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Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero - Monster Fish | 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 is swallowed by Monster Fish and must battle his way out.

Mongolian Folk Dance | Beauty of Jasmine

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Students from the Lexington (Kentucky) Chinese Music, Dance, and Arts Program (CMDAP) perform a folk dance in the traditional Mongolian style. This dance, like many Mongolian folk dances, celebrates the importance of horses and horseback riding. In Mongolian culture, children learn to ride when they are as young as three years old. The style of the dance is bold, with a combination of locomotor and nonlocomotor movements. This resource is part of the Beauty of Jasmine collection.

¡Arte y más! Lesson 20

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After the “Hola” song, Srs. Alicia and Susana use the caja mágica (magic box) to review grande (big) and pequeño (small). Then, students see a performance of “La raspa,” a traditional Mexican dance, performed by students at Northern Elementary in Fayette County. Sra. Alicia conducts a vocabulary review of el libro grande (the big book), el libro pequeño (the small book), el lápiz grande (the big pencil), el lápiz pequeño (the small pencil), la mesa grande (the big table), la mesa pequeña (the small table), la silla grande (the big chair) la silla pequeña (the small chair), la flor grande (the big flower), la flor pequeña (the small flower), el tren grande (the big train), and el tren pequeño (the small train). The video closes with the “Adiós” song.

Skip to My Lou | Everyday Learning

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Students are introduced to traditional folk music with an animated rendition of a familiar song, “Skip to My Lou.” The animation features an band made up of forest creatures, plus a few other surprises.

Space Dance | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

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Dance is a great way to represent the natural world, as Pinkalicious™ and her friends discover in this video excerpt from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™. Using the solar system as inspiration, Pinkalicious and her friends work together to create a fun "space dance" to perform for their families. This resource is part of the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection.

For use in the classroom, see Space Dance Lesson Plan.

Matlachines | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Matlachines is a traditional dance from Aguascalientes. The dance originates from a combination of pre-hispanic and colonial music and dance. It is often performed during Patron Saint Festivals.

This version of Matlachines was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington and taped at the Festival del Dia de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

 

Beijing Opera Dance | Beauty of Jasmine

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This performance by students in the Lexington (Kentucky) Chinese Music, Dance, and Arts program pays tribute to the rich pageantry of Beijing Opera. Beijing Opera is a uniquely Chinese form of theater that combines colorful costuming, elaborate face painting and masks, music, mime, dance, acrobatics, and stylized combat. This resource is part of the Beauty of Jasmine collection.

 

Arabian and Chinese Dances from the Nutcracker | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre perform the Arabian and Chinese dances from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet The Nutcracker in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Host David Thurmond introduces the segment by showing a pair of pointe shoes and explaining how they enable a ballerina to dance on her toes.

Hot | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch dancers perform a modern dance piece from the dance opera The Secret Commonwealth Part One: The Changeling and the Bear in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Host David Thurmond introduces the performance, asking students to consider how the elements of performance and production convey the idea of heat.

Powwow | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch excerpts from performances at a contemporary powwow at the Trail of Tears Park in Hopkinsville, KY in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. These peformances show how Native American dance traditions continue to be shared.

DanceSense: The Moving Body | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Learn about locomotor and nonlocomotor movement and explore how dance movement differs from other types of movement with this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. This video also discusses dancers’ training and techniques.

DanceSense: Dance in America | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Learn about four important cultural influences on dance in America in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. These include: Native American dance, European dance, African dance, and the blending of cultures to create new dance forms.

Lucky Day | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch Marc Morizumi perform a modern dance number choreographed by Daniel Dutton’s dance opera The Secret Commonwealth Part Two: The Road in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Host David Thurmond introduces the segment with a little bit of information about the origin of modern dance.

West African Dance: Description & Warm-up | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Harlina Churn-Diallo and Mali native Yaya Diallo perform and teach the Mouwa in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The Mouwa is a dance that comes from the Bambara, Senufo, and Miniaka people of West Africa.

DanceSense: Jazz Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Four sections explore jazz dance’s connection to jazz music and its unique status in American dance with this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

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