Video Sunday – Dance, Airports, and Radio
Three things today.
Thing #1 is described on YouTube in this fashion:
"A Selection" is a collaborative work of Maurice Sendak and Pilobolus. This is part 1 of 2. Performance starts at 0:40.
"A Selection" is a dance that depicts the brutality of Hitler’s Holocaust as it affected those, especially the children, who suffered at the hands of the Nazis. The title of the work comes from the process where camp arrivals are separated to work or to die – as shown in Part 2. Some are "selected" to work while others are stripped of everything they have and sent to the gas chambers.
Part 1 is appropriate for all ages.
This second thing is yet another YouTube Video courtesy of the team that brought you Brotherhood 2.0. It is described in this fashion:
In which Hank confuses Denver for Isengard…apparently.
I liked the first one so much, and my layover on the way back was EVEN LONGER! So I just had to do it…y’know…the full song.
For those of you asking, I was on my way home from the Detroit Auto Show when I filmed this. But the editing took some time.
And finally, link #3 is to the Library of Congress website. Ah, LOC. Your budgets make me squirm. Check out these fancy dancy public service announcements they made on the site involving Oz, Hogwarts, and Camelot. Hogwarts is probably the best, though they’re all pretty amazing.
Also listen to their book trailer radio ads. Very odd, though they seem to be on the right track. They just need to get actors and actresses that don’t have the voices of 25-year-olds. And do kids listen to radio ads anymore? Tis a question.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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