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Dance Composition

Author : Jacqueline Mary Smith-Autard
ISBN : 0878301186
Genre : Performing Arts
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In Dance Composition, renowned dance educator Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard provides an accessible and practical guide to creative success in dance making. Now in its fourth edition, this classic introduction to the art of choreography-with a valuable emphasis on form and movement-is useful for all those who are interested in dance composition.
Category: Performing Arts

Dance Composition Basics

Author : Pamela Anderson Sofras
ISBN : 9781492571261
Genre : Performing Arts
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If the saying “To be the best, you must learn from the best” holds true, then this book is gold for all aspiring dancers. Dance Composition Basics, Second Edition, doesn’t just feature the works and brilliance of dance and choreographic legends Alonzo King and Dwight Rhoden—it is completely based on the choreographic operations and forms in three of their original works: Chants and Dreamer by King and Verge by Rhoden. All compositional exercises in the book are based on those three works, and the book itself is expertly crafted by Pamela Anderson Sofras, who has 34 years of experience teaching dance at the university level. Dance Composition Basics, designed for beginning dance composition courses, introduces dancers to choreography through a series of problem-solving activities. The activities are starting points for novice dancers to embark on their own attempts at choreography. Useful Tools The book offers several useful tools for instructors: 27 lesson plans that draw from and highlight selected portions of original compositions by King and Rhoden 33 reproducible assessment and self-evaluation forms An instructor guide that includes a sample course syllabus plus written exams for each chapter PowerPoint presentations to guide students through each lesson A web resource featuring online videos that are closely tied to the lesson plans and provide a richer learning experience for students; students can access this resource inside or outside of class Highly Valuable Video Resource The videos give students access to Alonzo King and Dwight Rhoden, highly successful and respected choreographers, who share their processes and techniques. Many video clips show the choreographers working on the same movement concepts featured in the corresponding lesson. Students will see the choreographers in action with professional dancers as they develop the movement material for each dance. Because students get to see the choreographers and dancers struggling with the same creative concepts they have been assigned, these clips add tremendous value to Dance Composition. Book and Web Resource Organization The text is split into five chapters, each of which features several lessons based on that chapter’s choreographic concept. Each lesson contains the following: An introductory statement and a vocabulary list A warm-up to prepare the body and focus the mind Structured improvisations that help dancers understand the movement concepts of the lesson Problem-solving activities that allow dancers to apply the concepts presented in the improvisations Discussion questions to engage dancers and promote understanding Assessment rubrics to guide evaluation of each dancer’s learning At the end of the book, a glossary provides definitions for the vocabulary terms introduced in the chapters. The main menu of the web resource corresponds with the five chapters in the book. To guide students’ use of the videos, icons have been placed throughout the book, referring readers to additional information in the web resource. Reviewing the videos will provide further insight into the choreographic assignment. The web resource also contains all the discussion questions, assessments, and evaluations found in the book. Instructors can distribute these to students electronically or print them out. Instructors can also adapt the forms to meet their specific needs. The Learning Process Dance Composition takes students through a systematic learning process: reading about a concept, discussing the concept, seeing the concept played out on video with professional choreographers and dancers, and exploring the concept through their own movement ideas. Through this process, which includes structured improvisations, students discover a movement vocabulary and original dance phrases. They then more fully develop their movement ideas, with specific movement assignments, and are given feedback by their peers and the instructor. Invaluable Resource Dance Composition Basics, Second Edition, is an invaluable resource for dancers of all styles, from ballet to modern jazz, as it introduces them to some of the compositional structures used by professional choreographers. Through the carefully designed lessons in the book and the expert examples on the video clips, students can use this resource to take their first confident and exhilarating steps into the craft of choreography.
Category: Performing Arts

