What is Dance on Demand?
Dance on Demand is a digital intitiative that brings the contemporary dance of Germany to Singapore. This is the world’s first digital film database of German dance. Dance on Demand contains digitally remastered films and photographs, together with textual information (eg, programme notes, details of choreographers, etc). Specifically, you will be able to access:
1. 100 films showcasing modern dance (videostreams);
2. performance pieces ranging from ballet to avant-garde;
3. highlights of key dancers and choreographers;
4. profiles of main German dance companies and institutions; and
5. dance themes
What is Dance on Demand useful for?
This database is an important and vital resource for students, dance practitioners, and anyone interested in dance or movement.
How and where can I access Dance on Demand?
Most of the information on Dance on Demand is accessible from home with minimal fuss. Simply access the NLB website and click on eResources link on the top bar. Screenshots available here. This will bring you to the eCollections page. Dance on Demand is the 2nd link on this page. However, to view the videos from Dance on Demand, you would have to access it at the multimedia stations (PCs which provide Internet access) at the library@esplanade and the Goethe-Institut Singapore Library. A Digital Libraries account is needed to use the multimedia stations, you can register for a free account at the libraries or from home. After successfully acquiring an account, proceed to log-in at a multimedia station. Usage of the multimedia stations at the libraries is charged is 3 cents per minute (or $1.80 per hour), payment is done via cashcard.
Look out for our next post highlighting the features of Dance on Demand!
Contributed by Jillian Lim, Adult and Young People’s Librarian
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