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Accelerated Motion: Towards a New Dance Literacy in America

The site you are about to enter is a series of dynamic and interactive educational materials aimed at fostering a multidisciplinary understanding of how movement ideas are enacted in various aspects of American culture. 

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Young, Rich and Ruling Radio, Country Walks a Broader Line

Young, Rich and Ruling Radio, Country Walks a Broader Line | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The genre’s audience has grown stronger, wider and younger, and media companies have invested heavily in artists and radio stations with increasingly mainstream appeal.
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The Music and Legacy of Stephen Foster

The Music and Legacy of Stephen Foster | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The songs of Steven Foster gave us some of the most powerful iconography of the South.
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U.S. Ballerinas Redefine an Art, but What About History?

U.S. Ballerinas Redefine an Art, but What About History? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Over the last two centuries — mainly since the establishment of female point work — the ballerina has become the quintessence of ballet.
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Sounds from the Grove - Frederick Delius

Sounds from the Grove - Frederick Delius | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Delius's earliest composition is also his most beloved, and it was inspired by the orange groves of Florida.
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The Worst Thing About "Birth of a Nation" is How Good it Is

The Worst Thing About "Birth of a Nation" is How Good it Is | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The release of “Django Unchained,” and the discussion surrounding it, have brought “Birth of a Nation”—D. W. Griffith’s disgustingly racist yet titanically original 1915 feature—back to the fore.
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The Smart Set: Sound of the States - January 25, 2013

The Smart Set: Sound of the States - January 25, 2013 | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
There's something familiar about American compositions, across genres and musical periods. What's behind the American sound?
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American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page

The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience.
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60 Minutes/Vanity Fair: Music

60 Minutes/Vanity Fair: Music | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In this month's poll, many agree this decade has the worst music in the 45 years since Woodstock
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My Day: Ballet director Li Cunxin

My Day: Ballet director Li Cunxin | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Li Cunxin is the artistic director of the Queensland Ballet in Australia. He trained as a ballet dancer in China before the country opened up to the outside world and defected to the United States after getting the opportunity for a summer scholarship in Texas.

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Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885

Tens of thousands of songs and instrumental pieces registered for
copyright in the post-Civil War era.

 

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra.

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American Cantorate

This collection contains the raw data of the “History of the American Cantorate” project, which was designed and executed by Mark Slobin in 1984-86 under a grant from the Natonal Endowment for the Humanities awarded to the Cantors Assembly, a professional society. Included are 1) listenable interviews with a cross-section of cantors from the Cantors Assembly (Conservative) and American Conference of Cantors (Reform) Cantorial Council of America (Orthodox), and the Women Cantors Network, 2) the entire set of sung samples that 93 cantors submitted for purposes of music analysis 3) questionnaire responses from members of the CA, ACC, and congregational lay leadership 4) letters from rabbis about the cantorate 5) ancillary materials. 

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Dancing in the Street: A Q&A With Director Kwame Kwei-Armah | Artinfo

Dancing in the Street: A Q&A With Director Kwame Kwei-Armah  | Artinfo | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The director of "Detroit '76" spoke with ARTINFO about Dominique Morisseau's play on the eve of its premiere in New York.
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Great Performances: DANCE IN AMERICA: FREE TO DANCE

DANCE IN AMERICA presents FREE TO DANCE a three-part documentary that chronicles the crucial role that African-American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance as an American art form.


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NYPL Digital Gallery | Explore All Collections

NYPL Digital Gallery | Explore All Collections | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.


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BBC Four - Collections - All American

BBC Four - Collections - All American | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A collection of programmes from the BBC archives exploring art, technology, politics and society in the United States of America. Available online to watch in full.
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