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Composing While Dancing An Improviser's Companion

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ISBN-10: 0299248143

ISBN-13: 9780299248147

Edition: 2011

Authors: Melinda Buckwalter

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Composing while Dancing: An Improviserrs"s Companionexamines the world of improvisational dance and the varied approaches to this art form. By introducing the improvisational strategies of twenty-six top contemporary artists of movement improvisation, Melinda Buckwalter offers a practical primer to the dance form. Each chapter focuses on an important aspect of improvisation including spatial relations, the eyes, and the dancing image. Included are sample practices from the artists profiled, exercises for further research, and a glossary of terms. Buckwalter gathers history, methods, interviews, and biographies in one book to showcase the many facets of improvisational dance and create an invaluable reference for dancers and dance educators.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Materia Prima
Interlude-So Many Influences, So Little Time...
Dancing Takes Shape
Interlude-Notes to Myself: Wait!
Time Machines
Interlude-Notes to Myself: Living Backward
Spatial Relations
Interlude-Ma
The Dancing Image
Interlude-Invisible Dances with Mary Overlie
The Possibilities of Music
Interlude-Notes to Myself: Listening
The Eyes
Interlude-Notes to Myself on Catching It Out of the Corner of My Eye
Partnering Science
Interlude-Notes to Myself on Not Knowing
The Magical Object
Interlude-The Objects Begin to Speak
Epilogue: Developing Your Practice
Meet the Artists: Dancemakers' Biographies
Glossary of People and Terms
Notes
Bibliography
Index