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The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country, creating a cultural hub that is central to Los Angeles’ status as “the creative capital” of the world. Over two million people enjoy live performances and events at The Music Center each year. The Music Center is also a nationally recognized leader in arts education. Its Artsource curriculum units provide detailed lesson plans about important artists from a variety of cultures and styles and an enduring work of their art in dance, music and theatre. Video and audio resources help bring these performances alive for students. The lessons are appropriate for general classroom teachers and arts teachers alike. In addition, The Music Center presents special programs and festivals for children and families throughout the year.

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Alvin Ailey's "Revelations": Performing Arts Unit Plan
"Revelations", the 'Signature Work' of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, celebrates the human spirit and the ability of people to overcome...
American Indian Dance Theatre - Eagle & Hoop Dance
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
American Indian Dance Theatre features Native American dances, music, regalia, and traditions in a theatrically staged presentation. Two pieces are...
Natividad Cano - Malagueña Salerosa - Mariachi
  • Music
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Mariachi music is a traditional style of Mexican music and singing in which the musicians often stroll among patrons as they play. Nativadad Cano and...
Chuck Davis - African American Dance Ensemble
African Roots in American Soil - Dr. Chuck Davis’s research on the history, music and dance of specific cultural groups enables him to choreograph...
Donald Mckayle - Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
Donald McKayle proclaims, "What is beautiful about mankind are the differences, and that is a thing to celebrate." As an African-American man, he...
Chic Street Man - Rag Man & Losing You
Chic Street Man has created a unique vocal style which is all his -- a potpourri of blues, reggae, folk, pop and jazz. Chic uses his guitar, singing...
Tandy Beal & Bobby McFerrin
Voice/Dance Improvisation - Improvisational work is very challenging; it requires a great deal of trust, alertness, and the ability of each person to...
Arthur Mitchell & Dance Theatre Of Harlem
Arthur Mitchell, the first black male dancer with the New York City Ballet, had to transcend social attitudes to fulfill his vision to create the...
Eddie Brown - Scientific Rhythm
Eddie Brown created, performed, and taught tap dance for more than 65 years, achieving the highest level of excellence. He was featured with Rhapsody...
John Clayton - I Be Serious ’Bout Dem Blues
  • Music
  • 3-5, MS, HS
The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra maintains its connection to the past, while looking ahead to the future. It is a living link to the rich history...