Landscape of the Now: A Topography of Movement Improvisation

Landscape of the Now: A Topography of Movement Improvisation

by Kent De Spain

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199988266
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/02/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 237,333
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kent De Spain is a movement and multimedia artist who has taught master classes and workshops in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America and is the recipient of several major grants including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Choreography. He is internationally recognized for his writing, documentation, and teaching in movement improvisation, including his essay in the book "Taken by Surprise," his feature-length documentary film, A Moving Presence: Ruth Zaporah and Action Theater, and essays in Contact Quarterly, Choreographic Practices, and other journals.

Table of Contents

Introduction
What and Who

Section One: Issues
Agendas
Tracking
Verbal/Nonverbal Awareness
The Audience/Improviser Relationship
Intentionality
What is Good?
The Transpersonal

Section Two: Resources
Body
Movement
The Senses
Space
Time
Artistic Form
Images and the Imagination
Cognitive Skills
Emotion
Memory
Structures
Attention

Conclusion

Appendix
Suggested Reading
Index

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