Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques

Author: Joshua Legg
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: 087127325X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Performing Arts

Bringing together all of the major modern dance techniques from the last 80 years, this engaging account is the first of its kind. The informative discussion starts by mapping the historical development of modern dance: in the late 19th century, a new dance emerged—not yet known as modern dance—that rejected social strictures and ballet as well. With insight into the personalities and purposes of modern dance’s vanguard—including Martha Graham, Lester Horton, José Limón, and Merce Cunningham—this compilation provides a comparative approach that will enable students to discern which technique best suits them and dispel the idea that there is a single, universal modern dance technique. There are also ideas for experimentation so that students can begin developing an aesthetic sense for not only what is pleasing to their artistic eye, but also for what technical ideas are exciting while their own body is in motion. Sample lessons are included for teachers to incorporate the text into courses.

Beginning Modern Dance With Web Resource

Author: Giguere, Miriam
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450405171
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Performing Arts

Provides a multilayered learning experience for undergraduate and high school students. Students can practice beginning modern dance technique using the book’s 50 photos. A web resource with 38 video clips and photos can be purchased separately. E-journal assignments, performance critiques, quizzes, and a glossary are also included in the web resource.

Modern dance

Author: Mary Wigman
ISBN: UOM:39015002471723
Release Date: 1935
Genre: Modern dance

The Nikolais Louis Dance Technique

Author: Murray Louis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134955732
Release Date: 2016-04-22
Genre: Music

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Basic Concepts in Modern Dance

Author: Gay Cheney
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: 0916622762
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Performing Arts

Dance students are introduced to the basic elements of movement, improvisation, choreography, and performance through discussions and exercises that encourage learning

Aerial Dance

Author: Jenefer Davies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315452432
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Performing Arts

Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness provides an introduction for the beginning aerialist. It covers rigging, equipment, advice on optimal conditioning, and a step-by-step guide to technique, including anatomical references, space and time considerations, and elements of force when working with and against gravity. Specific movements and choreography are framed anatomically and together reflect the pattern and order of an aerial technique class. Challenges inherent to this type of dancing are discussed, as well as wellness instruction and methods of altering these techniques for intermediate and advanced dancing. A companion website hosts video that corresponds with the technique and phrasing in the book.

Jose Limon

Author: June Dunbar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136653414
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Performing Arts

Jose Limn is universally recognized as one of the most important modern dancers of the 20th century. His technique is still taught at major colleges and dance schools; his dance company continues to revive his works, plus presents new works. His most famous work, The Moor's Pavanne, has been presented around the world by ballet and modern dance companies. This book presents a series of essays about Limn's life and works by noted scholars and dancers who were associated with Limn. It serves as a perfect introduction to his choreography and legacy. The book should appeal to fans of modern dance.

Dance History

Author: Janet Adshead-Lansdale
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134876853
Release Date: 2006-05-18
Genre: Performing Arts

Originally published in 1983 the first edition rapidly established itself as a core student text. Now fully revised and up-dated it remains the only book to address the rationale, process, techniques and methodologies specific to the study of dance history. For the main body of the text which covers historical studies of dance in its traditional and performance contexts, the editors have brought together a team of internationally known dance historians. Roger Copeland and Deborah Jowitt each take a controversial look at the modern American dance. Kenneth Archer and Millicent Hodson explain the processes they use when reconstructing 'lost' ballets, and Theresa Buckland and Georgina Gore write on traditional dance in England and West Africa respectively. With other contributions on social dance, ballet, early European modern dance and feminist perspectives on dance history this book offers a multitude of starting points for studying dance history as well as presenting examples of dance writing at its very best. Dance History will be an essential purchase for all students of dance.

The Bennington School of the Dance

Author: Elizabeth McPherson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476602950
Release Date: 2013-06-13
Genre: Performing Arts

The story of this groundbreaking summer dance program is told through the voices of staff, faculty, and students. Administrative director Mary Josephine Shelly’s previously unpublished writings form a key summary of eight of the nine summer sessions. The Bennington School of the Dance held classes from 1934 through 1942 at Bennington College in Vermont, with one summer spent at Mills College in California. Its effects were far-reaching in the development and dissemination of modern dance as an original American art form. The school produced unique choreographic works by teachers in residence: Martha Graham, Hanya Holm, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman. Leading choreographers of the later 20th century such as Merce Cunningham, Anna Halprin, José Limón, Alwin Nikolais and Anna Sokolow participated at the school. The largest portion of students were high school and college level teachers who would spread modern dance across the country and abroad.

The Vision of Modern Dance

Author: Jean Morrison Brown
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: 0871272059
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Performing Arts

The essential thinking of the most prominent exponents of modern dance.