In today’s world, the search to find and exercise creative outlets can be difficult for kids whose schedules are filled with homework or extracurricular activities. These tips will help stop five notorious creativity killers in their tracks and help foster your child’s imagination.
This feature provides a general explanation of the Kennedy Center’s “What’s Going On…Now” youth media campaign, which asks young people to examine the themes in Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On album and consider “It’s been 40 years. How have things changed?” Youth participants will share their perspectives of “then” and “now” through art, leading up to the May celebration at the Kennedy Center.
Music is an influential part of people’s lives that can make them think about personal experiences as well as other cultures. So choreographers must think carefully when choosing music for their dances. This feature focuses on four American choreographers—Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Larry Keigwin, and Mark Morris—and how they each used music to inspire their choreography in different ways.
Master + Work: Martha Graham and Appalachian Spring
The “Master+Work” series focuses on a master artist and one of his/her most important works. In this feature, learn how Martha Graham’s choreography evolved from studying the effect of breathing through whole-body movements, and reflects her interest in human emotions and motivations, as shown in Appalachian Spring.
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