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Dance and human history.
Written and produced by Alan Lomax.
Berkeley: University of California Extension Media Center, c1974.
1 videocassette (40 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
NOTES: Researched, designed and edited by Alan Lomax and Forrestine Pauley.
SUMMARY: Introduces the work of Alan Lomax and his colleagues in developing choreometrics, a cross-cultural method of studying the relationship of dance style to social structure. Shows how the group, including Forrestine Pauley and Irmgard Bartenieff, analyzed dance films from all over the world and established a connection between patterns of movement and patterns of culture.

The JVC video anthology of world music and dance.
Tokyo: JVC, Victor Company of Japan [production company], 1988 ;Cambridge, MA : Rounder Records [distributor], [1990]
30 videocassettes (1523 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 9 guides. VHS format.
NOTES: Produced in collaboration with the National Museum of Ethnology (Osaka) and Smithsonian/Folkways Records.
CONTENTS: v.1-2: Korea -- v. 3-4.: China -- v. 5: China 3/Mongolia -- v. 6: Vietnam/Cambodia -- v. 7: Thailand/Burma -- v. 8: Malaysia/ Philippines -- v. 9-10: Indonesia -- v. 11-13: India -- v. 14: Pakistan/Bangladesh -- v. 15: Sri Lanka / Nepal/ Bhutan -- v. 16: Turkey/Iran/Iraq/Lebanon/Qatar -- v. 17: Egypt/Tunisia/Morocco/Mali/Cameroon/Zaire/Tanzania -- v. 18: Chad/Cameroon --v. 19: Ivory Coast/Botswana/Republic of South Africa -- v. 20: Ireland/England/France/Switzerland/West Germany/Spain/Italy/Greece -- v. 21: Poland/Czechoslovakia/Hungary -- v. 22: Romania/Yugoslavia/Bulgaria/Albania -- v. 23: Russia -- v. 24: Latvia/Estonia/Lithuania/Belorussia/Ukraine/Moldavia -- v. 25: Azerbaijan/Armenia/Georgia/Dagestan -- v. 26: Kazakh/Uzbek/ Turkmen/Tajik/Kirgiz/Kalmyk/Mari/Bashkir/Siberia -- v. 27: North American Indians -- v. 28: Mexico/Cuba/Bolivia/Argentina -- v. 29: Micronesia/Melanesia/Australia -- v. 30: Polynesia/New Zealand.
SUMMARY: Presents the diversity of musical and dance forms practiced today throughout the world. Documented in seperate text, the videos present footage without narration or interruption.

Music and culture.
Chicago, IL.: Clearvue/eav, c1992.
1 videocassette (41 min.) (VHS): col., sd.; 1/2 in. + 1 teacher's guide (26 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.)
SUMMARY: Offers a look at the Polynesian, African, and North American Indian cultures and examines the role played by music in the lives of members of each group.

Palm play.
Berkeley, CA : University of California Extension Media Center,1977.
1 videocassette (VHS) (30 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
NOTES:Directors, Alan Lomax, Forrestine Paulay.
SUMMARY:Attempts to understand the "meaning" of our oldest but most mysterious art by analyzing cross-culturally one of its key elements-in this case palm gestures. Illustrates six types of palm presentation prevalent in the dances of different cultural traditions.

Step style.
New York: The Project [Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Media Center, distributor], 1978.
1 videocassette (VHS) (29 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
NOTES: Project director, Alan Lomax; written and directed by Alan Lomax and Forrestine Paulay.
SUMMARY: Alan Lomax's cross-cultural study of leg and foot movements in dance styles throughout the world. The various step styles illustrated are shown to be related to productive activities, social structure and social complexity.

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