Fierce Footwork. Female Force! Join the founders of Syncopated Ladies, Emmy nominated choreographer Chloe Arnold & Maud Arnold to watch their video “Rise Up,” inspired by Andra Day’s song of the same name. The Ladies were inspired to create a dance that focused on women’s rights and getting all people out to vote.
Learn how the Civil War-era correspondence between poet Emily Dickinson and abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson influenced composer Eric Nathan’s music in this video lesson with accompanying activities.
Discover the intersection of Eastern and Western Music in this lesson with accompanying video featuring violist Consuelo Sherba, Artistic Director of Aurea Ensemble and Yang Wei, a celebrated virtuoso on the pipa, and member of the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma.
Watch excerpts from a performance at the cross-section of the cinematic and theatrical, fantastical and tangible, illusionistic and physical and learn about Global Temperature Changes and Greenhouse Effect in this video lesson and activities for grades 8-12.
Watch excerpts from a puppetry spectacle rooted in indigenous culture, and learn about turtle conservation, bird migration and the interconnectedness between humans and nature with Heather Henson, the founder of IBEX Puppetry and daughter of Muppets Creator Jim Henson.
Discover the Silk Road in this lesson with accompanying video featuring Yang Wei, a professional musician and a celebrated virtuoso on the pipa, a Chinese string instrument dating back 2,000 years. Yang Wei has performed worldwide as a soloist with various orchestras and ensembles, including the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma.
“Machine Dazzle” a.k.a., Matthew Flower, is a costume designer and performer based in New York City. His process is interesting in that he gathers different kinds of materials and textures; many that normally would not be part of costume or apparel – the shinier the better, throws them on the floor, and creates!