Choreography: A Basic Approach to Using Improvisation

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Whatever your dance background or choreographic interest, this book shows you how to solve common choreography problems, design and shape movements into a dance, organize a dance concert, and observe a finished dance. The book features 63 movement exploration exercises and takes you from dance making to preparing for a performance. More than 56 photographs highlight and clarify important concepts. This second edition also includes these helpful features that will guide you through the entire choreographic ...
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Overview

Whatever your dance background or choreographic interest, this book shows you how to solve common choreography problems, design and shape movements into a dance, organize a dance concert, and observe a finished dance. The book features 63 movement exploration exercises and takes you from dance making to preparing for a performance. More than 56 photographs highlight and clarify important concepts. This second edition also includes these helpful features that will guide you through the entire choreographic process: movement exploration and improvisation exercises; ideas for organizing rehearsal schedules; suggestions for blocking, costuming, and lighting; sources for music and equipment; tips for selecting accompaniment; additional information on choreography and dance production; and forms and checklists. Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation also addresses three of the seven National Dance Content Standards: understanding choreographic principles, creating and communicating meaning, and using critical and creative thinking skills. You'll develop your skills in these areas and learn how to put the standards into practice.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780880115292
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Exploring and Improvising Movement 1
Ch. 2 Designing and Shaping the Dance 23
Ch. 3 Identifying Choreographic Form 53
Ch. 4 Staging the Performance 75
App. A: Choreography Resources 103
App. B: Forms and Checklists 105
Glossary 111
References 119
Index 121
About the Author 125
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