Queer Dance, ed. Clare Croft, companion guide: Performances and Interviews. Username: Music3 PW: Book3234

The Joyce Theater on YouTube-Teasers and v. short videos.

Dance Tech TV-  A channel about innovation on the performance of motion.Dance and new media/Collaborative technologues/Open knowledge strategies/Choreographic knowledge/Somatics  and new media

Numeridance -Numeridanse is a multimedia dance platform. It offers free access to a unique video base: filmed performances, documentaries, interviews, fictions, dance videos. Every single genre, style and form is showcased here: butoh, classical ballet, neo-classical ballet, baroque, Indian, African, flamenco, contemporary, traditional dances, hip-hop, tango, jazz, circus arts, performance, etc. Numeridanse is headed and coordinated by the Maison de la Danse, Lyon, and was imagined by the director Charles Picq. Since the outset, Numeridanse was created and has been developed hand-in-hand with the French National Centre for Dance (CND) and has been supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation and the French Ministry for Culture. 

Dancing Digital Progress blog - Online resources for viewing performance

Exquisite Corps (42 choreographers 1 dance) -  A 5-minute dance-film: 42 American contemporary choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance. Directed by Mitchell Ros

Fridays at Noon for 92Y - online performances 

Short documentary on Chicago Footwork - by Wills Glasspiegel

Choreography OR ELSE - online series on dance-techTV featuring complete performances from international choreographers, dance artist or directors that continue to challenge traditional and contextual notions of choreography, dance and performance. They problematize the performance of movement  and the body experimenting with compositional and aesthetic strategies, dramaturgic approaches, non conventional spaces, appropriating uses of the new technologies, crossing disciplinary boundaries and cultural hybridity.
WATCH - excellent compendium of various platforms for viewing performance online, from Dancing Alone Together 

Sadler Wells - free streaming of performances and workshops. Performances available for 7 days after the screening on SW’s Facebook page

Alvin Ailey - performances screening on their YouTube Channel

Performances compiled by Dance Magazine 

Pina Bausch, Palermo Palermo

Ovid TV - 2 week free trial. Broad assortment of dance documentaries, which include “Carmen and Geoffrey,” about the stellar duo Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder; “Secundaria,” about students in Cuba’s esteemed National Ballet School; and “Dancing Dreams,” about the teenage cast of a Pina Bausch work. 

Merce Cunningham centenary Night of 100 Solos - full performance from NYC event

Social Dance for Social Distancing - Camille Brown’s YouTube video playlist

Miguel Gutierrez  - full archive open for use. MG writes: “Given that most of my work for the next few months has been cancelled, please consider donating $5 per viewing via my Venmo @miguel-gutierrez- 24 Thank you!”

Bolshoi Ballet - full archive of performances available

Marquee TV - the platform has licensed a handful of the Royal Ballet’s performances, among them: Giselle, The Nutcracker, Two Pigeons, Symphonic Variations, The Dream, and more. Their other ballet shows feature the Paris Opera Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, and Royal Swedish Ballet. Marquee TV also has a significant selection of modern dance works, such as Nederlands Dans Theatre’s Petite Morte, Alonzo King Lines Ballet’s Dust and Light and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s Cursive II. Marquee TV offers a 14-day free trial.

Trisha Brown Dance Company - videos of her work on the company’s Instagram 

Merce Cunningham - videos of performances and other programs on the company website. Extensive video offerings including “Monday with Merce” series on their YouTube channel, too.

Martha Graham Matinees - On Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Eastern, the Martha Graham Dance Company invites viewers to tune into its YouTube channel for screenings of all things Graham.The troupe’s artistic director, Janet Eilber, offers commentary through the live chat feature, joined by special guests. 

Rosas Open Streaming - growing collection of rarely seen Anna Teresa de Keersmaker videos on the website of her company, Rosas. Highlights include a recording of “Rain” — a scintillating work to Steve Reich from 2001 — and a film adaptation of her 1991 “Achterland.” 


Shifting Contexts : Ways of thinking about contemporary performance - videos from On The Boards 

UbuWeb - free avant-garde performance videos

Jerome Bel - full-length pieces

Kaaitheater - talks, panels, short interviews and trailers from Kaaitheater in Belgium

Mini documentaries on devised theater practice - from American Theater Wing

Joe’s Pub on YouTube - Full performances. Also live options: “Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 8PM, join us on YouTube Live as we share free, live-streamed and archived performances from our iconic cabaret stage.”

The Chocolate Factory - contemporary theater, dance, and performance from NYC

La MaMa on Vimeo - Teasers and v. short videos.

New York Live Arts - Teasers, excerpts, conversations,in-process showings of various lengths 

Performance Space New York on Vimeo - short video clips and teasers.

Walker Art Center Stage - Conversations with artists, and short video performance clips

Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library -Digital video library of performance practices in the Americas. Includes artist profiles, interviews, bibliographies, production information, image galleries, scripts, and additional materials.

HowlroundTV- livestreamed and archives performances, talks, convenings 

Creative Ground - search for New England artists; many artist pages have videos posted

CABIN FEVER: Coping with COVID-19 playlist of online experimental films & videos: “Sing and Dance” tab includes Rainer, DV8, etc 

Select video resources from performance artist Ant Hampton:

Cue China - password: jia Some writing about it all on Ant’s site here 

This is not my Voice Speaking, with Britt Hazius - password: notmyvoice Further info and writing here. 

Guruguru - password: dicky

The Extra People - Further info and writing here. Notes from Ant clarifying the video here.

Risk/Reward - video archive of contemporary Pacific Northwest theatre/dance/performance

HERE Arts Center - free online programming

Issue Project Room - streaming videos of past performances

The Kitchen - performance video excerpts and full conversations/roundtables

Abrons Art Center - all past performance documentation is now public. Each video has contact and donation information for the artists whose work you are viewing;  consider supporting their work in a meaningful way, be it donating or sharing their work as you see fit.

Upstreaming This series from the Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College features new video content added each Wednesday. 


New York City Players -- full archive of shows available

Northwest Arts Streaming Hub - live and on-demand performance work from the Northwest.


MetOpera: All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm and will remain available via the homepage of for 20 hours.