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These transcripts are from an oral history project related to the National Hand Dance Association documentary film, "Hand Dance: a Capitol Swing." The interviews explore the resurgence of hand dance in the 1990s and the establishment of dance classes…

In this documentary, the Ward 7 Arts Collaborative interviews friends, colleagues, and students of the notable Washington, DC performer and youth advocate Melvin Deal.

Deal, through his Summer youth programs, and from his studio in Ward 7 (in…

Several students learned radio interviewing techniques and then practiced their skills by recording several sessions with community members impacted in someway by Washington, DC youth movements. The topics covered include: the Teenarama television…

This raw, behind-the-scenes footage of Beverly Lindsay-Johnson's Dance Party: The Teenarama Story shows singer, actress, and city councilwoman Martha Reeves preparing her narration for the film. The 18 minute clip is a unique insight into the…

Funded in part by a series of Humanities Council grants, this film examines a television show from the 1960s called Teenarama. The program was a teen dance show which, unlike many of its contemporary counterparts, was open to African-American youth.…

This film is a rough cut version of filmmaker Beverly Lindsay-Johnson's Dance Party: The Teenarama Story.

Teenarama was an African-American teen dance show that aired on WOOK during the 1960s in Washington, DC.

Dance of Tears is the story of the Khmer Classical Dance Troupe and their journey from the killing fields of Cambodia, to a refugee camp in Thailand, and finally to Wheaton, Maryland. In 1970, President Nixon ordered the bombing of Cambodia. In…

This film documents the 1998 35th reunion gala of former Teenarama dancers at the Eclipse night club in northeast Washington, DC.

The film is part of a larger documentary project from filmmaker Beverly Lindsay-Johnson and the National Hand Dance…

This film documents a reunion of Teenarama participants at Fort Lincoln Park on August 1, 1998. The film features narrated footage of the event and includes several dance numbers. The film is part of a larger documentary project from filmmaker…

Funded in part by a series of Humanities Council grants, "Dance Party: The Teenarama Story" film examines a 1960s television show called Teenarama. The program was a teen dance show which, unlike many of its contemporary counterparts, was open to…

This brief film documents a project undertaken by the Rincones & Company Dance Theater to help teenagers express their individuality while learning about social relations and race.

Students from different backgrounds were brought together to…

A panel of Humanities Scholars including Leasa Ferrar Fortune, Cathryn Harding, Ori Z. Soltes, with choreographer Liz Lerman, discuss Lerman's Shehechianu project. Shehechianu is a Jewish blessing spoken at special occasions, and the Dance project…
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