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Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance / Edition 1
     

Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance / Edition 1

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by Eric Franklin
 

ISBN-10: 0873229436

ISBN-13: 9780873229432

Pub. Date: 05/02/1996

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Whether used alone or as a companion to Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, which establishes a foundation for the techniques described here, this unique guide shows you how to combine technical expertise with imagery skills to enrich your expressive repertoire.

This versatile text and reference provides 583 imagery exercises designed to improve dance

Overview

Whether used alone or as a companion to Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, which establishes a foundation for the techniques described here, this unique guide shows you how to combine technical expertise with imagery skills to enrich your expressive repertoire.

This versatile text and reference provides 583 imagery exercises designed to improve dance technique, artistic expression, and performance. More than 160 illustrations highlight images and exercises you can put to use immediately in your movements and choreography.

Part I explores using imagery with improvisation. You'll find 195 exercises centered on the body's basic movement images. These improvisational exercises will encourage you to explore new inner landscapes to create and communicate different movement qualities.

Part II provides 314 imagery exercises you can immediately use to improve technique. The book also provides guidelines for applying imagery within the dance class repertoire:

- Floorwork movements
- Standing, walking, running
- Ballet barre exercises
- Swings, arches, spirals
- Upper-body gestures
- Turns and pirouettes
- Jumping
- Partnering

Part III provides imagery tools to enhance or prepare for a performance. You'll learn how to use imagery to convey information about steps and to clarify the intent and content of a movement. In addition, you'll find 40 imagery exercises that focus on active imagination and symbolism, the performance environment, and the audience in the creative process.

Part IV presents 34 exercises to help restore and regenerate the body through guided imagery used with massage and touch. The book details the ideokinetic constructive rest position and Sweigard's nine lines of action.

With Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, you'll discover how to use the power of your imagination to enhance performances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873229432
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
05/02/1996
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Imagery in Improvisation Exercises
Chapter 1. Basic Movement Images and Exercises
Chapter 2: Imagery and Dance Improvisation

Part II: Imagery in Dance Technique Classes
Chapter 3. Discovering Imagery
Chapter 4. Guidelines for Applying Imagery in a Class Setting
Chapter 5. Floorwork
Chapter 6. Standing, Walking, Running
Chapter 7. Basic Exercises of the Ballet Barre
Chapter 8. Swings, Arches, and Spirals
Chapter 9. The Upper-Body Gesture: Port de Bras, Neck, and Face
Chapter 10. Turns and Pirouettes
Chapter 11. Jumping
Chapter 12: Partnering

Part III: Imagery in Choreography and Performance
Chapter 13. Psychology, Imagery, and Choreography
Chapter 14. Imagery and the Choreographic Process
Chapter 15. Imagery and Performance Quality

Part IV: Rest and Regeneration
Chapter 16. The Art of Touch and Rest Sessions

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Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've had this book for years and have continually come back to it to give me fresh ideas for approaching dance. As a teacher, it has given me ideas for teaching turns among other things.