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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.

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.

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.

FM Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert: Light Cavalry Overature

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This piece is actually the overture to Franz von Suppe’s operetta Light Cavalry. The operetta premiered in Vienna in 1866, and while the overture is in the repertoire of orchestras around the world, the full operetta is rarely performed.

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