Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation - 3rd Edition / Edition 3
  • Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation - 3rd Edition / Edition 3
  • Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation - 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation - 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by Sandra Cerny Minton
     
 

Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation is the complete guide to understanding the entire process of choreography, from concept to stage production. Thousands of dancers and dance instructors have used the first two editions of this book to solve common challenges in choreography, improvise movement phrases, expand

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Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation is the complete guide to understanding the entire process of choreography, from concept to stage production. Thousands of dancers and dance instructors have used the first two editions of this book to solve common challenges in choreography, improvise movement phrases, expand movements into dances, and organize dances into complete productions and concerts.

This updated edition includes examples of how today's multimedia technology can be used to enhance choreography with special lighting effects, slide and PowerPoint projections, virtual dance performances, video conferencing, and motion capture. Each chapter contains movement exploration exercises, review and reflection questions, and application challenges that will help readers develop a better understanding of the choreographic concepts provided. And more than 70 high-quality photos provide a visual frame of reference and clarify key concepts.

Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation bridges the theoretical and practical aspects of the choreographic process. It is an excellent reference for serious dancers, choreographers, dance instructors, and teachers who want to understand the creative process of transforming movement into dance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736064767
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
05/29/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
884,642
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Exploring and Improvising Movement
The Creative Process
Observation and Feeling Response
Movement Discovery
Solving Improvisational Challenges
Finding the Right Music
Exploring Your Movement Inspirations

Chapter 2. Designing and Shaping the Dance
Manipulating Movement
Arranging Movement for Effective Communication
Creating a Total Picture
Choreographic Ideas From Postmodern Dance
Extending Dance Making With Technology
Developing the Design and Shape of Your Dance

Chapter 3. Identifying Choreographic Form
Choreographic Form and Development
Style of Dance
Subject Matter of Dance
Finishing Touches
Learning to Choreograph
Learning Choreographic Form

Chapter 4. Staging the Performance
Planning and Organization
Technical Considerations
Informal Concerts
Time to Perform

Appendix A Choreography Resources
Appendix B Forms and Checklists
Appendix C Dance and Technology Web Sites

Glossary
References
Index
About the Author

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