Banerji, Sures Chandra. A Companion to Indian Music and Dance. Delhi: Indian Books Centre, 1990.
Brief survey of important works on Indian performing arts, especially as accounted for in the Sanskrit monuments of Hindu literature. Some chapters function as dictionaries or chronologies; occurrences of technical terms in primary sources are indexed in Chapter 9. Entries for literary works are annotated.
Bopp, Mary. Research in Dance: A Guide to Resources. New York: G.K. Hall, 1994.
In two sections, the first covering archives and other collections with primary materials worldwide, the second a (chiefly English-language) bibliography of secondary literature.
Choreography by George Balanchine: A Catalogue of Works. 2nd ed. Edited by Harvey Simmonds. New York: Viking, 1984.
A chronological list of premieres from 1920 to 1982. Includes also extensive notes on the sources and on roles performed, and a bibliography that includes reviews.
Emerson, Isabelle. Twentieth-Century American Music for the Dance: A Bibliography. Westport: Greenwood, 1996.
Works created by American (or long-term resident) composers specifically for the purpose of concert dance. An accomplishment of no small proportions, since the majority of such sources remained unpublished or saw print very briefly. Arrangement is alphabetical by composer; includes as much performance information as could be corroborated.
Marrocco, W. Thomas. Inventory of 15th-century Bassedanze, Balli, & Balletti. New York: CORD, 1981.
Though the central role of dance at court is known second-hand from the early 14th century, the first extant choreographies date from more than one hundred years later. The manuscript manuals inventoried here record steps and movements with music of specific Italian Renaissance dances. The cradle of what would become ballet. (For addenda see now Ingrid Brainard, "Italian Dance Documents of the Fifteenth Century," Dance Chronicle 21 , 285-97.).
McLean, Mervyn. An Annotated Bibliography of Oceanic Music and Dance. Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press, 1995.
Historic and modern literature covering the Pacific islands, including New Guinea, but exclusive of the Indonesian and Malaysian archipelagos. Nearly 3700 entries, some briefly annotated. Includes archival manuscript material.
Schwartz, Judith and Christena Schlundt. French Court Dance and Dance Music: A Guide to Primary Source Writings, 1643-1789. Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon, 1987.
Printed sources issued during the well-documented reigns of Louis XIV-XVI. Part of a larger project to reconstruct and interpret French theatrical dance of the 17th and 18th centuries, from the evidence in technical manuals, musical sources, theatrical design, and contempora-neous descriptive accounts. Extensively indexed.
Southern, Eileen, and Josephine Wright. African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance, 1600s-1920. New York: Garland, 1990.
An annotated guide to collections of primary documents as well as to the secondary literature on African-American oral traditions.