Sunday, November 06, 2016

Digital Collection: Jerome Robbins Dance Division

Jerome Robbins Dance Division
The New York Public Library
Contents: This collection is the largest and most comprehensive dance archive in the world. It focuses on primary sources related to dance including ballet, ethnic, modern, social, and folk.
Classroom Connections: Primary sources used in teaching history often explore topics related to conflict or war. Consider a unit on primary sources that examines materials such as dance scrapbooks, dance performance programs, oral histories, photographs, and video archives. These items provide a different perspective on the use of primary sources to learn about history.
Featured Digital Objects:
African Dance -
Costume and Set Design -
Dance Programs -
Alvin Ailey’s Blue Suite -