Saturday, February 25, 2006

Flamenco Dance- Derek-14 The 411 Show

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Watch this Flamenco performance by the dynamic dancer Derek, 14 years old. He is dancing to "Farruka" a classic Flamenco piece. Derek was discovered by us at a Show in San Antonio called Give Belly Dance a Chance, which is given annually by Karavan Dance Company. He and his fellow dancers also dance regularly at an event called First Friday, where every 1st friday of the month there are artists doing a wide variety of performances, usually on the street or in parking lots in the downtown area of San Antonio known as King William. It is a popular event for youth in San Antonio.

Derek has been dancing since he was 4 years old and studies under the fabulous teacher, Rodolfo Medellin, who opened the Movimiento Dance Arts School in San Antonio. He is also the instructor for the two previous spanish dances posted- the Paso Doble dance and the Rumba dance.

All these dancers came to perform for the 411 Show in the summer of 2005. It was a very exciting and high energy morning at the studio that day, with lots of kids from 5 to 14 years old very excited to be dancing for the cameras. Performing for a camera is very different than performing for a live audience. We use the show as a teaching tool for dancers who are used to live performances, to learn the differences in how they should tweak their performance for a camera, when there is no audience.

All of the dancers behaved very professionally for being of such a young age and their costumes looked fantastic.

You can view the other two performances by this dance group in previous postings. For more information on Karavan Dance Company go to

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Espanol: Vean este baile de Flamenco por el joven Derek, de 14 anos de edad. Derek ha estado bailando desde los 4 anos de edad. Es un bailador muy dynamico. Descubrimos a Derek en un show en San Antonio "Give Belly Dance a Chance" , que es un show de baile del vientre que produce el estudio Karavan cada ano.

Usamos el show para dar instrucion a artistas jovenes cuales son las diferencias entre bailando para un audiencia en vivo y bailando para las cameras.

Derek estudia bajo el gran maestro Rodolfo Medillen, quien abrio la escuela Movimiento Dance Arts en San Antonio. Pueden ver dos adicionales bailes por los estudiantes the Rodolfo Medillin en videos previos. Todos los jovenes de edades 5 and 14 se portaron muy profesionales este dia en el verano the 2005 cuando grabamos estos bailes.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

The War in Iraq-Part 2 (14 min)

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The 411 Show - A continuation of the show on the War in Iraq. This was the very 1st show we had filmed when we began production in June 2004. It was a very rainy bad weather day and you could hear the heavy thunder coming through on the mikes.

This discussion was on why we went to war in Iraq, from a teenage point of view. What were the motivations of our Government? What was the Media's role in convincing the public that we should go to War? Who are actually the people who " go to war "? Who benefits from War?

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The War in Iraq-Part 1 (9 min)

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What are the viewpoints and feelings of youth on the War in Iraq? A discussion by teens as to why the U.S. went into Iraq and for what purpose. This was the very 1st show we taped for the 411 Show in the summer of 2004, shortly after the release of the Abu Graib pictures showing Iraqi prisoners being abused. You can see the amateur camera work as we were trying to learn how to run the cameras. However this show set the tone for the future shows that were taped showing thoughtful discussions on provocative issues by youth.

The show features Melissa Ann-15 years old as Host, Nadia 15 as co-host and Robyn 14 as a guest.

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Espanol: Este show tocante la Guerra in Iraq fue el primer show que grabamos para el 411 Show. Ensena a estas jovenes hablando francamente y con preocupacion sobre el tema de guerra. El show se grabo en el verano del 2004, poco despues que los fotos de prisioneros Iraqi’s en la prision Abu Graib fueron revelados al publico.



Sunday, February 12, 2006

Robyn-14 yrs old: Singing "Sweet November"

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Watch Robyn Correa, 14 years old, singing on guitar for the 411 Show.

Espanol: Vean a Robyn, 14 anos, cantando y tocando guitarra en el show

"The 411 Show."


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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Nicole 13-Performing "If I Ain't Got You"

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Watch Nicole, 13 years old, sing this song. by Alicia Keys for the 411 Show.

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Espanol: Vean a la joven Nicole, de 13 anos, cantar una cancion de Alicia Keys.

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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Paso Doble Dance-The 411 Show

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Watch these young dancers, ages 6-7, dance a Paso Doble routine.

Paso Doble music is what you may hear at bullfights in Spain and Mexico.

The music is "Gato Montes".

Choreographer-Rodolfo Medellin from Movimiento Dance Arts

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Espanol: Vean a estos jovenes de 5-7 anos, bailar este Paso Doble.

Produced by 411 Productions