How do dancers make their own music? Which choreographer developed a duet for a dancer and a mechanical digger? Why was The Rite of Spring ballet so influential for modern dance? Modern Dance provides a detailed look at the development of modern dance, from the pioneering work of Martha Graham to computer animated dance and virtual dancers of today. The book looks at how the choreography and improvisation differ from other styles of dance, and explores the part played by costumes and make-up. There is also information on how to become a modern dancer.
Table of Contents
Expression through dance Breakaway from ballet Modern dance arrives! Dance explosion Post-modern dance Spreading and mixing Modern dance today Made for performance How to make a dance Music and sound Sets, costumes, lighting Teaching and learning The dance of tomorrow? Modern dance factfile.