Routledge Performance Archive

The libraries of the Conservatoire for Dance & Drama (CDD) have arranged a free trial of the Routledge Performance Archive (RPA) for all students and staff. The trial is now live and will run until Tuesday 22 March 2016.


What will I find on the Routledge Performance Archive?

The Routledge Performance Archive is a developing resource providing unique access to a range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance. This constantly growing online collection delivers essential resources direct to students and staff. The archive consists of a regularly updated collection of streamed video and audio footage with relevant critical commentary.

Subject areas include: Dance; Comedy; Form & Genre; Acting & Actor Training; Performance Art / Live Art & Performance; Political Theatre & performance; Popular Theatre & Performance; Theatre – Making & Process…

How do I access the Routledge Performance Archive during the trial?

Students and staff at NSCD can access the resource in two ways:

  1. Onsite from any computer connected to the NSCD network:

Go to where you will automatically be logged in and able to access the resource.

  1. Off-site from any internet ready computer/tablet/phone, using an OpenAthens username and password (available to anyone who has an OpenAthens account):

Go to click on “Institutional Log In” or “Log In” then on “Log in via Shibboleth / OpenAthens” select Conservatoire for Dance & Drama. You’ll be taken to an OpenAthens log on screen and will need to enter your OpenAthens credentials (username & password).

Instructions on setting up an OpenAthens account can be found in the NSCD Library Guide. If you are a member of staff and need an OpenAthens account please email the Librarian to request an account.

The resource has a growing dance section, so make sure you take a peek…

Any feedback on the archive would be very helpful, so please email your thoughts to the Librarian with the subject line: CDD LRC / RPA feedback.

You can find out more about the archive by taking the tour here… happy surfing!

If you have any issues accessing the database please pop down to the library & have a chat with Sam or Jade