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Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero - Monster Eagle | 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 battles Monster Eagle, who swoops down from the sky.

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.

Ciranda | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Instructor Jennifer Rose teaches a Brazilian folk dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. 

 

So Go Rabbit | Music Arts Toolkit

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The Reel World String Band performs an African-American call-and-response folk song and explains the song’s origins in the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina.

Light Rain Blues | Music Arts Toolkit

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Blues legend Taj Mahal sings a song he wrote about rain, accompanying himself on the guitar.

Collaborate Like an Artist Dutch and Hammer

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Collaborate with classmates or friends to create a work of art in the style of Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer.

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. 

Derby Ram | Music Arts Toolkit

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Folk singer Mike Seeger performs an English-American song reputed to be one of George Washington’s favorite songs.

Zudio | Music Arts Toolkit

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Paula Larke sings an African-American game song. Students in the audience demonstrate movements to accompany the lyrics.

Five Little Ducks | Music Arts Toolkit

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Tom Bledsoe, Rich Kirby, and Joy D’Elia perform Bledsoe’s reworking of the traditional children’s song and finger game “Five Little Monkeys.”

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

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