A Sense Of Dance

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A Sense Of Dance

Author : Constance A. Schrader
ISBN : 0736051899
Genre : Performing Arts
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This fresh, inspirational approach shows how to frame the art of dance within the context of life and how to gain the tools to appreciate, discuss and write about dance as a fine art. It also helps develop creative thinking and self-expression.
Category: Performing Arts

A Sense Of Dance

Author : Constance A. Schrader
ISBN : UOM:39015048240850
Genre : Performing Arts
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Everyone has the capacity to dance right now. With A Sense of Dance, you will learn about the physical expression of dance, gain confidence in your movement potential, and discover your own creativity. Written in a conversational tone, this interactive text will inspire you to develop creative thinking, reasoning skills, and self-expression. Through the use of examples and exercises based on nonstudio experiences, you'll learn how to translate your life experiences into the art of dance. You'll also acquire the tools necessary to appreciate, discuss, and write about dance as a fine art. Plus you'll find your own voice as a choreographer and a dance appreciator. In this book you'll find important information on the ways we use our bodies to be expressive, how we instinctively apply the elements of dance in daily life, dance exploration basics and the elements of movement, how to develop your own dance perceptions and creative resources, and how to translate your perceptions into dance. Whatever your level of artistic awareness, this engaging text will help you tap into the power and energy of dance.
Category: Performing Arts

The Oxford Handbook Of Dance And Wellbeing

Author : Vassiliki Karkou
ISBN : 9780199949298
Genre : Music
File Size : 48.69 MB
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"The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing adopts a broad understanding of wellbeing, considering various applications of dance in promoting it. The five sections encompass diverse perspectives on dance and related movement practices, including (i) physical, socio-cultural and emotional aspects, (ii) performance, (iii) education, (iv) community, and (v) dance in health care settings. Within these diverse contexts, theoreticians, scientists, researchers and practitioners from around the world engage, and invited readers to engage, in configuring dance, wellbeing and creative cross-overs"--
Category: Music

Meaning In Motion

Author : Jane Desmond
ISBN : 082231942X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Desmond brings together the work of critics who have ventured into the boundaries between dance and cultural studies, and thus maps a little-known and rarely explored critical site.
Category: Performing Arts

Social Dance And The Modernist Imagination In Interwar Britain

Author : Rishona Zimring
ISBN : 1409455769
Genre : History
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Arguing that social dance haunted the interwar imagination, Zimring reveals the powerful figurative importance of music and dance, both in the aftermath of war, and during Britain's entrance into cosmopolitan modernity and the modernization of gender relations. Analysing paintings, films, memoirs, ballet, documentary texts and writings by Modernist authors, Zimring illuminates the ubiquitous presence of social dance in the British imagination during a time of cultural transition and recuperation.
Category: History

Getting Started In Ballet A Parent S Guide To Dance Education

Author : Anna Paskevska Chair of the Dance Department Chicago Academy for the Arts
ISBN : 9780198027737
Genre : Education
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Many children dream of being a ballerina. Chin raised with purpose, arms high above head, they twirl clumsily around the living room and leap tirelessly in the air. Sooner or later they're bound to say, "I want to dance." Now what do you do? How do you know if the time is right? Where's the best place to start? In Getting Started in Ballet, Anna Paskevska draws from her training at the Paris Opera Ballet School and and the Royal Ballet School in London and her career as a professional dancer and teacher to offer a step-by-step introduction to dance education for parents with children starting ballet. Paskevska begins with a historical overview of dance and discusses the fundamental virtues and many life-long skills it imparts. Dance teaches children how to cooperate and support each other's efforts; encourages them to work in harmony with others; helps establish a child's spatial relationships; and promotes discipline and responsibility. Paskevska outlines the proper sequence for training in ballet based on a child's physical and mental development. She clearly demonstrates how ballet's early training, focusing on repetition of simple motion such as exercises at the barre and basic jumps, establish pathways for all later movements not only in ballet, but in modern dance, jazz, and tap as well. Written in a clear and accessible style and full of anecdotes from Paskevska's long professional dance-related career, Getting Started in Ballet offers helpful information on types of dance schools and how to select the right school for your child. Included is valuable information on choosing a dance instructor, the role both parents and teachers should play in a child's learning experience, and the qualities the ideal teacher should possess. Also discussed are more practical matters such as the appropriate clothing to wear while practicing, the importance of shoes that fit properly, how to secure pointe shoes, tips for avoiding injury, and how to balance training and performing experience during the formative years. A special chapter covers proper diet, eating disorders, and ways to recognize symptoms of imbalance. Finally, Paskevska touches upon the professional world of dance, attending college as a dance major, and advice on choosing careers that benefit from a background in dance. With forewords by Violette Verdy, a preeminent ballerina affiliated with the New York City Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet, and Sybil Shearer, a pioneer of American modern dance, as well as an extensive appendix of performing arts schools and dance programs throughout the United States, Getting Started in Ballet gives parents the advice they need to make their child's dance experiences both enjoyable and constructive.
Category: Education

