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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

Check out rare footage filmed at Jacob’s Pillow, America’s longest running dance festival, dating as far back as the 1930s. From the celebration of the male dancer in Ted Shawn’s Men Dancers to the present-day tap dance pyrotechnics of Dorrance Dance, this is a diverse collection you can rarely find in one location. danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org

A screenshot of 3e Scène

3e Scène

Immerse yourself in the heart of Paris through Paris Opéra Ballet’s virtual arts platform 3e Scène (3rd Stage). Its numerous videos feature original work by choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, photographers, writers and musicians, often showcasing the company dancers or the Palais Garnier opera house. New content is uploaded periodically. operadeparis.fr/en/3e-scene

New York Public Library’s Jerome Robbins Dance Division Audio and Moving Image Archive

The New York Public Library has a gold mine of more than 25,000 film and video titles, where you can discover dance treasures like the career highlights of Mikhail Baryshnikov, the choreographic investigations of game changers like Yvonne Rainer, archival footage of the legendary Denishawn dance school and many performances by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. digitalcollections.nypl.org/dancevideo

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Benjamin Millepied is bringing the 355-year-old Paris Opéra Ballet into the modern age with a new venture called 3e Scène (meaning “third stage”). Designed to reach a younger and more technologically savvy audience, 3e Scène is a virtual arts hub that offers original dance films, photographs and choreographic works. Nearly all of the works, including Millepied’s own contributions, feature company dancers or the Palais Garnier opera house. Additionally, the plan is to commission 30 original works of art each year. Millepied, a former New York City Ballet principal, became artistic director of Paris Opéra Ballet in 2014. To access 3e Scène, visit: operadeparis.fr/en/3e-scene.

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