Australia Dancing leaps into Trove

The National Library of Australia has integrated the Australia Dancing service into the national discovery service Trove.

Trove is an exciting destination for dance researchers and expands the potential of finding new and rare materials in many diverse collections. Trove takes you to resources in libraries, archives, performing arts collections, galleries; to biographical databases and online collections including pictures, digitised newspapers and finding aids. Trove also incorporates the National Library's dance resources, which continue to grow each year.

Australia Dancing pages can now be found in Trove. Profiles on People and Companies are in the People and organisations zone on the Trove home page. Performances, which are profiles on Australian dance productions and tours by international companies, are in the Trove Lists zone. Australian context in Lists denotes a dance work created overseas, such as Sleeping Beauty, which has been performed, restaged or created new in Australia. Australian context may also denote overseas companies and tours, such as Luisillo and his Spanish Dance Theatre Australian Tours (1958 - ).

Australia Dancing will soon be archived and made visible through the Trove Archived Websites zone.

For ten years the Australia Dancing portal provided a directory of dance resources held at the National Library, with links to Keep Dancing!, the moving image collection at the National Film and Sound Archive. Keep Dancing! was an initiative of Australia's peak industry and advocacy body for dance—Ausdance, and Australia Dancing was an initiative of the National Library of Australia in partnership with Ausdance. In the initial stages, Keep Dancing! and Australia Dancing were generously funded by the Australia Council.