African Dance

Author : Kariamu Welsh-Asante
ISBN : 0865431973
Genre : Performing Arts
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A collection of essays by distinguished writers, critics and artists which addresses the discipline of African dance both on the continent and in the wider Diaspora. Includes a contribution from the distinguished Jamaican choreographer Sir Rex Nettleford.
Category: Performing Arts

Dance And The Body Politic In Northern Greece

Author : Jane K. Cowan
ISBN : 0691028540
Genre : Social Science
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Valued for their sensual and social intensity, Greek dance-events are often also problematical for participants, giving rise to struggles over position, prestige, and reputation. Here Jane Cowan explores how the politics of gender is articulated through the body at these culturally central, yet until now ethnographically neglected, celebrations in a class-divided northern Greek town. Portraying the dance-event as both a highly structured and dynamic social arena, she approaches the human body not only as a sign to be deciphered but as a site of experience and an agent of practice. In describing the multiple ideologies of person, gender, and community that townspeople embody and explore as they dance, Cowan presents three different settings: the traditional wedding procession, the "Europeanized" formal evening dance of local civic associations, and the private party. She examines the practices of eating, drinking, talking, gifting, and dancing, and the verbal discourse through which celebrants make sense of each other's actions. Paying particular attention to points of tension and moments of misunderstanding, she analyzes in what ways these social situations pose different problems for men and women.
Category: Social Science

Dance Theory In Practice For Teachers

Author : Linda Ashley
ISBN : 9781877390081
Genre : Dance
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A resource for teachers focusing on the skills students need when working towards assessment of dance in performance. Describes the dance experience mainly from the dancer's perspective and in a way teachers can use in their daily teaching schedules.
Category: Dance

South Asian Dance

Author : Alessandra Iyer
ISBN : 9781134398188
Genre : Performing Arts
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Performing Arts

The Dolphin S Dance

Author : Micheline Nader
ISBN : 9781504326469
Genre : Self-Help
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“Micheline’s beautiful book provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to operate your reset button so that you can tap into divine consciousness and manifest all of your potential.” — David Mager; Managing Member - Deepak Chopra Dream Weaver LLC Do you ever feel as if you’re searching for yourself? Do you sense that there are parts of you that have been lost—fears, longings, and potential that are beyond your reach? In The Dolphin’s Dance, Micheline Nader shares a carefully constructed process for shedding light on, and reclaiming, those lost parts of the self. Her 5-stage process enables you to bring conscious awareness to the complex package of emotions, beliefs, and behavior patterns. Through illuminating personal stories, structured exercises, and accessible examples, this book shows you how to free yourself from the imprints of the past and deconstruct the false identities that limit your potential for joy, creativity, and self-expression.
Category: Self-Help

Become A Man Of Confi Dance

Author : Raoul Weinstein
ISBN : 9781477140321
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book addresses why dance, a major departure from those books available that tell you hhow to dance.It will help men of all ages see a picture of why they should be dancing, what dancing can bring to their lives and where becoming a confident dancer can lead. More men need to find the enrichment that dancing, not watching, bring to their lives and the lives of those around them. Becoming a Man of Confi-dance can and will change your life - it did for this author. It might be for only one special moment or for years to come. The smile on the face of your daughter or wife when you dance with her for the first time at a wedding or an anniversary will stay in your hearts and memories for the rest of your lives. Reading this book is just as vital for ladies whose husbands or significant others won't dance. Changing the attitude of the man in her life regarding dancing can enhance or breathe new life into long-term relationships, or even help ignite new and exciting ones. with the popularity of shows like Dancing with the stars, our world today promotes, encourages and idolizes dancing now more than ever. This timely book can help a man confidently open the door and step out into this new and exciting world.
Category: Performing Arts

