Dance Composition: A Practical Guide to Creative Success in Dance Making [With DVD]

Dance Composition: A Practical Guide to Creative Success in Dance Making [With DVD]

by Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard
     
 

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Dance composition – the discipline that translates ideas into dances – is an important part of dance education. This book, a bestseller for over twenty years, is a practical guide to creative success in dance making and is a popular textbook for all those who are interested in dance composition, from secondary school to university. This new edition

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Dance composition – the discipline that translates ideas into dances – is an important part of dance education. This book, a bestseller for over twenty years, is a practical guide to creative success in dance making and is a popular textbook for all those who are interested in dance composition, from secondary school to university. This new edition includes a DVD with video taken from Choreographic Outcomes, a groundbreaking advanced technology resource pack aimed at comprehensively improving students' choreography. The book has been revised, redesigned and expanded. Reference to the DVD examples are made throughout the book and new assignments based on the video material are included.

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“After 20 years as a bestseller, the very hands-on DANCE COMPOSITION...has acquired an accompanying DVD, which provides examples of composition and performance whiindispensablech relate to new practical assignments detailed in the book...Has also been revised, designed and expanded...Pretty indispensible reading for dance students and teachers.” —The Stage

“A book which has remained seminal in its field as one of the key texts in dance education. Jacqueline Smith-Autard delves into the creative arena of dance with a logic unmatched by any other creative author in this field” —Speech and Drama

“Jacqueline Smith-Autard has made significant contributions to the development of dance in education.” —National Dance Teachers Association

The Stage

After 20 years as a bestseller, the very hands-on DANCE COMPOSITION...has acquired an accompanying DVD, which provides examples of composition and performance whiindispensablech relate to new practical assignments detailed in the book...Has also been revised, designed and expanded...Pretty indispensible reading for dance students and teachers.
Speech and Drama

A book which has remained seminal in its field as one of the key texts in dance education. Jacqueline Smith-Autard delves into the creative arena of dance with a logic unmatched by any other creative author in this field
National Dance Teachers Association

Jacqueline Smith-Autard has made significant contributions to the development of dance in education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408115640
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Series:
Performance Books Series, #3
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Smith-Autard is acknowledged as a world-leading exponent in dance education. She has taught dance in schools and universities and was chief xxaminer for dance certification exams for a decade. She was a founder member of the National Dance Teachers Association, is a trainer of teachers in dance education and a pioneer in the use of technology to extend and enhance dance pedagogy.

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