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DAN 2100: Dance Appreciation / Dance in the Humanities: Watch - Dance on Video
Research and Information guide designed to serve as an aid to students taking DAN 2100 and other Dance courses.
This program explains who the voodoo practitioners are as well as the mythical origins of their cult; it also shows the music and dance of these two groups—wild and furious, acrobatic and physically demanding, beautiful and harmonious, rhythmically infectious. (15 minutes)
The elaborate rituals and timeless pageantry of Bali make the island unforgettable for visitors, yet few really understand what lies behind the dances, the costumes, and the ceremonies. With gorgeous, high-definition footage, this program delves into the spiritual beliefs at the heart of Balinese traditions.
With wonderful performances by the troupe “Kalanjali: Dances of India,” this program introduces classical Indian dance and music, featuring a kirtanam dance honoring Lord Krishna, and other “bharata natyam” pieces, a temple dance style described in a 2,000-year-old Sanskrit treatise on the performing arts.
For centuries, dancing was part of virtually every aspect of Native American life. Although outlawed at times by the U.S. government and performed out of context for Wild West shows, dancing now unifies tribal nations and preserves Indian heritage.
Pakarena is a traditional court dance of the Makassar region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. In the 20th century, the dance moved out of the court to became a popular form of entertainment. It is now still occasionally performed at a variety of ceremonies including marriages, curing rituals, and circumcisions. In pakarena, energetic, even frenetic drumming accompanies the extremely slow and graceful dance movements of young women. In this pakarena, two-headed drums (gandrang) and a double-reed oboe (puik-puik) accompany two dancers.
The court dance, referred to in Korea as chong-jae, is a general form pervaded most of them and is still manifest in many of the court dances extant today. The court dance was designad to be an elegant spectacle, sometimes employing as many 200 or more performers.
Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) presents a one-of-a-kind glimpse of ballet from today and yesterday. The film is hosted by “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, and stars leading figures from the world of ballet. Dancers such as Stella Abrera, Isabella Boylston, Skylar Brandt, Marcelo Gomes, Veronika Part and Hee Seo from American Ballet Theater, Taras Domitro and Maria Kochetkova of San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet favorites Ashley Bouder and Daniel Ulbricht, Matthew Golding of Dutch National Ballet, Alejandro Virelles of Boston Ballet and Greta Hodgkinson of National Ballet of Canada perform iconic roles from the classical repertoire including Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, Flames of Paris and Don Quixote.
This perennial favorite draws on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Christmas fantasy, in which a young girl finds herself caught up in a night of magical adventures. Tchaikovsky’s well-known score, the exquisite choreography, and entrancing imagery combine to create one of the most popular ballets in the world.
Tzigane / music by Maurice Ravel -- Andante from Divertimento No. 15 / music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- The four temperaments / music by Paul Hindemith -- Selections from Jewels : emeralds / music by Gabriele Fauré : Diamonds / music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky -- Stravinsky violin concerto / music by Igor Stravinsky.
A collection of selected Balanchine ballets.
A series of flamenco dances, "an integral part of the Spanish heart and culture" are performed by three hundred dancers and photographed by the master cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles.
A beautiful capoeira girl meets a boy from an opposing club. Like her he is a devastatingly fit and highly trained capoeirista. A beguiling fighting dance for capoeira dominance ensues. A short film by LENA.
This documentary explores the history and scope of the hip-hop dance style. The movement is also studied as a global marketing phenomenon. Despite its popularity, hip-hop struggles to define its historical lineage, concept, origins, aesthetics, and generational acceptance. Discover how it was first introduced to mainstream America in the early 1970s as break dancing (or b-boying).
Using archive footage, this film explores the relationship between dance and the camera and how they grew up together. The range goes from an 1896 “Danse serpentine” to a live cinema of Mahler 3 in 2013 while choreographers and dancers comment on what film and television means to them. TV producer Bob Lockyer and dance critic Clement Crisp present and comment on some of the most fascinating footage you will ever see.