Dance Up Close: 20th Century Black Dancers


While we may not all be in the studio dancing together, we will share themed playlists of videos to keep you inspired and feeding your curiosity. We acknowledge that dance is a reflection of the social and cultural fabric that surrounds us as seen through the eyes and imagination of choreographers and dancers. We pay tribute to their vision and welcome this time to widen our lens and look more closely.

View our current playlist, 20th Century Black Dancers.


New! Fall 2021 – Jacob’s Pillow Dance Stream
Now available through BU Libraries to anyone with a BU email address.
You can access an ever-growing collection of full-length dance videos from the Jacob’s Pillow Archives. Immerse yourself in dance videos from the world-renowned Jacob’s Pillow. Watch recent performances by top national and international dance companies working in a range of movement styles including contemporary, ballet, tap, and traditional forms; in-depth interviews with artists and experts in the dance field; historic films of Denishawnand Ted Shawn’s Men Dancers; and more.
From anywhere on campus, you can access through:
From off-campus, you can access through:
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