Dance Collections Database Project (DCDb)
Ruth St. Denis
Collection of Bonne Homsey
Greek Theater Program
Collection of Cecilia Nakamura
Dance Collections Database (DCDb) is a free, online tool matching dance professionals/companies with institutions to house archival resources and ephemera. DCDb was developed by Dance Heritage Coalition, Los Angeles Dance Foundation, and Arizona State University School of Dance with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Click to listen to the DCDb Introductory videotape.
Click to create a DCDb “Profile” http://danceheritage.org/DCDb
Register a Profile either as
“Dance Professional” (dancers, choreographers, companies and organizations, educators, historians, writers, presenters, agents, production designers)
Or “Institution” with dance collections
Founded in 1992, Dance Heritage Coalition is the national alliance of institutions with collections documenting the history of dance. It also serves as a think tank and convener for the dance heritage field.
Publications: Documenting Dance, Dance Videotapes at Risk, A Copyright Primer for the Dance Community, Magnetic Storage and Tape Handling.
Resources: Information about Dance Archive Assessment and Records Management, Fair Use practices, and funding sources.
Visit Dance Heritage Coalition at http://danceheritage.org
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