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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.

ArtQuest: What Is A Line?

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What is a LINE? A LINE is a mark made by a point moving through space. Join Dajiah as she finds the lines around her.

ArtQuest: Naming Colors In Nature

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Join Dajiah and Joseph as they name the different colors they see at Cheekwood. What colors are around you?

ArtQuest: Talking about Mosaics with Jairo Prado

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Artist Jairo Prado talks to Dajiah about his mosaic Migration.

ArtQuest: What Is Space?

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SPACE is the distance between two objects. Artists make objects smaller as they move further away from the viewer to create the illusion of space.

ArtQuest: How Architecture Inspires Brady Haston

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Artist Brady Haston talks to Joseph about how buildings and architecture inspire him.

ArtQuest: Preserving Art

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Professor Reavis Mitchell shows Elizabeth preserved and restored murals by Aaron Douglas

ArtQuest: Looking at Rare Books

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Professor Elizabeth Moodey shows Jacob illuminations and illustrations in several rare books.

“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.

Appalachia: There Was a Time | Music Arts Toolkit

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Fiddler and storyteller Ron Short does a performance incorporating music and dramatic storytelling. He recounts the history of the Appalachian Mountains, recalls times in the mountains “when the only boundary was your own imagination and when wild hogs roamed free in the woods,” and performs the traditional song/fiddle tune “Wild Hog in the Woods.”

The Romantic Period: "Sunrise" from Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite | Music Arts Toolkit

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Robert Franz, associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra, introduces the “Sunrise” movement (more formally known as “Morning Mood” or just “Morning”) from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, and instructs students to imagine a sunset as they listen to the piece being performed.

The World's Largest Salamander | Songs for Unusual Creatures

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The Chinese Giant Salamander is the largest amphibian on the planet, reaching lengths of up to six feet. In this episode, join host Michael Hearts as he travels to the Los Angeles Zoo to meet a Chinese Giant Salamander, and then perform a song inspired by this unusual creature.

Printmaking Like Rhonda J. Smith

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Teach students the skills used by printmakers as they create their own art in the style of Rhonda J. Smith.

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