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A Few of Our Favorite Things...

A collection of our favorites from across the arts and humanities

From musical theater to music in space, our media collections reflect the breadth and depth of the performing arts in America and around the world. These are some of our staff favorites--we'd love to hear yours!

Video Series
The band rocks the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
Interactive
Explore the themes and art that emerged during the Harlem Renaissance
Series
Discover how history is full of surprising stories of people doing amazing things
Interactive
Gregory Hines is your guide to the history, people, and techniques of tap
Audio
Meet Ben Burtt, Sound Designer for films like Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark and WALL-E.
Website
Batter up! This multimedia exploration introduces students to the most enduring all-stars of the orchestra: the instruments.
Website
This multimedia piece explores the science and art of pyrotechnics, and chronicles the making of Cai’s Tornado
Audio
There's music floating in Outer Space--two disks filled with songs that are floating out beyond the planets that are most distant to Earth
Audio Slideshow
Part 1 of the Beethoven Rocks series: Get to know Classical music's biggest star
Audio Series
Learn how composers and sound designers use their tools to create or enhance mood in a film or commercial.
Video Series
Young slam-poets perform at the Kennedy Center, with Hip Hop giants Questlove and Black Thought
Website
Discover the secrets behind the art of shadow puppetry in this multimedia exploration
Audio Series
A 3-part audio series that explores different aspects of Arab music
Audio Series
Music and football are intertwined as we'll hear in this series, narrated by NFL Films composer Tom Hedden
Audio Series
Chinese music dates back thousands of years and is as varied as the people who create it
Video Series
Members of Full Circle Productions demonstrate different types of hip-hop dance and music
Series
Enjoy music? Find out why you can say thanks to mathematics, language, and science
Series
Meet the masters...the talented artists who have created some of the most outstanding achievements of the twentieth century. Where to start? We've got you covered. Click on to learn about these famous artists and their masterworks.
Series
From stage lighting to pointe shoes, discover the technology that makes creating art possible
Video Series
Learn the history and basics of African dance and drumming
Video Series
Learn the basics of four Latin dances: Merengue, Salsa, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha
Video Series
Get on the dance floor and learn East Coast Swing, Charleston, and the Lindy Hop
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