Dance

Apache Performance 4 | 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.

Community Arts Connection-Dance Program | Move to Include

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Learn about dance coordination as a profession and how it is used to increase communication, inclusion and builds skills and enjoyment of the performance arts for people with disabilities. The Community Arts Connection of ARC of Monroe County is featured.

Visit the Move to Include collection for more resources.

About Navajo Dances | Native American Culture

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Albert Brent Chase, artistic director of The Pollen Trail Dancers, explains the purposes of dance in Navajo culture. He notes that dance is a form of honoring one’s self and the connection with one’s surroundings; that dance has a healing purpose; and that dance and songs are ways of carrying on traditional teachings and history of the Navajo people.

The Role of the Arts

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The North Dakota Council on the Arts is a wonderful organization that provides funding to various arts groups and artists throughout the state. The story examines how arts impact areas such as quality of life, economic development and well being in a community. Come along now as we travel to Wahpeton, New Town, Watford City, Langdon and Jamestown to see the impact the organization is having on our state.

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.

Behind The Scenes: Making of a Music Video Swizz Beatz

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In this segment, Electric Company Executive Producer Karen Fowler and Director Ryan McFaul discuss the making of the music video "It's All Connected." Students will learn about the creative and editing process behind the finished product.

 

Three Irish Dances | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch dancers with the Carrigdhoun Comhaltas perform examples of three traditional Irish dances in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The dances they perform include a polka (Balleydesmond), a jig (Jenny Lind), and a reel (Drowsy Maggie and Cooleys).

Powwow | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch excerpts from performances at a contemporary powwow at the Trail of Tears Park in Hopkinsville, KY in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. These peformances show how Native American dance traditions continue to be shared.

Capoeira Demonstration | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Lexington, Ky.-based group Capoeira Narahara demonstrate Capoeira, a collaborative game/dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Capoeira grew out of the fusion of cultures of African slaves and native Indians in Brazil.

Moving to the Clave Rhythm Pattern | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Dancer Katherine Kramer shows how to use the clave rhythm with locomotor and nonlocomotor movements to create a dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

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