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Beginning Modern Dance With Web Resource

Author : Giguere, Miriam
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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.

Beginning Modern Dance

Author : Giguere, Miriam
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Provides a multilayered learning experience for undergraduate and high school students. Students can practice beginning modern dance technique using the book’s 50 photos.

Modern Dance

Author : Liz Williams
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Modern Dance Movement For Beginners and Experienced Teachers How to Learn to Dance and Teach the Modern Quickstep Slow Foxtrot and Waltz

Author : William Loiter
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This early work on dancing is a fascinating read for any enthusiast. Extensively illustrated with diagrams and intended to help people to acquire more easily a sound knowledge of Modern Dance Movement. Contents Include: A Study of Basic Principles and Technique, Abbreviations, Definitions, Etc., The Waltz, The Quickstep, The Slow Foxtrot. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design

Author : Gayle Kassing
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Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

Modern Dance for Beginners

Author : Sarah Phelps
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Owen consummates his marriage but not with the bride. Julia's handyman won't do the job he's paid for. Russell might be the grandmaster of the squalid, meaningless one-night stand, but all he wants to do is hold hands on the London Eye. And Frances...Frances isn't looking for commitment. Not now, not ever. A series of encounters linked by a liaison in a hotel bedroom, Modern Dance for Beginners is a cruelly comic play about love and sex. Modern Dance for Beginners was performed at the Soho Theatre, London in September 2002.

Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture

Author : Gary Taylor
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Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture is a comprehensive companion to The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, providing detailed introductions to and full editorial apparatus for the works themselves as well as a wealth of information about Middleton's historical and literary context.

The Dancer Prepares

Author : James Penrod
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This accessible, easy-to-read text designed for beginning and intermediate modern dance courses provides students with concrete, practical information on both the technical and creative aspects of modern dance.

Dancing Women

Author : Sally Banes
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Dancing Women: Female Bodies Onstage is a spectacular and timely contribution to dance history, recasting canonical dance since the early nineteenth century in terms of a feminist perspective. Setting the creation of specific dances in socio-political and cultural contexts, Sally Banes shows that choreographers have created representations of women that are shaped by - and that in part shape - society's continuing debates about sexuality and female identity. Broad in its scope and compelling in its argument Dancing Women: * provides a series of re-readings of the canon, from Romantic and Russian Imperial ballet to contemporary ballet and modern dance * investigates the gaps between plot and performance that create sexual and gendered meanings * examines how women's agency is created in dance through aspects of choreographic structure and style * analyzes a range of women's images - including brides, mistresses, mothers, sisters, witches, wraiths, enchanted princesses, peasants, revolutionaries, cowgirls, scientists, and athletes - as well as the creation of various women's communities on the dance stage * suggests approaches to issues of gender in postmodern dance Using an interpretive strategy different from that of other feminist dance historians, who have stressed either victimization or celebration of women, Banes finds a much more complex range of cultural representations of gender identities.

The Vision of Modern Dance

Author : Jean Morrison Brown
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The essential thinking of the most prominent exponents of modern dance.

Dance Modernity and Culture

Author : Helen Thomas
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Music Discipline and Arms in Early Modern France

Author : Kate van Orden
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Examines noble education in the arts to show how music contributed to cultural and social transformation in early modern French society. Van Orden constructs a fresh account of music's importance in promoting the absolutism that the French monarchy would fully embrace under Louis XIV, uncovering many hitherto unpublished ballets and royal ceremonial performances. The great pressure on French noblemen to take up the life of the warrior gave rise to bellicose art forms such as sword dances and equestrian ballets.

Making Music for Modern Dance

Author : Katherine Teck
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Making Music for Modern Dance traces the collaborative approaches, working procedures, and aesthetic views of the artists who forged a new and distinctly American art form during the first half of the 20th century. The book offers riveting first-hand accounts from innovative artists in the throes of their creative careers and provides a cross-section of the challenges faced by modern choreographers and composers in America. These articles are complemented by excerpts from astute observers of the music and dance scene as well as by retrospective evaluations of past collaborative practices. Beginning with the careers of pioneers Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn, and continuing through the avant-garde work of John Cage for Merce Cunningham, the book offers insights into the development of modern dance in relation to its music. Editor Katherine Teck's introductions and afterword offer historical context and tie the artists' essays in with collaborative practices in our own time. The substantive notes suggest further materials of interest to students, practicing dance artists and musicians, dance and music history scholars, and to all who appreciate dance.

Dance Units for Middle School

Author : Judi Fey
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"Dance Units for Middle School" is a tested tool for middle school teachers who have little or nodance training. It includes three dance units for grades 6 to 8, a DVD with 77 reproducibles, and a music CD. It also has scripts to direct students' work, strategies for making dance educational and fun, and all you need to facilitate dance units in your classroom.

Critical Gestures

Author : Ann Daly
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Collects the far-reaching and influential work of an eminent dance critic and scholar.

Women s Studies Quarterly

Author : Liza Fiol-Matta
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This issue of WSQ spotlights educators' efforts to transform the curriculum in community colleges, where women make up the majority of the students and over half of the faculty.

Modern Dance

Author : Aileene S. Lockhart
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Harnessing the Wind

Author : Jan Erkert
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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.

Modern Dance Negro Dance

Author : Susan Manning
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Two traditionally divided strains of American dance, Modern Dance and Negro Dance, are linked through photographs, reviews, film, and oral history, resulting in a unique view of the history of American dance.

Modern Dance in Higher Education

Author : Alma M. Hawkins
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