ISBN-10:
0736067884
ISBN-13:
9780736067881
Pub. Date:
09/23/2013
Publisher:
Human Kinetics, Inc.
Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance - 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance - 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Eric N. Franklin, Eric Franklin
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ISBN-13: 9780736067881
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 09/23/2013
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 779,945
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Eric Franklin is director and founder of the Institute for Franklin Method in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He has more than 35 years of experience as a dancer and choreographer, and he has shared imagery techniques in his teaching since 1986.

Franklin has taught extensively throughout the United States and Europe at the Julliard School in New York, Royal Ballet School in London, Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, Dance Academy of Rome, and Institute for Psychomotor Therapy in Zurich. He was also a guest lecturer at the University of Vienna. He has provided training to Olympic and world-champion athletes and professional dance troupes such as Cirque du Soleil and the Forum de Dance in Monte Carlo. Franklin earned a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a BS from the University of Zurich. He has been on the faculty of the American Dance Festival since 1991.

Franklin is coauthor of the best-selling book Breakdance, which received a New York City Public Library Prize in 1984, and author of 100 Ideen für Beweglichkeit and Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance (both books about imagery in dance and movement). He is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.

Franklin lives near Zurich, Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Part I. Art and Science of Imagery

Chapter 1. History, Theory, and Uses of Imagery

Defining Imagery

Historical Perspectives

Emerging Theories on Imagery

Benefits of Using Imagery in Dance

Summary

Chapter 2. Types and Effectiveness of Imagery

Direct Imagery

Types of Imagery

Imagery Strings

Making Imagery Effective

Summary

Part II. Discovering and Exploring Imagery

Chapter 3. Discovering Imagery

Nature

Movies

Literary Arts

Music

Visual Arts

Propensity Toward Imagery

Summary

Chapter 4. Basic Movement Imagery and Exercises

Intention

Whole-Body Sensation

Space

Weight

Music and Rhythm

Connections Through the Body

Breath and Flow

Summary

Chapter 5. Imagery in Dance Improvisation

Improvisation and Dance Technique

Improvisation With Children

Imagery Improvisation Exercises

Contact Improvisation and Imagery

Butoh

Summary

Part III. Imagery in Dance Technique Classes

Chapter 6. Teaching Dance With Imagery

Elements of Making Progress

Function and Anatomy

Effort and Tension

Alignment Paradox

Guidelines for Teachers

Guidelines for Students

Summary

Chapter 7. Floorwork, Walking, and Running

Floorwork

Pelvis as a Strong Sitting Base

Upper-Body Motion While Sitting

Falls to the Floor

Rolls on the Ground

Floor Barre

Stillness and Slow Movement

The Foot

Walking and Running

Summary

Chapter 8. Plié

Force Absorption in Plié

Imagery for Plié

Summary

Chapter 9. Tendu-Based Movements

Battement Tendu/Dégagé (Jeté)

Rond de Jambe à Terre

Battement Fondu (Demi-Plié on One Leg)

Battement Frappé

Summary

Chapter 10. Développé and Other Extensions

Creating Smooth Action in the Hip Joint

Extensions to the Back

Releasing Tension, Embodying Fascia

Summary

Chapter 11. Arabesque, Attitude, and Grand Battement

Research on Imagery for the Plié Arabesque

Art and Science of Balance

Grand Battement

Summary

Chapter 12. Swings, Arches, and Spirals

Swings and Arches

Spirals

Summary

Chapter 13. Upper-Body Gestures

Port de Bras (Arm Gestures)

Hands

Face

Eyes

Neck

Summary

Chapter 14. Turns

From Crawls to Pirouettes

Natural Turners

What You Can Learn From a Spinning Top

Turning With the Whole Body

Angular Motion

Phases of Turning in Pirouettes

Summary

Chapter 15. Jumps

Speed and Leverage

Anatomical Considerations

The Foot in Jumping

Elastic Leaps and Rhythmic Rebound

Traveling Leaps and Turning Leaps

Breathing Before Jumping

Arms and Leaping

Floors and Soft Landings

The Sky Is the Limit

Summary

Chapter 16. Partnering

Requirements for Partnering

Connecting With Your Partner

Using Imagery in Partnering

Summary

Part IV. Imagery in Choreography, Rest, and Regeneration

Chapter 17. Imagery and Performance Quality

Expressivity

Authenticity

Endowment

Magical Outfit

Performance Environment

Relationship With the Audience

Your History

Stepping Onstage

Summary

Chapter 18. Rest and Regeneration

Using Your Hands

Releasing Touch

Constructive Rest

Guided Imagery

Summary

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

The Franklin method has proved invaluable to our students at the Juilliard School in New York City for the past several years. Learning how to use mental imagery and functional anatomy for dance augments our training program beautifully because it is clear, precise, and useful in every way for any dancer. The students have found it revelatory!

Lawrence Rhodes--Director of the Dance Division, The Juilliard School

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