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Commercial Dance

A curated guide for Commercial Dance resources at Pace Libraries

New York Public Library

All Pace students can apply for a New York Public Library (NYPL) card. The New York Public Library has branches in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. Brooklyn and Queens have separate public library systems.  

Before searching for NYPL resources, use the links below to apply for a library card, find the location that's most convenient for you, and check that the location is open for grab and go service. 

NYPL Performing Arts Resources

Check out the following resources available at the NYPL for the Performing Arts. You can also schedule a virtual consultation with a librarian from the Library for the Performing Arts at the "Find the division and make an appointment" link on their homepage. 

Image courtesy of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; Top Image, left to right: Jane Dudley in Song of Protest, 1937; Si-Lan Chen, Copyright Eliot Elisofon Collection; Janet Collins in Chain Gang, Photo by Walter E. Owen; and José Limón in “Revalucionario” from Danzas Mexicanas, Photo by John Lindquist, © Houghton Library, Harvard University. Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance 1900-1955

"The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center celebrates the fundamental contributions of artists of color and artists from immigrant or Indigenous communities to the history of modern dance in a new large-scale exhibition, Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance, 1900–1955. Through an examination of war, exile, inequality, and injustice, the exhibition constructs a new narrative of 20th century modern dance performance with a fuller, more inclusive history focusing on the exiled and marginalized dancers that catalyzed modern dance. Using archival material from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, the curators, Drs. Ninotchka Bennahum and Bruce Robertson, examine the crucial issues of geopolitical events and structural racism at the heart of American modern dance."

The Boarder Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance, 1900–1955 exhibit is now available for viewing through March 16, 2024 in the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery at the Library for the Performing Arts.

Visit this Educational Guide for more information and/or to schedule a class visit.