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Reference examples

Live performance

Family name, INITIAL(S) (of the choreographer). Year of première. Title. [Date seen and where].


Ashton, F. 1940. Dante sonata, The Royal Ballet. [Performance viewed 10 July 2004, Lincoln Centre, New York].


Family name, INITIAL(S) (of the director/producer). dir./prod. (depending on whether director or producer) Year published or first transmission. Title of video or programme. [Type of medium, eg video]. Production company or Publisher [further details to identify dance works].


Lockyer, B. dir. 1979. Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet. [Video for television transmission]. BBC TV in association with R.M. Productions Munich [Les Patineurs, Ashton; Pineapple Poll, Cranko].

Citation examples

Author and date

When the author name is not mentioned in the text, the citation consists of the author’s name and the year of publication in brackets.


It was emphasised that citations in the text should be consistent (Jones, 2017).

If you have already named the author in the text, only the publication year needs to be mentioned in brackets.


Jones (2017) emphasised that citations in the text should be consistent.

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