Janet Baker, and Glenn Gould.

AWARD WINNER



Tap Dance History: From Vaudeville to Film – presents a collection of rarely seen original film footage with every selection carefully researched by Andrew J. Nemr of the Tap Legacy™ Foundation and selected to educate and enlighten dance professionals and aficionados alike.




La Paloma: The History and Mystery of the World's Most Popular Song – a mix of music history and ethnomusicology, this documentary tries to explain the enchanting power of the most frequently played song in the world.

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Too Close to Heaven: The History of Gospel Music – through narration, interviews, and thrilling performance footage, this two-hour documentary traces the 200-year history of the American art form of gospel music.

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Documentaries (many EXCLUSIVE) on dance styles and cultures from around the world, including Of Beauty and Deities: Music and Dance of IndiaA Zest for Life: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, a Source of Latin JazzJapanese Dance: Succession of a Kyomai MasterMany Steps; The World of American Indian Dance; and more.




Genres in Music: From Handel to Hip-Hop – a wide-ranging introductory overview of what music is, has been, and can be.




The Art of Conducting: The Greatest Conductors of the 20th Century – a four-part series documenting the greatest conductors of the 20th century: Wilhelm Furtwängler, Leopold Stokowski, Richard Strauss, Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Leonard Bernstein, and more.




Discovery Orchestra Chats – more than 25 short videos that help listeners connect with classical music. Featuring Maestro George Marriner Maull.




Voices of Doo-Wop – National Geographic documentary on this unique American music genre.




All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across 17 distinct, browsable subject categories (e.g., Performance & Instruction; Choreography; Middle Eastern & African Music; Baroque, Classical & Romantic), enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.






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