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EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
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"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Hi I am Theresa D'Alessandro, the Director at the School of Theatrical Dance. We're sharing with you some of the basics concepts of contemporary dance technique. In this dance lesson you will learn exercises for the feet and ankles as well as Plis and Relevs. Control over the foot and ankle and knee is essential in making your movements graceful and smooth. The girls are standing in two different positions. Joanie is standing in an outward rotated first position and Dana is standing in a parallel first position, this will allow you to see the different perspectives of how the foot is working.
So they are going to lift the heel pressing through the toes, press the ball back down and heel and repeat. Ball, toes, ball, heel and the left foot, ball, toes, ball, heels and again ball, toes, ball, heel. Now we take that same action and extend the leg to make what we call a Tendu and they stretch it, they go to the ball, toe, ball and close and ball, toe, ball and close. You'll notice how the girls continue with the last ball to keep their torso absolutely still; this is an isolation, ball, toe, working front the hip socket and right up to the side, ball, toe, ball and close.
You could balance a goldfish bowl on their head and the goldfish would never know the difference, they are holding themselves so nicely ball, toe, ball, close, ball, toe, ball, close and to the back ball, toe. So there is a lot of work going on here to keep the torso still while the leg works out from underneath, ball, toe, ball and close and left foot ball, toe, ball, close and now we are going to go into Plis and Relevs and let me Pli and stretch. Relev, here is your balance on the ball of your foot and lower and again Demi- Pli and stretch and a Relevs and roll down and we will take a step to second position.
All three will be turned down; we are going to do a Grand- Pli in second position. Knees over toes and pelvis centered between the legs and Demi into Grand, knees go wide and press, you are pushing through the floor and again Demi into Grand, knees are wide and press against the floor and two more. While they're doing this it looks like they are just bending their knees but they are actually working on isometric way with the inner side and also aiming the knees way over the toes so it involves the gluteo muscle to hold the sides in place and one more Demi into Grand and Demi to Stretch. Thank you girls. In out next contemporary dance segment we'll be learning a Side and Circular stretch into a straddle press.