A Dancer's Pocket Guide to Embodied Performance

A Dancer's Pocket Guide to Embodied Performance

by Marcia Wardell Kelly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944037567
Publisher: Epigraph Publishing
Publication date: 12/23/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 62
Sales rank: 544,973
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Marcia Wardell Kelly performed in the Murray Louis Dance Company (1970-75) and The Nikolais Dance Theatre (1975 and 1978-81). She has been on the faculty of the Nikolais/Louis Dance Theatre Lab, NY; the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, Angers, France; The American Dance Festival, Durham, NC; University of California Santa Cruz; University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Following her performing career, she worked as a dance company manager, court mediator, arts organization administrator, massage therapist, chaplain's assistant, special education advocate, and high school PTA president. She is currently a student of painting, yoga, Buddhist meditation, and Andean indigenous medicine. In recent years, she has renewed her dedication to the art of Dance, creating new choreography and writing this Pocket Guide.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1
Introduction 4
Surrender of "Command and Control" 8
Initiating Motion 13
Stasis 14
Impulse 17
Grain 20
Dancing with Gravity 25
Motion 30
Space 34
Shape 39
Time 43
Being an Instrument 46
In the Moment 48
About the Author 50
Further Reading 51

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