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The Dance Experience: Insights into History, Culture and Creativity / Edition 3

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The Dance Experience: Insights into History, Culture and Creativity / Edition 3

Providing an understanding of the history, evolution, and universality of dance as an art form, this guidebook explores the significance of dance in culture, the relationship of dance to other art forms, the contributions of great pioneering choreographers, dancers, and teachers, and the creative process. Highlighting an extensive range of types of dance—including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, folk, ethnic, and social—this comprehensive collection features a variety of engaging essays written by experts in their respective fields. Students of dance, professionals, instructors, and enthusiasts will learn what to look for during a performance, and how to appreciate dance styles from around the world. This newly revised edition includes five new chapters and an extensive, annotated appendix of film resources giving helpful suggestions for viewing that will enhance the dance experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871273833
Publisher: Princeton Book Company
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Edition description: Third Edition, Third edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 360,755
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Myron Howard Nadel is professor of dance at the University of Texas–El Paso. He is the founding chair of the dance department at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, the coordinator for music theatre at Carnegie Mellon University, and chair of performing arts at Buffalo State University. He lives in El Paso, Texas. Marc Raymond Strauss is professor of theater and dance at Southeast Missouri State University. He lives in Jackson, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction: The Dance Experience in the 21st Century 1

Section 1 Insights into History 5

Chapter 1 Dance in Ancient Greece Marc Strauss 7

Chapter 2 A Concise History of Ballet Carol Pardo 14

Chapter 3 Modern and Contemporary Dance Myron Howard Nadel Marc Strauss 28

Chapter 4 Jazz and Tap Myron Howard Nadel 49

Chapter 5 Dance on the Screen Marc Strauss 67

Chapter 6 Dance in American Colleges and Universities Thomas K. Hagood 77

Chapter 7 Dance Notation - A History Lynne Weber 97

Section 2 Insights into Culture 109

Chapter 8 From a World Dance Perspective Carl Wolz 111

Chapter 9 Dance and Cultural Meaning - An Introduction to the Anthropology of Dance Lisa Smith 116

Chapter 10 African Dance - Divine Motion Ferne Yangyeitie Caulker-Bronson 129

Chapter 11 Piercing the Mask of Japanese Dance Theater Helen Myers 141

Chapter 12 Social Dance - A Portrait of a People at Play Myron Howard Nadel 158

Chapter 13 Folk Dance - Father Music, Mother Dance Rosa Guerrero 184

Section 3 Insights into Creativity 193

Chapter 14 Technique - The Craft of Dancing Myron Howard Nadel 195

Chapter 15 Choreography - Separating the Dancer from the Dance Myron Howard Nadel 211

Chapter 16 As a Fish Lives in Water, A Dancer Lives in Light Rick Yeatman 222

Chapter 17 Seeing Feelings - Costume Design and Dance Catherine F. Norgren 240

Chapter 18 Technical Elements in Presenting Dance Philip K. Nacy 258

Conclusion: Critiquing Dance: Marc Strauss 275

Internet/Video/Film Resources 287

Contributors 318

Index 322

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