Composing While Dancing An Improviser's Companion
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|Interlude-So Many Influences, So Little Time...|
|Dancing Takes Shape|
|Interlude-Notes to Myself: Wait!|
|Interlude-Notes to Myself: Living Backward|
|The Dancing Image|
|Interlude-Invisible Dances with Mary Overlie|
|The Possibilities of Music|
|Interlude-Notes to Myself: Listening|
|Interlude-Notes to Myself on Catching It Out of the Corner of My Eye|
|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|