Dance Composition

Author : Janice Pomer
ISBN : 0736067906
Genre : Music
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Dance Composition: An Interrelated Arts Approach helps students investigate dance movement from a multidisciplinary perspective--something that no other dance text or package does. This interactive package contains a book, music CD, and companion Web site with these features: - 28 improvisational exercises that provide perspective on the shared characteristics among the arts for inspiration and motivation for dance making - 6 in-depth interviews and 24 arts connections that highlight artists from disciplines and cultures around the world - 3 independent dance projects that encompass numerous elements: music, composition, story adaptation, costumes and props, artist's statements, and reflections on the creative process The exercises examine traditional and contemporary art forms from around the world and explore ways to physically interpret what is heard, seen, spoken, and emoted through movement experimentation. Through these exercises, students observe a concept, explore it by working independently and watching others, and reflect on it with others. They then create and present a choreographic work based on their explorations and reflections. The choreography is discussed in a final group reflection and personal journal entries in which students can document their findings for future use. The interviews and arts connections will expand students' vision and appreciation of artistic commonalities that exist among dance, music, theater, visual arts, and literary arts. The music CD, which is bound into the book, contains original compositions that enrich dance exercises and movement exploration assignments. Created by percussionist and electroacoustic composer Barry Prophet, the selections cover a range of styles and dynamics, including rhythmic percussion, jazz, world music, minimalist soundscapes, and textural atmospheres. The illustrations and photographs in the book provide a starting point for artistic awareness of elements common among the arts. Many of these visual images are available on the companion Web site. To help students and teachers incorporate technology in their creative process, this Web site also provides access to music software, instructions on creating computer-assisted music, a journal entry handout for each activity, self-assessment handouts, and rubrics. No other art form interacts so pervasively with the other arts than dance. Dance Composition: An Interrelated Arts Approach will help students from secondary school through university levels create artistic work that inspires and empowers both performers and viewers.
Category: Music

Dance Composition

Author : Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard
ISBN : 9781408122075
Genre : Performing Arts
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Dance composition - the discipline that translates ideas into dances - is an important part of dance education. This book, a bestseller for over twenty years, is a practical guide to creative success in dance making and is invaluable for all those who are interested in dance composition, from secondary school to university. This fifth edition has been revised and updated to include a new chapter exploring creative processes in relation to composing dances.
Category: Performing Arts

Just Dance

Author : Dee Phillips
ISBN : 1075415527
Genre :
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Take a look at this special notebook journal especially made for dancers. Dancing fanatics, ballet dancers, ballerinas, contemporary or interpretive dancers - the will all love this little book. It is filled with blank lined pages for writing notes, thoughts and ideas. It can be used as a dance diary or notation book to help dancers remember steps and take note of changes or ideas to improve their dance. It would also be great as a dance reminder for scheduling, writing lists, remembering rehearsals, used as a diary - or many other useful things. Each page is lined for writing and is topped with a beautiful dance related header to follow the dancing theme. It is the perfect size (6" x 9") for throwing into a bag or backpack so it is handy whenever it is needed. This special little book would make the perfect gift for any dancer, young or old. As it says on the cover "Just Dance" - do you know anyone who would fit that bill?
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Studying Dance

Author : Schupp, Karen
ISBN : 9781450437165
Genre : Performing Arts
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This text prepares students to navigate their dance programs and prepare for a various careers. It orients students to dance as an academic discipline, broadens their understanding of dance, establishes solid approaches to studying dance, and connects dance on campus to their previous training.
Category: Performing Arts

Dance To The Music

Author : Dee Phillips
ISBN : 1074361946
Genre :
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Take a look at this special notebook journal especially made for dancers. Dancing fanatics, ballet dancers and ballerinas will love this little book. It is filled with blank lined pages for writing notes, thoughts and ideas. It can be used as a dance diary or notation book to help dancers remember steps and take note of changes or ideas to improve their dance. It would also be great as a dance reminder for scheduling, writing lists, remembering rehearsals, used as a diary - or many other useful things. Each page is lined for writing and is topped with a cute ballet dance related header to follow the dancing theme. It is the perfect size (6" x 9") for throwing into a bag or backpack so it is handy whenever it is needed. This special little book would make the perfect gift for any ballet dancer, young or old. As it says on the cover "Dance To The Music" - do you know anyone who would love this journal?
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Dance

Author : Dee Phillips
ISBN : 1075141044
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Take a look at this special notebook journal especially made for dancers. Dancing fanatics, ballet dancers and ballerinas will love this little book. It is filled with blank lined pages for writing notes, thoughts and ideas. It can be used as a dance diary or notation book to help dancers remember steps and take note of changes or ideas to improve their dance. It would also be great as a dance reminder for scheduling, writing lists, remembering rehearsals, used as a diary - or many other useful things. Each page is lined for writing and is topped with a cute ballet dance related header to follow the dancing theme. It is the perfect size (6" x 9") for throwing into a bag or backpack so it is handy whenever it is needed. This special little book would make the perfect gift for any ballet dancer, young or old. As it says on the cover "Dance" - do you know anyone who would fit that bill?
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Dance Composition Production

Author : Elizabeth R. Hayes
ISBN : UOM:39015027670507
Genre : Performing Arts
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I Can Dance Composition Book

