Dance Improvisation Class Final
Students performing outside and in Bernhard Center. The video begins with the students being frozen in position for approximately three minutes before they start their improvisation. There is no music, just the dance. (7:33)
Canada: A People's History - Jacques Cartier
This video is a reenactment of Jacques Cartier's voages to the New World. It recreates many of his well know adventures and explorations in a way that is easy to follow, and can be enjoyed by anyone who is studying this great explorer.
Manhattan: What Henry Hudson Saw in 1609
This video from National Geographic gives us a peek at what Manhattan would have looked like when Henry Hudson discovered it. (Professional video that shows scenes of NYC without the buildings, bridges, and such)
RFK - Bobby Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
At the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bob Kennedy was the country’s attorney general. At first he advocated a strike against the island, ninety miles south of Florida, where the Soviet Union was installing offensive ballistic missiles. As he listened to the debate amongst the President's closest advisors, however, he changed his mind.
Move the video forward, to 1:10, to view a short clip of Bobby’s role in the crisis. Included are recreated scenes, hist
Chaucer and the Medieval Period - clip only
This is the beginning of an older filmed-for-the-classroom narrated documentary. It introduces Middle English literature and The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer and gives an overview of the pilgrims as a cross section of medieval society. Sound quality is strained. Shows a large antique edition of the book and a filmed reenactment of people in period costume eating a meal together at a large inn table. (1:39 min.)
The Changing World of Charles Dickens - clip only
This brief overview of the age of Dickens provides a good introduction to Dickens' Oliver Twist, in which he attempts to expose the inhumanity and injustices he saw around him. Drawings and paintings with narration, and interspersed reenactment. (1:29 min.)
Geisha Fan Fance
Geisha from Japan performing at the Japanese street festival in Washington, DC. (0:25)
Traditional Japanese Dance
This is called Nihon-Buyo, a traditional Japanese Dance which was meant for performance on the stage. (3:54)
Grand Slam: Performance Poetry Engages Students
A professionally produced report on the work of Global Writes and the way in which it engages students in writing through the teaching of slam poetry. The video features scenes from classroom sessions, and interviews with students, teachers, and school administrators.
Unionization at Ford in 1930s and early 1940s
[CAUTION: There are scenes with dead workers in caskets that might be disturbing.]Ford was considered the model of manufacturing technology in the 1920s. By offering the $5 day, and other benefits, Ford was also
considered a model employer. The Great Depression changed that
perception and worker unrest led to a unionization drive. Ford was more resistant than the other "Big-3" auto companies (GM and Chrysler) and was the last to unionize on the eve of WW2. (Video starts in the m
Theatre Etiquette Video
Top 7 Do's and Don'ts of Theatre Etiquette"
A helpful guide to theatre etiquette brought to you by the Education Department at the Citi performing Arts Center. This applies to any live performance.
How to Tap into Emotions in Acting Auditions
How to Tap into Emotions in Acting Auditions. Part of the series: How to Rehearse for Monologues. Need practice tips for your monologue? Learn how to tap into your real emotions on stage in this free video clip from a professional theater director.
A blast from the past... Learn the (very) basics of stage lighting on an ETC Express 24/48 lighting board.
Stage Lighting & Managing : Stage Lights Effects
Lighting effects on stage can be created using gel rotators, which have up to 20 different colors of gels available for a single light. . See how the mood can be changed with a simple color change with tips from an experienced stage manager in this free video on theater lighting.
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Stage Lighting & Managing : How Do Stage Lights Work?
Stage lights are controlled by an operator who presets the various lighting options for the show, and each light can be made brighter, softer or colored. Understand the function of stage lights with tips from an experienced stage manager in this free video on theater lighting.
Internet Tip: Google Shortcuts
Google searching shortcuts to help you get the most out of your searches. Some are weather, stocks, phonebooks, tracking information, definations of words, movie locations and times, calculations, and more. (8:03)
Better Search Techniques
Step 1: Go to an internet search engine
The most popular search engine is Google
Step 2: Choose several key words
Step 3: Search for one of 2 or more terms
If you would like to find pages that contain at least one of your search terms, but not necessarily all of them, put the word OR in capitals between them.
Step 4: Performing a negative search
If you would like to find pages that do not contain one of your s
About Greek Theater
About Greek Theater. Part of the series: Theater Acting & Scripts. Greek theater began in the 6th century B.C., and it has become a cornerstone in the performing arts. Understand the history of acting through the study of Greek theater.
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Theatre-1-From Ritual to Ancient Greek Theater
From Ritual to Ancient Greek Theater History & Basic's of the Theatre Stage This 18 part series goes threw the History, Elements, Types and functions of theater. (10:09)
Theatre-2-Development of Greek Tragedy
Development of Greek Tragedy History & Basic's of the Theatre Stage This 18 part series goes threw the History, Elements, Types and functions of the Theatre. (9;46)