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Dance & Choreography: Citing Sources / Bibliographies

Use basic research tools, databases, and dance performance criticism to illuminate the language of the body, movement practice, choreography, dance performance.


E-Journal Article: Author last name, first name. "Title of the article in quotes." Title of the Journal in Italic Font  Volume number. Issue number (Year Published): Pagination. Database Title Used. Date accessed.

Stevens, Jayne. "'What you cannot imagine: spirituality In Akram Khan's Vertical Road." Journal Of Dance & Somatic Practices 4.1 (2012): 43-57. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text. Web. 21 Sept. 2014

Online Video: Khan, Akram. "Akram Khan Interview: Akram Khan talks to" Sadler's Wells, London's Dance House. 9 December 2009. Web. Accessed 21 September 2014.


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How do I write an annotated bibliography?Bingham, George Caleb. Puzzled Witness. ARTSTOR

1.  Select your sources, using evaluation criteria

2. Since you are writing about performance, use a variety of sources, books, journals, websites, text, images, and media.

3.  For each source:

  • Record the bibliographic information accurately, using the appropriate citation style
  • Summarize the source
  • Critically assess the source, including the following:
    • Author's credentials and credibility
    • Main argument of the work
    • How useful it was to your research topic
    • Intended audience for the work
    • Strengths and weaknesses of the work.
    • Importance of the work in relationship to other works in the field
    • Conclusions proposed by the author


AVOID PLAGIARISM. Document sources when you quote or borrow ideas, words, images, by creating footnotes and a bibliography. This demonstrates your research path and allows readers to follow up on ideas expressed.

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