Author : DanceClass
ISBN : 1724559273
Genre :
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From the DanceClass.com team. For the first time, our artwork is available as notebooks, planners and journals, suitable for dancers of all ages, whether just starting out, preparing for exams, or simply dancing for fun. (There are many more designs, colors and formats to choose from in the range, some of which include dancing advice pages from the DanceClass.com teachers.) This book is the standard composition size and format suitable for school lessons SIZE: 7.44 X 9.69 ins PAGES: 150 Pages (75 Sheets) PAPER: White wide ruled with left hand margin COVER: Glossy paperback
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International Handbook Of Research In Arts Education

Author : Liora Bresler
ISBN : 1402048572
Genre : Education
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Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.
Category: Education

Body Space Expression

Author : Vera Maletic
ISBN : 9783110861839
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Kathakali Dance Drama

Author : Phillip Zarrilli
ISBN : 9781134651108
Genre : Performing Arts
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Kathakali Dance-Drama provides a comprehensive introduction to the distinctive and colourful dance-drama of Kerala in South-West India for the first time. This landmark volume: * explores Kathakali's reception as it reaches new audiences both in India and the west * includes two cases of controversial of Kathakali experiments * explores the implications for Kathakali of Keralan politics During these performances heroes, heroines, gods and demons tell their stories of traditional Indian epics. The four Kathakali plays included in this anthology, translated from actual performances into English are: * The Flower of Good Fortune * The Killing of Kirmmira * The Progeny of Krishna * King Rugmamgada's Law Each play has an introduction and detailed commentary and is illustrated by stunning photographs taken during performances. An introduction to Kathakali stage conventions, make-up, music, acting, and training is also provided, making this an ideal volume for both the specialist and non-specialist reader.
Category: Performing Arts

Dancing Revelations

Author : Thomas F. DeFrantz
ISBN : 0199882436
Genre : Social Science
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In the early 1960s, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and other emerging artists. By the late 1960s, the company had become a well-known African American artistic group closely tied to the Civil Rights struggle. In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the troupe's journey from a small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African American culture. He not only charts this rise to national and international renown, but also contextualizes this progress within the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights struggles of the late 20th century. DeFrantz examines the most celebrated Ailey dances, including Revelations, drawing on video recordings of Ailey's dances, published interviews, oral histories, and his own interviews with former Ailey company dancers. Through vivid descriptions and beautiful illustrations, DeFrantz reveals the relationship between Ailey's works and African American culture as a whole. He illuminates the dual achievement of Ailey as an artist and as an arts activist committed to developing an African American presence in dance. He also addresses concerns about how dance performance is documented, including issues around spectatorship and the display of sexuality, the relationship of Ailey's dances to civil rights activism, and the establishment and maintenance of a successful, large-scale Black Arts institution. Throughout Dancing Revelations, DeFrantz illustrates how Ailey combined elements of African dance with motifs adapted from blues, jazz, and Broadway to choreograph his dances. By re-interpreting these tropes of black culture in his original and well-received dances, DeFrantz argues that Ailey played a significant role in defining the African American cultural canon in the twentieth century. As the first book to examine the cultural sources and cultural impact of Ailey's work, Dancing Revelations is an important contribution to modern dance history and criticism as well as African-American studies.
Category: Social Science

Writing Dancing In The Age Of Postmodernism

Author : Sally Banes
ISBN : 0819562688
Genre : Performing Arts
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A leading critic traces three decades of contemporary dance from Balanchine to breakdancing
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Dance Improvisations

Author : Joyce Morgenroth
ISBN : 9780822971368
Genre : Performing Arts
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Dance Improvisations is a book for teachers of dance and acting, choreographers, directors, and dance therapists. Systematically offering a complete range of ways to explore dance, it can be used as a syllabus or as a reference for groups of all ages and all levels of experience. The first chapter in Dance Improvisations introduces ways for a group to practice working together and for the dancers to gain an effective awareness of each other. These preliminaries are followed by a body of improvisational problems, organized into three main areas: Space, Time, and Movement Invention. Each area is presented as a series of topics. Each topic progresses from individual exploration to more formally structured group improvisations, with emphasis on learning to work as a group toward common structural goals. This book is the first in its field to go beyond the pursuit of physical inventiveness to nurture the development of structural intuition. Joyce Morgenroth has succeeded in presenting improvisation in a way that is rational and methodical as well as inventive and personal - in the conviction that improvisation at its best is comprised of both form and fancy.
Category: Performing Arts