The Vision Of Modern Dance

Author: Jean Morrison Brown
Editor: Princeton Book Company Pub
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The essential thinking of the most prominent exponents of modern dance.

The Modern Dance

Author: Selma Jeanne Cohen
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819570932
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CONTRIBUTORS: Jose Limon, Anna Sokolow, Erick Hawkins, Donald McKayle, Alwin Nikolas, Pauline Koner, Paul Taylor.

Fifty Contemporary Choreographers

Author: Martha Bremser
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415103633
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Covering today's most important modern, ballet, contemporary and post-modern choreographers in Europe and North America, this unique guide is a valuable quick reference for students and critics, dancers and general readers in love with dance. Each entry includes a biographical section, a chronological list of works, a detailed bibliography and a critical essay. In entries on choreographers such as Richard Alston, Pina Bausch, Laurie Booth, Christopher Bruce, Jonathan Burrows, Michael Clarke, Merce Cunningham, Anna Theresa De Keersmaeker, Eiko and Koma, William Forsythe,Jiri Kylain, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp and other leading figures, readers can easily locate each choreographer's style and influence within the development of contemporary theatre dance, and swiftly discern the essential facts in his or her career.

Dance Creative Rhythmic Movement Education

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Modern Dance

Author: Janet Anderson
Editor: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 9781604134834
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Looks at modern dance, discussing the history, styles, famous dancers, and prominent choreographers.

Harnessing The Wind

Author: Jan Erkert
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736044875
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Harnessing the Wind: The Art of Teaching Modern Dance gives you the theoretical knowledge, the practical tips, and the inspiration to prepare the next generation of dancers to meet the demands of contemporary dance. This book combines information about constructing and presenting a dance class with personal reflections about the art of teaching modern dance and integrating somatic theories, scientific research, and contemporary aesthetic practices. It provides new teachers with a solid theoretical base and incites experienced teachers to reexamine and revitalize their teaching. The book asks dance instructors to make conscious choices about what, why, and how they teach. Advocating an individualistic approach, it helps teachers understand how their personal dance interests and interpretations influence their teaching styles. Part I, "The Vision," provides a philosophical perspective. It defines the role of technique and explores the delicate job of nurturing the artist during the quest for technical control. Part II, "Class Preparation," is where the planning process takes shape. This section shows how to - set strategies and realistic goals to lay the groundwork for a carefully built progression of movement skills; - use rituals to facilitate centering; - safely incorporate conditioning principles into dance training, thus encouraging the development of powerful and resilient dancers; - understand the interplay between gravity and rhythm, space and energy to shape phrasing; and - sequence exercises effectively using helpful graphs and planning guides. Part III, "Class Presentation," covers essential issues such as pacing, making good corrections, building images to enhance movement learning, and collaborating successfully with musicians. Finally, part IV, "Professional Concerns," embraces important issues that touch the teaching professional, such as how to objectively analyze and critique a very subjective subject--the body--and how to maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Learning Aids: Investigations and Reflections Each chapter is followed by a series of investigations and a reflection designed to challenge and inspire students and teachers. The investigations are concise exercises that explore theories both in and out of the classroom. They cover a range of activities including writing, drawing, chart making, observing, and experiential processing. The reflections provide insight to a dancer's world. Told through the eyes of a dance teacher, these narratives unveil the intangibles that are taught in dance, such as breathing, centering, playfulness, presence, and discipline. Teacher Resources The appendixes are full of practical tools, including a sample syllabus, sample grading policies, placement goals for four levels of technique, and assessment and evaluation forms. Throughout the book, abstract and highly imagistic photographs by dance photographers Erika Dufour and William Frederking provide a powerful visual stimulus that captures mood, motion, and emotion. This book provides dance students the information and theory necessary to begin the task of teaching. For seasoned teachers, it will inspire new questions and introduce new possibilities. Either way, readers will unleash a world of potential with Harnessing the Wind.

Basic Concepts In Modern Dance

Author: Gay Cheney
Editor: Dance Horizons Book
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Dance students are introduced to the basic elements of movement, improvisation, choreography, and performance through discussions and exercises that encourage learning

Connections And Parallels Between Humanistic Psychology And Modern Dance At Jacob S Pillow

Author: Hadassah H. Hoffman
Editor: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773462267
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This study explores how the development of humanistic psychology paralleled the evolution of modern dance, and what the connections were between the fields as they grew. This is a study of three fields developing within the 20th century. It demonstrates the relevance of the arts to humanistic psychology, and the ways in which the psychologists and dancers influenced each other.

Vision

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Identification Of The Domain Of Modern Dance Choreography As An Aesthetic Discipline

Author: Patricia A. Rowe
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Learning About Dance

Author: Nora Ambrosio
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ISBN: 9780787264215
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The New York Public Library Performing Arts Desk Reference

Author: David Prebenna
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Provides information on the terminology, history, leading personalities, and techniques of the theater, music, and dance

Will Modern Dance Survive

Author: Beth Soll
Editor: Edwin Mellen Press
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Merce Cunningham

Author: Richard Kostelanetz
Editor: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
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For nearly sixty years choreographer Merce Cunningham has challenged and provoked audiences by stripping theatrical dance of its traditional narrative and by refusing to unify movement with sound and decor. After initial objections to his style, however, this controversial figure—who has collaborated with avant-garde musicians John Cage, Earle Brown, and David Tudor and artists Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Marcel Duchamp—is now revered as one of the most visionary artists of the century. Merce Cunningham gathers together the most important writings by and about the choreographer, including three classic essays by Cunningham, as well as articles and reviews by Cage; dancers Remy Charlip, Violet Farber, and Carolyn Brown; company archivist David Vaughan; and leading critics Arlene Croce, Jack Anderson, Marcia Siegel, and Edwin Denby. Tracing the development of Cunningham's career from 1944 to 1992, this valuable anthology showcases the tremendous and ever-evolving means of expression that this revolutionary choreographer created.

Proceedings Society Of Dance History Scholars

Author: Society of Dance History Scholars (U.S.). Conference
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Stepping Left

Author: Ellen Graff
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822319481
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Stepping Left simultaneously unveils the radical roots of modern dance and recalls the excitement and energy of New York City in the 1930s. Ellen Graff explores the relationship between the modern dance movement and leftist political activism in this period, describing the moment in American dance history when the revolutionary fervor of "dancing modern" was joined with the revolutionary vision promised by the Soviet Union. This account reveals the major contribution of Communist and left-wing politics to modern dance during its formative years in New York City. From Communist Party pageants to union hall performances to benefits for the Spanish Civil War, Graff documents the passionate involvement of American dancers in the political and social controversies that raged throughout the Depression era. Dancers formed collectives and experimented with collaborative methods of composition at the same time that they were marching in May Day parades, demonstrating for workers' rights, and protesting the rise of fascism in Europe. Graff records the explosion of choreographic activity that accompanied this lively period--when modern dance was trying to establish legitimacy and its own audience. Stepping Left restores a missing legacy to the history of American dance, a vibrant moment that was supressed in the McCarthy era and almost lost to memory. Revisiting debates among writers and dancers about the place of political content and ethnicity in new dance forms, Stepping Left is a landmark work of dance history.

Manifestations Of The German Expressionist Aesthetic As Presented In Drama And Art In The Dance And Writings Of Mary Wigman

Author: Dianne Shelden Howe
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