Staging Dance

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Staging Dance is a practical handbook that covers all aspects of putting on a dance production. It highlights the current diversity of dance activities, choosing examples from working dance groups and from individual dancers.

The book includes sections on choreography, music and sound, designing and making sets and costumes, lighting design and technical implementation and stage management. Funding, planning and publicity are also covered.

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Overview

Staging Dance is a practical handbook that covers all aspects of putting on a dance production. It highlights the current diversity of dance activities, choosing examples from working dance groups and from individual dancers.

The book includes sections on choreography, music and sound, designing and making sets and costumes, lighting design and technical implementation and stage management. Funding, planning and publicity are also covered.

Staging Dance will prove invaluable not only to dance artists, but also those working along side them: musicians, designers, lighting technicians, administrators and directors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878300815
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Theatre Arts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Cooper danced with the Ballet Rambert (now the Rambert Dance Company) and with Scottish Ballet. She is currently production Tutor at the College of the Royal Academy of Dancing.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The venue 5
2 Flooring 18
3 Choreography 21
4 Music and sound 35
5 Design 48
6 Sets 52
7 Props 59
8 Costumes and make-up 63
9 Lighting 79
10 Stage management 89
11 Administration, funding, marketing, publicity 96
12 Rehearsals and production week 101
13 Health and safety, sanity and therapy 107
Professional Dance Companies 109
The Jiving Lindy Hoppers 109
Green Candle Dance Company 113
Staging Dance With Young People 115
Transitions Dance Company 115
The Peter Williams Design for Dance Project 119
Staging a traditional ballet on student dancers 121
Royal Ballet Education Project 124
Joyce Butler School of Dancing 126
App film/video resources, bibliography and further reading, useful addresses 129
Index 134
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