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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.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
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.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Hi, I am Theresa D'Alessandro, the Director of the School of the Theatrical Dance and today we are showing with you the basics of contemporary dance. This lesson is torso contraction. Here Joanie is standing in a parallel second position having gravity work on her spine as well as stabilizing the leg. She is going to tuck under the pelvis, contracting up through the entire abdominal muscle group up through the neck, and then down releasing through the spine, lengthening, lengthening, lengthening and contract the abdominals, belly button is just fine, rolling through the vertebrae and lengthening out to a flat back. In this position dancer is seated on the floor and first position soles the feet together lengthening the spine in a vertical line and then begin tucking the hips under and pulling the ribs in and allowing the chin to drop to the chest and then releasing from the pelvis, rippling up through the vertebrae to a vertical spine and then repeat, tuck, tuck, tuck, rolling the pelvis back and lengthening up, up, up to a nice strong stable back. In this position the dancer is on hands and knees, again trying to keep the spine nice and long, this time at a horizontal plain and she tucks and contracts upwards through the spine up through the neck arching as high up she possibly can and then lengthening out, out, out across from wall to wall and repeat, tuck contract, contract, contract almost as if you can lift yourself off the floor and release back out to lengthened spine and I recommend that you do at least eight of these to start warming up your spine. Coming up in our segment, we are going to show you spirals and breath when contemporary dancing.