Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance

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Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492582557

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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Renowned master teacher Eric Franklin has thoroughly updated his classic text, Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, providing dancers and dance educators with a deep understanding of how they can use imagery to improve their dancing and artistic expression in class and in performance. These features are new to this edition: •Two chapters include background, history, theory, and uses of imagery. •294 exercises offer dancers and dance educators greater opportunities to experience how imagery can enhance technique and performance. •133 illustrations facilitate the use of imagery to improve technique, artistic expression, and performance. •Four exercises taught by Franklin and available on HK’s website help dancers with essential rest and relaxation techniques. Franklin provides hundreds of imagery exercises to refine improvisation, technique, and choreography. The 295 illustrations cover the major topics in the book, showing exercises to use in technique, artistic expression, and performance. In addition, Franklin supplies imagery exercises that can restore and regenerate the body through massage, touch, and stretching. And he offers guidance in using imagery to convey information about a dancer’s steps and to clarify the intent and content of movement. This new edition of Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance can be used with Franklin’s Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition, or on its own. Either way, readers will learn how to combine technical expertise with imagery skills to enrich their performance, and they will discover methods they can use to explore how imagery connects with dance improvisation and technique. Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance uses improvisation exercises to help readers investigate new inner landscapes to create and communicate various movement qualities, provides guidelines for applying imagery in the dance class, and helps dancers expand their repertoire of expressiveness in technique and performance across ballet, modern, and contemporary dance. This expanded edition of Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance supplies imagery tools for enhancing or preparing for performance, and it introduces the importance of imagery in dancing and teaching dance. Franklin’s method of using imagery in dance is displayed throughout this lavishly illustrated book, and the research from scientific and dance literature that supports Franklin’s method is detailed. The text, exercises, and illustrations make this book a practical resource for dancers and dance educators alike.

Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance-2nd Edition

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Author: Eric Franklin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736067884

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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This text provides dancers and dance educators with a deep understanding of how they can use imagery to improve artistry in dance. It offers hundreds of imagery exercises to refine improvisation, technique, and choreography as well as 295 illustrations and photos that illustrate Franklin’s unique imagery concepts. The book includes imagery exercises that can restore and regenerate the body through massage, touch, and stretching.

Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance 2nd Edition

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Author: Franklin, Eric

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450461700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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This text provides dancers and dance educators with a deep understanding of how they can use imagery to improve artistry in dance. It offers hundreds of imagery exercises to refine improvisation, technique, and choreography as well as 295 illustrations and photos that illustrate Franklin’s unique imagery concepts. The book includes imagery exercises that can restore and regenerate the body through massage, touch, and stretching.

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery

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Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736067892

Category: Medical

Page: 429

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Franklin shows readers how to use imaging techniques to improve posture and alignment, and to release excess tension. The illustrations help explain the images and exercises, and show how to use them in a variety of contexts.

Breathing for Peak Performance

Functional Exercises for Dance, Yoga, and Pilates

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Author: Franklin, Eric

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492569674

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 72

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Breathing for Peak Performance presents detailed anatomical information related to optimal breathing function and offers 35 breathing exercises. This text uses the famed Franklin Method, which combines movement, imagery, and touch to improve functional breathing technique.

Conditioning for Dance

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Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780736041560

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 239

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Conditioning for Dance features 170 imagery illustrations paired with 160 dance-specific exercises to help you maximize body-mind conditioning. The book culminates with a 20-minute, full-body workout routine designed to help you warm up, condition, and refine your dance technique.

Conditioning for Dance 2nd Edition

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Author: Franklin, Eric

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492533637

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Eric Franklin’s first edition of Conditioning for Dance was a bestseller—and it is back and better than ever, offering state-of-the-art conditioning exercises for dancers. An internationally renowned master teacher, Franklin has developed a science-based method of conditioning that is taught and practiced in companies and schools around the world. In this new edition of Conditioning for Dance, he integrates the latest scientific research on strength, flexibility, and conditioning into his dance exercises.

