11 Feb Dance Films Builds an Archive!
An archive that will change the history of dance on film, making nearly 60 years of ground breaking footage accessible.
What We Have!Currently, our archive is accessible by visiting our office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, plugging in a VHS player, and rewinding once you’ve finished watching. Here is what we have-
- Over 1,000 VHS tapes
- Over 500 DVDs
- Over 60 years of archived history of global dance film
- Films around the world from USA, Brazil, Cuba, France, Russia, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Norway, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Denmark, India, Republic of Guinea, Japan, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Venezuela, Australia, Tunisia, Poland, South Korea, Mexico.
- Films from internationally recognized directors like Shirley Clarke, Thierry deMey, Lloyd Newson, Francisco Rovira Beleta, Pascal Magnin, Richard Move, Wim Vandekeybus, Richard Blanshard, Douglas Wright, Paul Cox.
- Films featuring the choreography of dance history greats including and not limited to Martha Graham, Pina Bausch, Mary Wigman, Merce Cunningham, Vaslav Nijinsky, Charles Honi Coles, Leon Collins,Ted Shawn, Alvin Ailey, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.
- And lastly, there are 651 moving image items at the New York Public Library of Performing Arts gifted from DFA dating back to 2002.