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Erick Hawkins Modern Dance Technique

ISBN-10: 087127213X

ISBN-13: 9780871272133

Edition: 2000

Authors: Renata Celichowska, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Leon Belokon

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Renata Celichowskabecame a member of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company in 1989 and is currently adjunct professor for the dance education program at New York University. She lives in New York City.

List of Illustrations
List of Photographs
List of Labanotation
Acknowledgments
Tribute
Historical Background
Technique: Toward the "Normative"
The Normative Ideal
What Is Technique, What Is Style?
About Ideokinesis and Movement Imagery
Think/Feel
Who Is the Teacher?
Principles
The Body's Center of Gravity: the Pelvis
"Teeterbabe,"
The "Thigh" Sockets
Shifting Weight
"Undercurves" and "Overcurves,"
Gravity, Weight, Balance and Alignment
The Spine and Spinal Alignment
Leg Alignment
"Hierarchy" of the Legs
Contraction and "Decontraction"
"Tassels,"
Arcs, Curves and Momentum
Loops and the "Figure 8,"
"Boomerangs,"
Spirals
Flow and Transitions
Flow
Form
The "Chalkline,"
"Cobra" Hand
Normative Form and Aesthetics
What Is Rhythm? Is Music Sound?
Dynamics
In the Classroom
Floor Warm Up
Seated Movement Sequences
Bounces
Side-lifts
Contraction-Swings
Overcurves
Contractions
Leg Flexions
Fourth Position
Quarter Turns
Back Leg Extensions
Three 3s
Swing on 5
Movement Sequences on the Back
Thigh Socket Flexions
Rolling on 4
Boomerangs
Contractions
Figure 8s
Arching
Preparing to Rise from the Floor
Leg Lifts
Rising to Standing
Center Floor
Plies
Sensuous Feet Against the Floor
Principles Expanded
Using the Thigh Socket Crease and the Boomerang Leg
Moving the Pelvis and Upper Body Together Through Space
Turns and the Spiral Staircase
Letting the Movement Happen: Staying in Coenesthetic Experience
Traveling
Use of the Dance Space
Vertical Space, Jumps and Leaping "Over the Moon,"
Ending Class
Beyond Technique: the Aesthetic Dimension
F.S.C. Northrop and the 1st and 2nd Functions of Art
The "Hawkins Aesthetic"
Dance Education and the Role of the Dance Teacher
Hawkins Choreography
Works Choreographed by Erick Hawkins
Labanotation
About the Notation Process
Reading Labanotation
Recommended Reading
Bibliography
Videography
Index