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Web site: http://www.ket.org/dancesense/

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A 10-part series that explores what dance is, why people dance, and how dances are created. Designed for middle and high school audiences, the programs use performances, archival photographs and footage, and interviews to explore the elements of dance, dance styles, dance in a multicultural and historical context, and dance as an art form. A 2001 KET production.

TV Schedule

Watch Online! The Dance of Culture #102
Looks into the origins and functions of dance in various cultures.

  • KETKY Monday, September 15 at 1:15 am EDT

Watch Online! Dance in America #103
Looks at how dance has developed in America, focusing particularly on the influences of Native American, African-American, and European dances.

  • KET Thursday, September 18 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KET Friday, September 19 at 5:15 am EDT
  • KETKY Friday, September 19 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KETKY Monday, September 22 at 1:15 am EDT

Watch Online! The Elements of Dance #104
Examines the "language of dance": space, time, and energy.

  • KET Thursday, September 25 at 2:14 pm EDT
  • KET Thursday, September 25 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KET Friday, September 26 at 5:15 am EDT
  • KETKY Friday, September 26 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KETKY Monday, September 29 at 1:15 am EDT

Watch Online! The Moving Body #105
Explores how bodies move as well as how dancers train and maintain their bodies.

  • KET Thursday, October 2 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KET Friday, October 3 at 5:15 am EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 3 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KETKY Monday, October 6 at 1:15 am EDT

Watch Online! Making Dance #106
Shows how dances are created and what dance makers, or choreographers, are trying to communicate through their dances; explores the role of improvisation—performing or creating on the spur of the moment—in dance.

  • KET Thursday, October 9 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KET Friday, October 10 at 5:15 am EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 10 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KETKY Monday, October 13 at 1:15 am EDT

Watch Online! Ballet #107
Explores dance as a means of creative expression—focusing on the history, vocabulary, and style of ballet—as well as the viewer's role in responding to and appreciating a dance performance.

  • KET Thursday, October 16 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KET Friday, October 17 at 5:15 am EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 17 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KETKY Monday, October 20 at 1:15 am EDT

Watch Online! Modern Dance #108
Explores modern dance's origins and ever-changing approach to expression.

  • KET Thursday, October 23 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KET Friday, October 24 at 5:15 am EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 24 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KETKY Monday, October 27 at 1:15 am EST

Watch Online! Jazz Dance #109
Explores jazz dance and the elements of improvisation and syncopation and looks at how dances are constantly evolving.

  • KET Thursday, October 30 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, October 31 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, October 31 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, November 3 at 1:15 am EST

Watch Online! Tap and Percussive Dance #110
Looks at the classic tap form, its roots in jazz and blues, and other percussive dance forms such as flamenco and clogging.

  • KET Thursday, November 6 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, November 7 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, November 7 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, November 10 at 1:15 am EST
List all episodes

Links

Official web site: http://www.ket.org/dancesense/

Pages about this series:

Products

DOWNLOADABLE GUIDE: http://www.ket.org/dancesense/pdf/ds_complete.pdf
   Price available upon request.
   PDF format. Individual chapters also downloadable from series web pages.
   KET Online

DVD: http://www.ket.org/artstoolkit/dance_order.htm
   Price available upon request.
   An enhanced version of the series, including specially produced additional segments, is part of the Dance Arts Toolkit, available to Kentucky educators.
   KET Duplication Services
   (800) 945-9167
   600 Cooper Drive
   Lexington, KY 40502-2296
   shop@ket.org

VIDEO OR DVD:
   $60.00
   KET Duplication Services
   (800) 945-9167
   600 Cooper Drive
   Lexington, KY 40502-2296
   shop@ket.org

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