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Moving Within the Circle

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Contemporary Native American Music and Dance
Produced and Compiled by Bryan Burton

1994 World Music Press
PO Box 2565 Danbury CT 06813

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 (2013)

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Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music celebrates one of the most dazzling cultural enterprises of the twentieth century. The Ballets Russes, established in 1909 by the indefatigable impresario Serge Diaghilev, revolutionized the art of ballet.

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High
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Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes 1909-1929

Geometry and Classification of 2D Figures: Bianca Busts a Move

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In this video from Cyberchase, Bianca breaks her friend’s tabletop when she’s practicing dance moves in his living room. She uses measurement and geometry to get a new piece of wood that will fit the table exactly. The accompanying classroom activity helps students advance their understanding of perimeter and area by creating their own tabletop designs. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

ODC Dance

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, meet Brenda Way who in the three decades since she founded ODC has directed her dancers and staff to accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible. In the 1970s, a group of dancers, musicians and artists from Oberlin College formed the Oberlin Dance Collective (ODC), a collaborative project dedicated to developing and performing new modern dance works. ODC has since become the premier contemporary dance company of the West Coast, performing for more than 50,000 people a year.

Warming Up to the Clave Rhythm Pattern | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Dancer Katherine Kramer leads a warm-up routine based on the clave rhythm pattern in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. She also discusses Spanish and African influence on flamenco dance.

Jacques d'Amboise: Dance Presentation | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Young dancers at the Lexington Ballet Company perform a piece that ballet icon Jacque d’Amboise choreographed and taught them in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. 

Apache Performance 3 | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Apache Crown Dancers perform a traditional Crown dance dressed in full regalia and directed by the singing of group leader, Joe Tohonnie Jr., in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

DanceSense: Dance of Culture | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Learn about the origins of dance and a see a variety of dances from many cultures and time periods in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Explore everything from Yoruba dances from West Africa to 20th century American social dances such as the jitterbug. This video also explores the influence of Spanish and African cultures on the dances of the Caribbean.

Understanding the Clave Rhythm Pattern | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Dancer Katherine Kramer teaches the clave rhythm pattern in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. There is also a brief demonstration of call and response.

Creative Flow

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Drama teacher Curt Tofteland leads students in several activities designed to encourage make believe and the flow of creative movement. Students pretend to be bacon frying, popcorn kernels popping, and balloons filling and emptying with air in an exercise called “Becoming.” Moses Goldberg and actors at Stage One demonstrate how actors might prepare for roles as animals. Students then “move in the manner of” various animals and objects and respond to music with movement.

Navajo Bow and Arrow Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Pollen Trail Dancers from the Navajo Reservation north of Joseph City, Arizona, perform a dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The dance uses movement to tell of hunting parties and protection.

Navajo Sash Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Pollen Trail Dancers from the Navajo Reservation north of Joseph City, Arizona, perform a dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The dance is based on the story of Spider Woman’s teaching of weaving to the Navajo people.

Git-Hoan Eagle Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Git-Hoan Dancers perform a traditional Tsimshian dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The dance tells the story of an eagle and a young chief. 

Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero - Big Giant | 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 a monster called Big Giant.

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.

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