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Navajo Sash Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Pollen Trail Dancers from the Navajo Reservation north of Joseph City, Arizona, perform a dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The dance is based on the story of Spider Woman’s teaching of weaving to the Navajo people.

Git-Hoan Eagle Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Git-Hoan Dancers perform a traditional Tsimshian dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The dance tells the story of an eagle and a young chief. 

Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero - Big Giant | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch a segment from Erick Hawkins’s Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero, in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. In the scene the young hero battles a monster called Big Giant.

Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero - Monster Eagle | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch a segment from Erick Hawkins’s Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero, in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. In the scene the young hero battles Monster Eagle, who swoops down from the sky.

Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero - Big Owl | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch a segment from Erick Hawkins’s Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero,in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. In the scene the young hero must overcome his fear of Big Owl, “the staring eye that kills.”

Introduction to Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Robin Wilson, a dancer and choreographer, gives a brief overview of Erick Hawkins’ Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. She discusses the storyline, the characters, and how choreographer Hawkins was influenced by Native American myths.

Liebestraume: Dance 7 (Final Waltz) | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Louisville Ballet performs Liebestraume, a ballet choreographed by Alun Jones, who was the company’s artistic director in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The piece is performed to music by Franz Liszt. Segments in this collection show the full 30-minute performance as well as sections of the ballet.

Mehendi-Maker

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Following a centuries-old Indian tradition, Anupama Sahasrabudhe creates elaborately designed mehendi on women’s hands for weddings and other special events. She is a part of a community of Indian women in Louisville, Kentucky, who meet to sing and play music, preserving their traditions and heritage.

Kathak | Dance Arts Toolkit

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A dancer from Mecca Dance Studio in Lexington, KY, performs a Kathak, a classical dance from India in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

Using Color to Create Emphasis Like Eddie Austin

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Practice using color to create visual emphasis in your artwork like West Virginia artist Eddie Austin. 

Fabulous, FUNctional Furniture Like Dan Pleska's

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Practice using a maquette to design furniture in the style of Dan Pleska.  This demonstration video accompanies the video The Artistry of Dan Pleska

Blooming Flower Fan Dance | Beauty of Jasmine

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In this video, students from the Lexington (Kentucky) Chinese Music, Dance and Arts Program (CMDAP) perform “Blooming Flower,” a Chinese fan dance. The Blooming Flower Fan Dance is a folk dance in the ceremonial/artistic tradition. The costumes, hairstyles, and fans combine with the choreography to create a mood of lighthearted joy as the dancers represent flowers emerging from the ground, swaying in the wind, and opening their faces to the sun. This resource is part of the Beauty of Jasmine collection.

“My Old Kentucky Home”: Indian Raga Style | Music Arts Toolkit

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Gregory Acker and Melanie Fee perform “My Old Kentucky Home” using traditional Indian instruments and phrasing.

“My Old Kentucky Home”: Traditional Version/Mandolin | Music Arts Toolkit

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Chris Mullins performs “My Old Kentucky Home” on mandolin.

 

“My Old Kentucky Home”: Jazz Arrangement | Music Arts Toolkit

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The Mike Tracy Quartet with Harry Pickens perform “My Old Kentucky Home” in a jazzy style.

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