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Take flight over the state's Great Faces, Great Places with a splendid production- SOARING SOUTH DAKOTA.
From the rugged Black Hills to the rolling prairies to the shining lakes and rivers, South Dakota's beauty dazzles in this aerial tour. SOARING SOUTH DAKOTA travels through time as well as space, showcasing the state in winter, spring, summer and fall. Buy it here
The program begins in the Western third of the state, including the Hills and the Butte Country to the north. Then it jumps across the state to glide up the Missouri River valley. SOARING skims the James River Valley in the North Central; wings over the Northeast; zooms down the Big Sioux River Valley to the Southeast and South; and jumps again, this time to the Pine Ridge country, circling north for a dramatic finish in the Badlands.
The dynamic SDPB TV production glides along with an original score by Tom Larson, a teacher at the University of Nebraska, whose moving music has been used for several national and area productions.
As SOARING SOUTH DAKOTA closes in the desolate Badlands, it takes wing with another composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and features a surprise performance by the Black Hills Symphony String Quartet.
This videocassette contains 15 minutes of additional footage. Click here to purchase DVD
MORE SOARING SOUTH DAKOTA, a sequel to the popular SOARING SOUTH DAKOTA, premiered in 2001. Both aerial spectaculars show off South Dakota's splendor in a totally unique way. See the Great Faces, Great Places of the state as you've never seen them before.
From the rugged Black Hills to the rolling prairies to the shining lakes and rivers, South Dakota's beauty dazzles in these aerial tours, taped from helicopters. The journey, enhanced with a musical score written specifically for the program, reveals the state's treasures: fertile farmlands, spectacular wildlife, breathtaking mountains, jewel-like waterways. MORE SOARING takes a tour of some scenic South Dakota towns and goes lake-hopping in the Black Hills.
The programs include South Dakota's most famous sights like Mount Rushmore, the Missouri River, the Badlands and not-so-familiar places farmlands, river valleys, the Butte Country in the Northwest all like you've never seen them before.
The programs travel through time as well as space, showcasing the state in winter, spring, summer and fall.
Executive Producer and Writer Jim Sprecher and Videographer and Editor Rex Kinnear traveled throughout the state to create both eye-catching shows. Matt Weesner and Ryan Howlett, both from South Dakota Public Broadcasting, are narrators.
The original score was created by Tom Larson, a teacher at the University of Nebraska, whose moving music has been used for several national and area productions. Click here to purchase DVD