Use One Search, the default search box on the library home page, to find a few articles
Use Dance and Theater Encyclopedias recommended on this guide
Search for the choreographer’s website
Look at Wikipedia.
Use terminology and facts learned from the background information to search for:
Journal articles using databases recommended on this guide.
Reviews of dance and theater performance in the major newspapers and magazines.
Books that provide a larger context for a specific dancer, choreographer or performance practice.
Investigate the notes and bibliographies of every good source, to find for leads to more sources
Evaluate the sources you have found. Where is the information coming from, is it biased, is it scholarly, is it up-to-date, can you retrace where the author found the informaiton? Are you using primary material (e.g. videos, interviews with the choreographer, photographs, reviews of opening night in newspapers).
Cite all of your sources of information using MLA Style.
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