Fine Arts

Acting in Vocal Performance

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A young performer is preparing a well-known and challenging song in this video adapted from Broadway or Bust. She works with a coach to find a successful way to connect to the song and accommodate her type of voice and temperament. He suggests specific ideas to think about while singing and uses a scene partner to help her build the interpretation.

Raising the Bar | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry and Bianca have new jobs at a movie theater concession stand. They compete with each other to see who can sell the most snacks, and they report their sales using bar graphs. When their graphs are compared, it appears that Harry has sold more, but Bianca is not so sure, so she takes a closer look at the scale of each graph.

Scale City: Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In

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Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In takes students on a tour through the history of drive-in theaters and a visit to one that's still open and thriving in Winchester, Kentucky. Looking at shadows through the drive-in movie projector introduces the relationship of a shadow's size to its distance from the light source.

Strange Fruit: A Song Born of Protest

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This video segment explores how the song Strange Fruit became one of the best known and most enduring songs of protest. In 1939, the legendary blues singer Billie Holiday performed the song as a daring criticism of the commonplace practice of the lynching of African-Americans. Civil rights groups such as the NAACP had made countless appeals, but it was Holiday’s haunting rendition that made it impossible for white Americans and lawmakers to ignore the widespread crime.

Twelfth Night Act 2 Sc 4

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, back at his palace, Orsino summons Feste to perform a song. In the meantime, the Duke and Viola have a conversation about a certain someone Viola (Cesario) fancies, and Orsino offers his love advice. Orsino declares he will not take “no” for an answer from Olivia, but Viola protests that love doesn’t always go according to plan. The two debate men’s and women’s capacities for love, and at the end of their exchange, Orsino orders Viola (Cesario) to return to Olivia with a love token from him.

Walking in Burano

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Burano is a beautiful island of Venice in Italy, known for its colorful houses. Walking through the island, you will see these vibrant houses on both sides of the canal, as well as the personal décor placed by the inhabitants of these houses and shops.

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Walking in Burano

Learn about Beijing, China | Let's Go Luna!

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Explore Beijing, China with Luna, Andy, Carmen, and Leo in these stories and activities from the PBS KIDS show Let's Go Luna!

In these short videos, find out about traditional Chinese drums, still played in China today.

Check out the support materials tab for fun classroom ideas. Try making your very own rattle drum and Chinese lantern.

Irish Jig Dancers | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®

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A group of children learns a series of steps together in order to perform an Irish jig dance in this live-action short video from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®. Children will learn about choreography, and appreciate the hard work that goes into creating and practicing a dance, as they watch the boys and girls practice and then perform on stage.

For use in the classroom, see the Step-by-Step Lesson Plan.

Find out more about PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC® on the series website.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra | Live Exploration

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Take a special trip to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with GPB Education! This interactive virtual exploration offers students a behind-the-scenes experience as they learn about the science of sound and the preparation it takes to put on a live musical performance. During the program, students will also hear from various ASO musicians and watch pieces performed by the Atlanta Symphony.

Jazz: Following the Band - Audience Participation

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Parading, led by a brass band, has expanded and is now part of a variety of events. This video includes a traditional exhibition of marching with audience participation. This presentation was filmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of the ArchiTreats lecture series.

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