The Art Of Fine Art

Author : Eo Omwake
ISBN : 1462056199
Genre : Art
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The Art of Fine Art, by artist and teacher Eo Omwake, is for anyone who wishes to increase their understanding of Fine Art Painting. It is for advanced arti sts already working and for beginners. It is also for those contemplating making art for the first time and for art appreciators who would like to understand Art at a higher level. The ideas herein distill much of what Eo has learned throughout fift y years of making art. They are what he considers crucial for making and understanding paintings, indeed art, at a high level. There are notes by Eo and quotes by Eo and the famous artists of Art history. If you want to know many of the secrets of Fine Art and what it means to be a world class artist this book is for you. Among others, there are essays about Composition, Color, Inspiration, the Art Making Process, and Creativity. Eo also includes much that pertains to Philosophy and Spirituality. A must read book for anyone who loves Fine Art.
Category: Art

Dance Of The Nomad

Author : Ann McCulloch
ISBN : 9781921666919
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The notebooks of A. D. Hope are a portrait of the contradictory essence of the poet's intellect and character. Shot through with threads of self-awareness and revelation, Hope imbued his notebooks with irony and humour, forming them as a celebration of the joy and terror of human existence. Stripped of intimate revelation, the entries give witness to Hope's view that art is a superior force in the creation of new being and values, and a guide for the conduct of our lives. Seeking to find pathways through the maze of an intellectual life, this is a profound and timely contribution to Australia's literary scholarship. Ann McCulloch's analysis of this thematic selection of Hope's notebooks reveals him to be relentless in his experimentation with ideas. Revealing the originality of his thinking and the astonishing range of his reading and interests, this edition is a testament to the intellect of one of Australia's towering literary figures.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Dance Criticism Of Arlene Croce

Author : Marc Raymond Strauss
ISBN : 9781476611365
Genre : Performing Arts
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Prominent dance critic Arlene Croce wrote for The New Yorker during the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Through more than 200 critiques in that magazine, she confirmed a classical aesthetic framework for dance, influencing the work of numerous contemporary critics as well as the tastes of audiences. This book explores that framework and provides an interpretive analysis of the biographical, professional and historical elements that contributed to the context of Croce’s work. Topics include Croce’s predecessors in dance criticism, relevant twentieth-century contemporaries and the journalistic philosophy of The New Yorker. Providing 10 of Croce’s essays in their entirety, the author discusses the three specific elements of artistic excellence that Croce consistently used in her evaluations: sympathetic musicality, Apollonian craftsmanship and the enlivening force of tradition. Special attention is given to the literary and rhetorical qualities of Croce’s work. Finally, appendices offer a detailed subject breakdown of topics in Croce’s essays, listing (by frequency of appearance) dance companies, dancers, choreographers, dance styles, ballets, and themes.
Category: Performing Arts

Dance For A Harvest

Author : Minister Lucie Poirier
ISBN : 9781619964051
Genre : Art
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DANCE FOR A HARVEST is a book that instructs those laborers wanting to go deeper into the things of God and to be used more mightily in these last days. Written by dance veteran Lucie Poirier, you ll read how she went from exotic dancer to dancing before God Himself. She provides candid and valuable insight into not just the dance, but how to become a weapon in the hands of the Living God, regardless of your calling and ministry. This book offers the reader: A description of what the dance communicates in the spirit realm; A reference guide for dancers that provides details on how to empower your dance; Biblically-sound teaching and advice on recognizing your authority, identity and place in Jesus Christ and how to use this knowledge to properly and effectively wield your weapon of warfare; The what, when, where, why and how-to that s needed for these end times, not just for dancers, but for anyone in ministry; Lucie helped me find the dancer inside of me and built my confidence in the dance. Melody Bolduc Worship Leader This is a must-read book. It's full of wisdom and "aha!" moments that intensifies your spiritual walk with the Lord. I was truly blessed by this book and would highly recommend putting it at the top of your list of reading material, regardless of your area of ministry or your calling. Sherrie Clark Writer & Editor
Category: Art

The Holistic Curriculum

Author : John P. Miller
ISBN : 9780802094490
Genre : Education
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Holistic education is concerned with connections in human experience – connections between mind and body, between linear thinking and intuitive ways of knowing, between academic disciplines, between individual and community, and between the personal self and the transpersonal Self that all spiritual traditions believe exist beyond the ego. First published in 1988, The Holistic Curriculum examines the philosophical, psychological, and social foundations of holistic education, provides an outline of its history, and discusses practical applications for this type of learning in the classroom. This revised and expanded second edition concisely describes how holistic thinking integrates spiritual and scientific perspectives, drawing on romantic, humanistic, and other radical alternatives to the atomistic worldview of the modern age. The role of the teacher, the issue of accountability, and strategies for implementing the Holistic Curriculum are also discussed.
Category: Education