The History area of this site consists of a series of important events that have shaped the form of contemporary dance films.
Based on the history of cinema it highlights the specific cases in which the arts of dance and film have collaborated, focusing also on the technological inventions that played a key role to the advancement and evolution of videodance.
The text is based on the timeline written by Judy Mitoma in her book 'Envisioning Dance on Film and Video'. Additions have been made and pictures have been attached to the original text, from sources which you can find in our bibliography section and in the Links' section.