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What Happens When 350 Musicians Meet For The First Time?

This summer, around 350 musicians of all kinds -- "Young, older, professional drumlines, community marching bands, seasoned jazz players, Indian wedding band musicians, Brazilian samba drummers and scads of amateur pl...

Dizzy Gillespie live on stage: Salt Peanuts

American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer Dizzy Gillespie peforms Salt Peanuts live on stage, likely at the Ontario Place Forum in Toronto, circa 1971. We love the fun audience warm up in the...

Street performer Isaac Hou rides a Cyr wheel

Isaac Hou spins and swirls, gracefully riding a Cyr wheel in the streets and abandoned buildings of Taiwan. Well known as a local street performer, juggler, and acrobat, fan videos of his performances have gone viral ...

Ballet Swan Lake Fouetée: Nureyev and Fonteyn

This 1967 clip from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, legends Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn give a very brief glimpse of the incredible athleticism involved in ballet. So. Many. Spins. You can watch the entir...

Viola Smith Drums with Frances Carroll & Her Coquettes (1939)

Viola Smith Drums with Frances Carroll & Her Coquettes (1939).  Smith was born in 1912, and just after celebrating her 100th birthday, she sat down with Tom Tom Magazine for a video inte...

Amelymeloptical Illusion

Amelymeloptical Illusion, a seemingly simple yet enthralling rings performance from French juggler Lindzee Poi. Next, watch French “magic” champ Yann Frisch and Sylvain’s b...

A circus in an abandoned Victorian Sail factory

An abandoned Victorian Sail factory becomes the stage for London’s Circulus, a circus company that mixes traditional and modern performing arts in found and forgotten spaces around th...

Angelica Bongiovonni rides a Cyr wheel

Circus performer Angelica Bongiovonni rides a Cyr wheel in Cirque Éloize. According to their site, Bongiovonni is one of around 100 acrobats that practice the Cyr wheel in circuses, street pe...

Janine Jansen – Violin Concerto in A Minor (with LEDs and lasers)

With LEDs, lasers, a “light bow” and special lighting surrounding her, violonist Janine Jansen plays Violin Concerto in A Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Video by London’s ...

Charlie Chaplin’s dinner roll dance

This is Charlie Chaplin performing one of the most memorable moments in film history: the dinner roll dance, or table ballet, from the silent comedy classic The Gold Rush (1925).

Singing Tesla Coils: Inspector Gadget

Seen at science museums, maker faires, and all over the internet, Singing Tesla Coils combine science and music in the most fantastical and memorable of ways. But how do they work? From Physics...

Ballet dancer Amanda Smith

Ballet dancer Amanda Smith stops by Anaheim Ballet where she trained as a teen. Smith can now be seen in productions with the North Carolina Dance Theater.

Marcel Marceau

Above, a classic performance by French actor and mime Marcel Marceau. He was inspired to mime at five years old when his mother took him to

Mummenschanz on the Muppet Show (1976)

Above, a skit from experimental Swiss mime troupe Mummenschanz on the Muppet Show in 1976. More videos: communication and emotions.

Milena Sidorova‘s The Spider

Milena Sidorova's The Spider, a piece that she choreographed as a teenager because, she explains, “I used to be obsessed with spiders as a child.” In the archives: more ballet.

Tom Tom Magazine‘s The Oral History of Female Drummers

Watch Tom Tom Magazine's The Oral History of Female Drummers, presented with ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1. Featured drummers include Mindy Abovitz, Sean Desiree, Kiran Gandhi, Linnea LaMon, Ashley “Say Wut?!” Moyer...

Tina Turner covers Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s Proud Mary (1971)

Clear the floor for dancing because it’s not containable at 1m55s… Tina Turner covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary on live Italian TV in 1971.

cdza music: Intro to Drums

The cdza music team is at it again with the second episode of their series The Instrumentals: Intro to Drums. After introducing the drum set, drummer Allan Mednard compares and contrasts two kinds of rhythms: rock an...

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