Grow Younger Daily

The Power of Imagery for Healthy Cells and Timeless Beauty

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Author: Eric Franklin

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457547066

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 180

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Grow Younger Daily: An Insider’s Guide to the Life-Changing Use of Imagery The phrase “Mind over matter” takes on new significance when linked to research into the undeniable connection between imagery and physical and mental health. In other words, if you can imagine it, you can become it. Athletes, dancers and fitness experts have used sophisticated mental imagery to enhance their performance, and now you can too. The Franklin Method, developed by author Eric Franklin, combines movement and Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™ to harness the transforming power of the mind to move efficiently and keep the physical body young and energized. With the power to change the body from the inside out, imagery can influence and rejuvenate everything from individual cells to the immune system and organs, showing that remaining young is largely a question of attitude. Grow Younger Daily provides a roadmap to creating lasting positive physical and mental changes by describing how to harness the plasticity and transformative power of the mind, thanks to the author’s decades of firsthand experience and practice. Acknowledging the power of change is the first step to a younger, healthier you.

Understanding the Pelvis

A Functional Approach to Yoga

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Author: Eric N. Franklin,Alison Wesley

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492589640

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 104

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All yoga teachers use cues as they teach their classes. But sometimes those cues can be vague, misleading, or even anatomically incorrect. That makes Understanding the Pelvis: A Functional Approach to Yoga a vital resource for yoga instructors and practitioners. “Yoga teachers need to cue, and yogis need to have a clear focus as they practice,” says author Eric Franklin, who has been sharing imagery techniques in his teaching for more than 30 years. “Many cues sound anatomical but are actually personal opinions that have become commonplace to the point that people think they are general truths. Imagery and cues are supposed to improve our practice, but sometimes they actually have the opposite effect.” In the first part of the book, Franklin and coauthor Alison Wesley dispel the misconceptions surrounding the biomechanics of the pelvis, using an evidence-based scientific perspective to teach how the pelvic bones move. In the second part, readers will apply that knowledge through the practice of 26 asanas (exercises) that are designed to improve pelvic function and yoga technique. The asanas are accompanied by 66 full-color illustrations that clearly show proper technique and bring the exercises to life. Franklin uses his famed Franklin Method, which combines movement, imagery, and touch, to help practitioners learn—or relearn, if necessary—correct techniques to maximize pelvic function. Understanding the Pelvis offers a concise, clear, and authoritative treatise on the functioning of the pelvis in yoga. Through this book, instructors and practitioners will be able to do the following: Improve their own yoga practice and, in the case of instructors, the practice of those they teach Understand how proper pelvic movement can improve performance See how the pelvic muscles and joints work together and how the pelvis interacts with surrounding muscle groups Comprehend the function and movement of the pelvis and pelvic floor The book delves into the art of cueing and mental imagery, two tools that are critical to both instructors and practitioners. “A teacher can make an enormous difference in the progress of students if he or she understands how cueing works best,” Franklin says. “To provide anatomical cues, it’s not enough to understand the location and names of structures; you also need to understand their function.” Through this book, teachers will be able to provide more anatomically accurate cues, and they will learn to use mental imagery effectively to inform movement. “Imagery activates brain areas that overlap with the areas activated during the physical execution of the movement,” Franklin says. “Imagery has a training effect on the brain, just as movement does on the body.” It is the marriage of correct anatomical functioning and the practice of mental imagery that makes the Franklin Method so powerful. Understanding the Pelvis: A Functional Approach to Yoga will help instructors and practitioners—including athletes, dancers, and other artists—safely and effectively use the pelvis in yoga. The ability to correctly use anatomical cues and guide yogis through their movements will provide instructors with a new level of confidence and expertise in their workshops and classes, and it will give practitioners the knowledge they need to avoid injury and fully enjoy the benefits of yoga.

Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders

The Ultimate Exercise Program for Tension Relief

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Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780871272485

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 108

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This guide shows how imagery and touch can be used to eliminate stiffness and pain. An explanation of the anatomy of the shoulders provides a better understanding of how improving the alignment of the head, neck, and shoulders helps ease strain on muscles and joints and promotes an aura of confidence and health.