Arizona State University: Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections announces online access to rare archival media

Arizona State University: Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections announces online access to rare archival media. “The CCDR Collections, in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, collects, preserves and provides access to an aggregation of research materials to support the interdisciplinary study of dance as a human universal practiced in many different ways around the globe and to enrich understanding of dance in all its societal functions and cultural contexts.”

Mixmag: An Online Archive Is Documenting 30 Years Of Dance Music History

Mixmag: An Online Archive Is Documenting 30 Years Of Dance Music History. “The Dance Music Archive is an online database that documents 30 years of dance music and rave culture. Just launched, the website allows visitors to explore each decade of dance music history from the 1980s onwards, through DJ mixes, radio shows, blogs, artwork and more. The team has ripped CDs, gathered physical documents and curated Spotify playlists to create an exciting audio-visual timeline.”

NBC News: ‘Give credit where it’s due’: TikToker speaks out about Black creator strike

NBC News: ‘Give credit where it’s due’: TikToker speaks out about Black creator strike. “The strike is part of an ongoing issue on the platform in which white and non-Black creators use choreography created by Black content creators without crediting the person who came up with the dance moves. Dances have the ability to rocket both songs and creators to viral status. Ultra-famous TikTokers like Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae are often cited as two examples of white stars making it big off of Black creators’ choreography.”

AFP: Cuban hip hop group shoots to world fame via social media

AFP: Cuban hip hop group shoots to world fame via social media. “With no other platform on which to ply their trade, 16-member Cuban dance troupe Datway (a play on That Way) have taken to Facebook and Instagram to display their unique brand of hip hop moves, blended with more traditional, home-grown styles. It has launched them to international fame, even catching the eye of Daddy Yankee, dubbed the King of Reggaeton — a Latin American music style that borrows heavily from hip hop and rap.”

EIN Presswire: New Aussie dance music website ‘The DJ Revolution’ officially launches (PRESS RELEASE)

EIN Presswire: New Aussie dance music website ‘The DJ Revolution’ officially launches (PRESS RELEASE). “Based out of Sydney, The DJ Revolution is essentially a network of established DJs, producers and dance music enthusiasts. Focussing on the more underground side of dance & electronic music, they produce industry news pieces, festival updates and feature articles. They also provide various free resources for DJs.”

Penn State Collegian: Penn State student-made database Éclaireur seeks to help ballet dancers further their careers

Penn State Collegian: Penn State student-made database Éclaireur seeks to help ballet dancers further their careers. “Dancers on the website who are looking for programs can search using factors like dates they are available, the location and their tuition budget… Some of the other search factors include in-person or online programs, as well as housing options.” I couldn’t find the actual URL for the database anywhere in the article! It’s https://www.eclaireur.info/ . The site is not finished yet and I couldn’t get some of the searches to work. But there’s already plenty here to browse.

Masked moves and ballet in the bath: a year of digital dance (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Masked moves and ballet in the bath: a year of digital dance. “At the beginning of the pandemic, the dance that appeared online was all about trying to connect. That’s what was moving about Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Swan, or the Alvin Ailey company’s dancers performing Revelations in their New York apartments, or the companies doing their ritual daily class over Zoom and inviting us to watch or join in. It was a way of witnessing people apart but moving in harmony, absorbed in the same actions, finding a rhythm together, closing the distance.”

New York Times: On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real

New York Times: On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real. “As more and more stuck-at-home dancers join TikTok, it has also become a place to dissect some of the problems and clichés that dog ballet. Users make darkly funny memes about body dysmorphia, eating disorders, abusive teachers, misogyny and homophobia. They are the same issues that dance films and TV shows mine for drama and melodrama. But the wounded whimsy of ballet TikTok reflects what it actually feels like to be a ballet dancer — the frustrations and joys of a demanding, problematic, beautiful art.”

University of Alabama: UA Professor Receives Prestigious Grant to Create Digital Dance Archive

University of Alabama: UA Professor Receives Prestigious Grant to Create Digital Dance Archive. “Funded by a nearly $100,000, two-year National Endowment for the Humanities grant, [Professor Rebecca] Salzer is collaborating with University of Texas at Austin dance professor Gesel R. Mason and Alabama Digital Humanities Center director Dr. Anne Ladyem McDivitt to create an online archive based on Mason’s collection of recordings titled No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers. The digital archive will be constructed using the open-source software CollectiveAccess, and will serve as a prototype for future dance archives.”

Horizon Magazine: 3D dance recordings could help resurrect extinct Greek dances

Horizon Magazine: 3D dance recordings could help resurrect extinct Greek dances. “Anastasios Doulamis, professor at the National Technical University of Athens, is creating digital 3D dance recordings to preserve traditional Greek dance cultures threated with extinction. He tells Horizon why this approach is vital for conserving endangered dances – as well as enabling people to better learn and study popular styles.”

New Digital Exhibit THE CONSTELLATION PROJECT: MAPPING THE STARS OF BALLET Live Now (Broadway World)

Broadway World: New Digital Exhibit THE CONSTELLATION PROJECT: MAPPING THE STARS OF BALLET Live Now. “Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet’s (MoBBallet) newest digital exhibit ‘The Constellation Project: Mapping the Dark Stars of Ballet’ brings into view the lives, relationships and artistic collaborations of key Black ballet dancers to show their influence in the development of major Black dance organizations and American ballet as a whole. The exhibit uses art and graphic design to create a digital galaxy that is both visually compelling and educational.”

Sydney Arts Guide: Carriberrie Website Celebrates Indigenous Song And Dance This NAIDOC Week

Sydney Arts Guide: Carriberrie Website Celebrates Indigenous Song And Dance This NAIDOC Week. “The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is marking NAIDOC Week 2020 with the release of Carriberrie, a breathtaking online journey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander song and dance from the traditional to the contemporary, set across stunning Australian landscapes. Carriberrie features 156 dancers, 23 performances and nine cultural groups, and is available online now.”