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Liebestraume: Dance 1 (opening) | 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.

Liebestraume: Dance 5 (Pas de quatre) | 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.

I Am Killer of Enemies | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch a scene from the modern dance production of Erick Hawkins’s Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. In it we are introduced to the young man, Killer of Enemies, who will be the hero of the story.

Mendiani | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Dancer Moha Dosso and the Kyene Drum Ensemble perform the Mendiani in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The Mendiani an international West African dance performed mainly in Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, and the Ivory Coast.

Bharathanatyam Performance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Dancer Lakshmi Sriraman performs the Bharatanatyam, a classical dance from India, in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

MN Original | Off-Leash Area Theater

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Watch now: Off-Leash Area was co-founded by theater artist Paul Herwig and dancer Jennifer Ilse to bring together elements of theater, dance and music. The contemporary performance company creates original performances set in locations varying from proscenium stages to garages.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

Nurturing the Ensemble | The Power of Music: Unit 4

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Witness the transformative power of an El Sistema program at a Los Angeles student orchestra in this half-hour video from The Power of Music. Gustavo Dudamel is the world’s most prominent example of a musician nurtured through the Venezuelan Sistema. As the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he is the public face of all that is possible through El Sistema.

Pipa Ensemble | Beauty of Jasmine

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Students from Garth Elementary School in Georgetown, Kentucky, and the Lexington (Kentucky) Chinese Music, Dance and Arts Program (CMDAP) perform three songs on the pipa, a Chinese stringed instrument. This resource is part of the Beauty of Jasmine collection.

Let's Go to a Chinese Concert | Everyday Learning

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In this video students visit a Chinese concert featuring dance and music. The concert includes Tai Ji, fan dance, and traditional Chinese instruments.

Introduction to Instruments of the World | Music Arts Toolkit

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Ethnomusicologist Gregory Acker introduces students to the four families of world instruments—idiophones, chordophones, membranophones, and aerophones—and shows a variety of instruments, including handmade versions.

China: "Flower-Ball Dance" | Music Arts Toolkit

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Dr. Kuo-Huang Han, visiting professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Kentucky, demonstrates the erhu, a Chinese instrument similar to the violin. Then he describes the piece “Flower Ball-Dance,” a traditional dance piece with a few modern additions. The University of Kentucky Chinese Ensemble performs the piece.

Jug Band Music | Music Arts Toolkit

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The Juggernaut Jug Band from Louisville, Kentucky, performs “San Francisco Bay Blues” and “Coney Island Washboard,” showcasing the eclectic mix of influences and instruments that make up “jug band music.”

ArtQuest: Composing a Photograph with Laura Partain

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Photographer Laura Partain talks to Joseph about COMPOSITION and creating ambrotypes.

ArtQuest: What is Balance?

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Joseph and Dajiah play around with three kinds of BALANCE: symmetrical, asymmetrical & radial.

ArtQuest: Discovering Symbols

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Coastie and Dajiah find symbols around them

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