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Dancing the Water Cycle | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Physical education instructor Rick Carr and science teacher Shelby Ison co-teach a lesson in which intermediate students create a dance demonstrating the water cycle in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. This lesson is intended for teacher use, to demonstrate how to teach creative dance and curriculum integration.

About Salsa | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Cathya Beard and Prageeth Sasanka Hettiarachchi introduce the salsa, discussing its origin, the basic movement, and the interaction between partners in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

About the Cleansing Dance from Togo | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Jeaunita and Adebola Olowe of Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre talk about the Sohu, a ritual cleansing dance from Togo, in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

Performance: Chinese Sword Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Jingzian Zhang, a retired professor of Chinese opera, performs a Chinese Sword Dance influenced by the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

What is Modern Dance? | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Robin Wilson, a dancer and choreographer, explains characteristics of modern dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Wilson also offers a brief profile of choreographer Erick Hawkins.

Argentine Tango Performance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Ron and Judith Gariepy dance the Argentine tango, demonstration the traditional etiquette of asking for a dance and the leading and following that is distinctive of the dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

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.

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.

Alingo Lingo | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Alingo Lingo is a Mexican dance from the State of Guerrero. Traditional dances from Guerrero often have women waving handkerchiefs. Dance is very important part of the society of Guerrero. Dance is used to celebrate, evangelize, and protest.

This version of Alingo Lingo was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington at the Festival del Día de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

Nicte-Ha | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Nicte-Ha is a Mayan word that means "water flower." This dance is a jarana, a type of music and dance that is popular in the Mexican state of Nayarit.

This version of Nicte-Ha was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington at the Festival del Día de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

Elements of Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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What are the basic ingredients of dance? This video introduces the elements of dance (space, time, and force) and their sub-elements, with videos of dancers that exemplify how the elements and sub-elements are applied.

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