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Dancer’s Journal: Learning to Perform the Dances of Martha Graham

September 30th, 2014

Dancer’s Journal: Learning to Perform the Dances of Martha Graham shows notes, videos, and other items from the scrapbook of a dancer who is learning dances of the mother of modern dance, Martha Graham. Hear music and see video clips, including Graham herself perform movements from “Lamentation.” Other featured works include “Appalachian Spring,” “Diversion of […]

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An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, 1600-1920

September 30th, 2014

An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, 1600-1920 presents a collection of 200 social dance manuals and related materials. Along with dance instruction manuals, this online presentation also includes a significant number of antidance manuals, histories, treatises on etiquette, and items from other conceptual categories. Many of the manuals also provide historical information on theatrical […]

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Women’s History Through Art and Dance: 5 Ways to Celebrate and Express Creativity

February 28th, 2014

March is Women’s History Month and Youth Art Month. In March, or any time of year, celebrate women’s contributions to the arts with some hands-on activities for kids – girls and boys. Learn, reflect and create! 1. Study women’s perspectives at an art museum or gallery: Tour the galleries of an art museum this month […]