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pointe shoe Pointe Shoes

Pointe Shoes

What makes dancing en pointe possible? Footwear called pointe shoes. With their flat, stiff fronts and special construction, pointe shoes give ballerinas the footwear that helps them stay on their toes and wow audiences

Ear buds in love Perfect Harmony: Singing the Love

Perfect Harmony: Singing the Love

Nothing sings romance like a love song. And people have been singing them for thousands of years.

Little Dancer On Stage: Little Dancer

On Stage: Little Dancer

This feature includes background about the musical Little Dancer as well as an interpretive piece for younger audience members about the play’s more sensitive themes

Singing at Piano No Singer is an Island

No Singer is an Island

Some thoughts on being a musical teamplayer

Conductor at Concert Musical Must-Do's

Musical Must-Do's

Everything you need to know before you go to a symphonic, orchestral, or jazz concert performance

Music as Dance’s Muse

Music as Dance’s Muse

Music is a muse for four different American choreographers

Merce Cunningham Merce Cunningham and BIPED

Merce Cunningham and BIPED

Discover how Cunningham's abstract choreography was inspired by his innovative use of technology

Martha Graham Master + Work

Master + Work

Meet the masters...the talented artists who have created some of the most outstanding achievements of the twentieth century

Martha Graham Martha Graham and Appalachian Spring

Martha Graham and Appalachian Spring

Learn how this dance visionary pioneered her own movement language while exploring the depths of human emotion

Words of Love Love in Poetry and Words

Love in Poetry and Words

Need the right words for Valentine's Day? Let the great poets, writers, and thinkers share their thoughts

henry fonda in the grapes of wrath The Grapes of Wrath: Voice and Vision

The Grapes of Wrath: Voice and Vision

This collection of suggested lessons and activities aim at helping students build a framework, from various perspectives of the 1930s, in which to embed a close study of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath

Theater collage It's Not Just a Stage

It's Not Just a Stage

How to find your way around a theater, onstage and off

Children Singing Singing in an Ensemble

Singing in an Ensemble

Learn how to sing with a group of friends, family, or classmates

Hip-Hop artists Hip-Hop: A Culture of Vision and Voice

Hip-Hop: A Culture of Vision and Voice

Hip-hop is global, lapping on every shore and landing at every airport. But what does Hip-Hop mean?

Bessie Smith Hear With Your Eyes: Jazz and Art

Hear With Your Eyes: Jazz and Art

Romare Bearden makes music with his art. Learn how to “hear” a painting

American Flag God Bless America

God Bless America

In 1938, composer Irving Berlin dusted off an old piece of music to create a new national hit

George Balanchine George Balanchine and Agon

George Balanchine and Agon

Discover why Balanchine has been called "the father of American Ballet" and even the greatest choreographer of all time

Kennedy Center Opera House A Field Guide to Theaters

A Field Guide to Theaters

Everything you need to know before you go to an arts event in a theater

Children Observing a Painting A Field Guide to Galleries

A Field Guide to Galleries

Everything you need to know before you go to an arts event in a gallery

Music Festival A Field Guide to Festivals

A Field Guide to Festivals

Everything you need to know before you go to an arts event in a festival-style setting

Kennedy Center Concert Hall A Field Guide to Concert Halls

A Field Guide to Concert Halls

Everything you need to know before you go to an arts event in a concert hall

Jazz Trio A Field Guide to Clubs

A Field Guide to Clubs

Everything you need to know before you go to an arts event in a club setting

Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man

Fanfare for the Common Man

After the U.S. entered World War II, this brass and percussion piece sounded the call to service and sacrifice.

Earworm Earworms

Earworms

When songs get stuck... get stuck... get stuck... in our brains

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