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In the Studio with Jason Moran

ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network

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Have you ever wanted to take a Latin Dance class but didn’t have enough time? In this podcast, Latin Dance instructors Ricardo Loaiza and Elba Garcia prep you to dance the night away! Once you’ve practiced all three dances, find a local Latin Dance club or bust these moves at the next school dance! Wepa! For more dance lessons, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.
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This excerpt from Cai's Tornado: Explosion Project for the Kennedy Center includes both the dancing boats and the tornado itself. To get a behind the scenes look at the creation of this event visit The Art of the Explosion at http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/fireworks/index.htmlBy ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network
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This side by side video shows the story of the turtle and the crane as seen by the audience and behind the screen as the puppeteers bring the story to life. To learn more about the art of shadow puppets, visit Playing with Shadows at http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/shadowpuppets/artsedge.html.…
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Collections Manager Christa Deacy-Quinn of the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana explains the steps that must be taken when handling valuable artifacts. The Terra Cotta Warriors are a collection of 8,000 statues that were buried over 2,000 years ago in the tomb of China‚Äôs first emperor Qin Shi Huang. Three of the stat…
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Beijing Traditional Music Ensemble's extensive repertoire and virtuoso musicians demonstrate the range of distinctive styles that developed in each region for erhu (fiddle), pipa (lute), and other instruments. To watch the entire sixty minute show visit the Millennium Stage archives http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/artist_detail.cf…
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Artists of the Yi and Wa ethnic groups from Yunnan Province-the most ethnically diverse in China-demonstrate their unique folk traditions in this excerpt from the Kennedy Center's free Millennium Stage show. For more about the traditional arts of the Yunnan people, check out our Sounds of China PodPage http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content…
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"When you're in a pipowerTheater/ece of wonderful theater your whole body responds to what's on the stage." In this Power of Theater podcast, part of the Kennedy Center Education Department's American College Theater Festival's summer intensive for playwrights, playwright Marcia Norman discusses the different forms and forums for storytelling, and …
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"A playwright...first and foremost has to compel people." In this Power of Theater podcast, part of the Kennedy Center Education Department's American College Theater Festival's summer intensive for playwrights, playwright Lee Blessing discusses the difference between writing for the theater and writing for television and film. For more information…
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"When you sit in a theater, you're sitting closer to a complete stranger that you ever would in your own living room. You haven't just seen a show, you've been part of something." Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is the story of George and Martha, two of the most famous roles ever written for the stage. Over the course of one wickedly…
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Come to this play with an open and pure sense of imagination, and it will embrace you." Since its first performance in 1953, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot has generated controversy with its unconventional plot and disturbing themes. Audiences have reacted strongly, with many embracing the play, others rejecting it, but all debating its meaning…
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"Theater at its best is always a mirror. It's a reflection of who we are." Twelve Angry Men deals with issues of prejudice and fear of "the other" but also promotes the ideas of debate and reasonable doubt. The characters in the play argue opposing positions with plausible conviction, and the audience members are left to decide their interpretation…
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When asked to describe the work of August Wilson, actor James Earl Jones said, "...when he writes he leaves some blood on the page. You can't get that stuff out of yourself without hurt. It's not therapy; it's more like revelation." August Wilson was one of America's most significant and successful playwrights. Less than 20 years ago, he began an a…
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