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This strand offers different ways to capture dance on paper or on film.

  • What does it mean to document a dance?
  • What does it mean to preserve a dance?
  • Are they the same or different?
  • Why should I consider documenting or preserving a dance?
  • Who works in this area?
  • How can I learn more about dance documentation and preservation?
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documentation & preservation links
Dance Heritage Coalition
Focuses on access to materials; the continuing documentation of dance employing both traditional methods and developing technologies; preservation of existing documentation; and education regarding methods, standards, and practice for access, documentation, and preservation.
National Initiative to Preserve America’s Dance
Includes papers from this project formerly funded by Pew Charitable Trusts

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update 3/2003
photo credit: John Sheppa