Although nothing compares to seeing live dance or musical theatre, only a few people can watch any one performance.
With the widespread availability of online video, more of us can enjoy the talents of many incredible artists.
Here are a few of the dancers, choreographers and performances that we enjoy.
Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies -
The classic songs of legendary jazz composer Duke Ellington come alive on stage in this
1981 performance video. Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies documents a performance of the popular
Tony Award-winning Broadway revue,
built around more than two dozen great tunes from Ellington's songbook. (1981 DVD.)
Fosse - A seductive mixture of physically aggressive dance
moves and dazzling visual
style, Bob Fosse's approach to theater revolutionized how we experience music and dance. Join
Fosse's most gifted collaborators as they take you through memorable standards from Chicago,
Sweet Charity, Pippin, Cabaret and All That Jazz.
Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Musical,
Fosse presents the highlights of this amazing artist's career. (2001 DVD.)
Gene Kelly - Anatomy of a Dancer - A candid inside look at the genius behind the hit
Hollywood musicals Singin' in the Rain, On the Town and
An American in Paris, Anatomy of a Dancer is
a must-see for Gene Kelly fans. We also include great clips from other movies starring or directed by
Kelly that focus on dance.
Paul Taylor: Dancemaker - Dancemaker is a breathtaking journey into the world of pre-eminent
choreographer Paul Taylor and his extraordinary creations. This Oscar-nominated documentary offers a
rare glimpse inside the creative collaboration between the master and his hardworking troupe.
The film features a full-length performance of Piazzolla Caldera. (1998 DVD.)
Pilobolus - The Pilobolus Dance Company is one of the world's premiere modern dance organizations.
In 2001, author and artist Maurice Sendak entered into an unusual collaboration with Pilobolus
to create A Selection, a contemporary ballet inspired by true stories of the Holocaust.
Disclaimer: some of the clips contain brief non-sexual nudity. (2002 DVD.)
Pippin - Based on Bob Fosse's 1972 original hit Broadway production of Pippin, this filmed version
of the musical was created specifically for television in 1981. William Katt stars in the title role of this fictional
story that relates the adventures of Charlemagne's son as he embarks on a quest to find the meaning of life
and discover his true self. Ben Vereen appears in his Tony Award-winning role as the Leading Player. (1981 DVD.)