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Dictionaries

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  • Oxford dictionary of dance

    Covers all aspects of the diverse dance world from classical ballet to modern, from flamenco to hip-hop, from tap to South Asian dance forms and includes detailed entries on technical terms, steps, styles, works, and countries, in addition to many biographies of dancers, choreographers, and companies.

  • The Routledge companion to theatre and performance

    Exploring traditional Drama, Opera and Dance as well as more radical forms such as body art, puppetry and multi-media performance, this book provides comprehensive definitions of key concepts and terms used in the study and practice of performance. *Print only, not available online.

Encyclopedias

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  • International encyclopedia of dance

    Nearly 2,000 articles on all aspects of dance, including 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.

  • The Oxford encyclopedia of theatre and performance

    This encyclopedia provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions.

  • Grove Music Online (via Oxford Music Online)

    Grove Music Online is the most important and complete music encyclopedia. Includes information on ballets and a few important choreographers.

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