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Dance Composition: An Interrelated Arts Approach

Dance Composition: An Interrelated Arts Approach

by Janice E. Pomer, Janice Pomer
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ISBN-13: 9780736067904
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 01/09/2009
Edition description: Includes CD
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 887,239
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Janice Pomer has been performing and teaching in the fields of dance, music, and theater since 1976. Her performance work explores the ways in which modern dance can be integrated with other art forms. In 1983, Janice began collaborating with Barry Prophet; together they have created numerous touring productions incorporating modern dance, text, experimental music, found sound, and Barry's kinetic percussion sculptures.

Janice teaches in schools, universities, dance studios, art spaces, and community centers in Canada, offering a variety of movement-based programs and workshops for dancers of all ages and abilities, from beginning youngsters to professional dancers as well as educators. She writes and designs educational programs and dance material for school boards and dance organizations, offering movement education for children and youth. In 2002, Human Kinetics released her first book, Perpetual Motion: Creative Movement Exercises for Dance and Dramatic Arts.

About the Composer
Barry Prophet is a composer, percussionist, instrument maker, and visual artist who has been creating unique sounds since 1979. His work has appeared in galleries, theaters, and concert halls in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Barry teaches experimental percussion and computer-assisted music programs to learners of all ages and creates sonically charged indoor and outdoor site-specific art.

Table of Contents


Part I. Dance and the Visual Arts
Chapter 1. Shapes
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 1.1 Traveling Patterns
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 1.2 Symmetrical Motifs
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 1.3 Mosaics
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 1.4 Weaving and Unweaving Shapes
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 1.5 Traditional Brush Painting
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 1.6 Modern Painting Techniques
Chapter 2. New Spaces
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 2.1 Landmarks
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 2.2 Dancing Shadows
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 2.3 Conceptual Dance for Alternative Spaces
Culminating Exercise for Dance and the Visual Arts

Part II. Dance and Music
Chapter 3. Rhythm and Tempo
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 3.1 Heartbeats and Drumbeats
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 3.2 Clap Hands
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 3.3 Variations on a Theme
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 3.4 Playing With Time
Chapter 4. Texture and Tone Color
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 4.1 Textural Exploration
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 4.2 Tonal Exploration
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 4.3 Found Sound
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 4.4 Turn Your Radio On
Culminating Exercise for Dance and Music

Part III. Dance and the Dramatic and Literary Arts
Chapter 5. Emotions and Character
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 5.1 Emotional Exploration
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 5.2 Character Discovery
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 5.3 Clowning
Chapter 6. Words, Thoughts, and Actions
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 6.1 Alliterations
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 6.2 Vowels and Syllabic Phrases
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 6.3 Soliloquy
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 6.4 Monologue
ᅵ ᅵ ᅵ Exercise 6.5 Dialogue
Culminating Exercise for Dance and the Dramatic and Literary Arts

General Arts Glossary
Music Glossary
About the Author
Music Finder


Text for students in dance composition, improvisation, and integrated arts classes at the college and university level. Also a reference for dance, physical education, music, theater, and arts education students at the secondary school levels.

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