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RESOURCES

The internet is a freakin’ GOLDMINE of fantastic fine arts content. But it’s spread FAR AND WIDE, on organizations’ websites, great niche blogs, and alllll over YouTube. So Ima pull some of that greatness together for all of y’all so you don’t have to scour for it. And if you come across something else you think people should see, send it my way!

Enjoy the links, friends!

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

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BALLET

Behind the Scenes with the National Ballet of Canada

Understanding Balanchine’s “Jewels,” A Perfect Introduction to Ballet, from the New York Times

balletHub’s lists of Famous Ballerinas and Famous Male Ballet Dancers

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s “Ballet 101” pages

A couple of MARVELLOUS Ballet Evolved videos from the Royal Ballet:

A great compilation video of the top female ballet variations (aka, solos)

Teen Vogue’s delightful YouTube series Strictly Ballet

Australian Ballet’s A to Z of Pointe

TED Ed’s Origins of Ballet


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THEATRE

From Playbill: “So It’s Your First Time at the Theatre”

Glossary of Theatre Technical Terms from Theatrecrafts

Theatre Development Fund’s Theatre 101

A delightfully insightful article from The Guardian on How to Act, from stage stars

Seat Up’s marvellous collection of pages about the History of Theatre

The V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum)’s Theatre History resources

BBC’s Break a leg: A history of British theatre

Juilliard Drama’s A Day in the Life

TED talks:

American Theatre Wing has a huge collection of videos called Working In The Theatre. Here are a few really good ones:

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VISUAL ART

From Medium: 10 Free Courses to Help You Understand and Appreciate Art

Make Use Of’s list of the 10 Best Sites to Learn Art History

MoMA’s extensive resources on modern art

The fabulous Artsy online mag

The Guggenheim has a whole plethora of resources: audio, video, and blog

Jerry Saltz’ “33 Rules for Being an Artist”

All of the many wonderful videos from The Art Assignment

The KQED Elements of Art videos, which are all AMAZING

BBC’s A History of Art in Three Colours

The amazing Google Arts & Culture

TED talks: