Performing Arts

Aerial Dance

Author: Jayne C. Bernasconi

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 141

View: 687

This aerial dance book covers its historical roots and place in the lineage of modern dance with writings from the movers and shakers that helped mould this art form.
Performing Arts

Aerial Dance

Author: Jenefer Davies

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

View: 716

Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness provides an introduction for the beginning aerialist. It covers rigging, equipment, advice on optimal conditioning, and a step-by-step guide to technique, including anatomical references, space and time considerations, and elements of force when working with and against gravity. Specific movements and choreography are framed anatomically and together reflect the pattern and order of an aerial technique class. Challenges inherent to this type of dancing are discussed, as well as wellness instruction and methods of altering these techniques for intermediate and advanced dancing. A companion website hosts video that corresponds with the technique and phrasing in the book.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Extreme Aerial Silks

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 679

Like dancers in the sky, aerial silks athletes hang from long strips of fabric and perform acrobatics suspended from them with beauty, grace, and sheer physical skill. This captivating book encourages readers who may not have access to other sports to be physically and acrobatically active. It profiles the leading silks performers, circus arts organizations that teach courses, and places where one can see the acts in person. Readers learn how aerial silks compares with dance, trapeze, and yoga, how to spot quality instructors and studios, and the necessary practices to keep athletes safe while having the maximum amount of fun.
Acrobatics

Beginning Aerial Fabric Instructional Manual

Author: Rebekah Leach

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Acrobatics

Page: 79

View: 485

With over 250 step-by-step pictures on over forty beginning moves, this manual is designed for students and teachers of beginning fabric or silks. This manual focuses on footlocks (covering basic, single, and double), but also includes an introduction to the hiplck and various climbs. Focusing on injury prevention, there are tips on how to spot and how to avoid common mistakes.
Performing Arts

Choreography

Author: Sandra Cerny Minton

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 164

View: 621

Minton shows how to solve common choreography problems, design and shape movements into a dance, and organise a dance concert. She addresses some of the National Dance Content Standards, and features movement exploration exercises.
Education

Aerial Dance for Dancers: Single Point Dance Trapeze Technique & Syllabus

Author: Graciela Newsam

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 937

This new syllabus is designed for teachers and students who are interested in learning and understanding the connection between aerial and floor movements. It teaches not only aerial skills and tricks, but also how these elements can be seamlessly merged with dance movements on the ground. Our detailed "Step by step" floor & aerial exercises contain all the information required to effectively link movements into sequences: music, counts, starting position, space, tips, and outcomes. This book also provides a variety of support materials, including: descriptions of aerial rigging equipment, important instructions for safety and spotting, lesson examples with time management, and illustrations of essential aerial dance positions. It also contains a glossary of positions and dance terminology. In its unique synthesis of yoga, ballet, contemporary dance, and circus, Aerial Dance for Dancers offers teachers and dancers inclusive access to the resources of this innovative, expressive movement style.
Performing Arts

Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts

Author: Emily Scherb, D.P.T.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 781

An illustrated guide to anatomy and biomechanics for aerialists who want to optimize their performance and train safely Specifically designed for aerialists—including those who do trapeze, silks, and other aerial arts— Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is an invaluable resource for those who want to optimize their performance and train safely. Using a biomechanical and movement-based approach, Emily Scherb—a physical therapist who specializes in the care, treatment, and education of circus performers—explains the anatomical rationale for progressions of learning and demonstrates simple movements to achieve the coordination, muscular control, strength, and fitness to hang with correct form, how to progress from hanging into a pull up, an inversion, and beyond with a strong center, precise muscle sequencing, and ease of movement. Aerialists will learn how bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues allow for specific movements and gain an appreciation for concepts of proximal stability. This full-color illustrated guide lays a solid foundation for beginners and advanced students with a wealth of insights into their own performance as well as refreshers on fundamentals in warm ups and conditioning. It explains how to structure a training session, how to care for injuries, and best practices for basic self first aid.
Performing Arts

Dance Appreciation

Author: Dawn Loring

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 171

Dance is an activity that everyone can enjoy, and Dance Appreciation will help students do just that. Dance Appreciation is written to encompass the needs of a broad range of dance students, from high school to university level, and is appropriate for students who are new to dance as well as those who are experienced in the art form. The text will help learners discover more about themselves, connect with dance, and make it a relevant and vital part of their lives, whether it is their primary course of study, eventual career path, or simply a way to express themselves and enrich their lives. This text is the only dance appreciation resource that offers ancillary materials for instructors: Instructor ancillaries consisting of an instructor guide, test package, and PowerPoint presentation package make the teaching experience both easier and more effective, whether teaching in face-to-face or online settings. Five video segments demonstrate elements of dance and offer associated learning and movement activities, bringing the content to life for students. Textbook elements such as learning objectives, key terms, Enduring Understanding statements, Spotlight special elements, and chapter discussion questions help students navigate the chapters and retain the essential content. In addition, related resources delivered through HKPropel supply students with learning activities, individual and group projects, handouts, time lines, suggestions for further reading, video recommendations, and more to facilitate the learning experience. Dance Appreciation helps students understand dance from the perspectives of dancers, choreographers, and professionals in other careers related to dance. Students are introduced to a broad range of dance genres, forms, and styles, and they learn to forge a relationship with dance as an art form, connecting it with other academic and artistic disciplines and with their own life experiences. The text is organized into three parts. Part I, Exploring Dance, provides a foundational understanding of who dances and why, and it introduces the elements of dance and movement principles. Part II, Selected Dance Genres and Styles, covers Western dance genres, examining classical concert dance forms, hip-hop, and aerial and site-specific dance, highlighting notable artists and events. In part III, Connecting With Dance, students delve into aspects of dance performance and production, learning approaches for viewing and responding to dance performances and exploring the role of global interactions, especially through online content and social media, in developing and transmitting new dance forms and styles. Throughout the text, readers will learn about dance-related career paths. Dance Appreciation offers instructors an up-to-date, comprehensive resource—complete with an array of ancillaries—that ensures that students have the opportunity to become informed, discerning, and responsive dance audience members and gain a broad appreciation of dance as an art form and a lifetime physical activity. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is not included with this ebook but may be purchased separately.
Self-Help

Dancing with Your Skeletons

Author: Senta Duffield

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 223

Dance healing is available to everyone! Without even stepping into a dance class, you have access to one of the most powerful healing modalities and can benefit from the profound joy, strength, grace, and love that dance offers you! We all have a skeleton in our closet, something that we have done or that has happened to us that has made our lives difficult, has caused us pain, and has left physical, mental, and emotional scars. Imagine the possibilities when you learn to dance with your skeletons and ultimately heal them in such a way that you will never put them back in the closet again! Dancing with Your Skeletons is a three-part book offering you three separate ways to experience dance healing. The book as a whole can also be an amazing tool to gently and easily facilitate dance healing in your own life. Every dance begins with one step. Reading this book is your first step in a new, beautiful, and exciting dance.
Performing Arts

Contact Improvisation

Author: Cheryl Pallant

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

View: 814

In most forms of dancing, performers carry out their steps with a distance that keeps them from colliding with each other. Dancer Steve Paxton in the 1970s considered this distance a territory for investigation. His study of intentional contact resulted in a public performance in 1972 in a Soho gallery, and the name “contact improvisation” was coined for the form of unrehearsed dance he introduced. Rather than copyrighting it, Paxton allowed it to evolve and spread. In this book the author draws upon her own experience and research to explain the art of contact improvisation, in which dance partners propel movement by physical contact. They roll, fall, spiral, leap, and slip along the contours and momentum of moving bodies. The text begins with a history, then describes the elements that define this form of dance. Subsequent chapters explore how contact improvisation relates to self and identity; how class, race, gender, culture and physiology influence dance; how dance promotes connection in a culture of isolation; and how it relates to the concept of community. The final chapter is a collection of exercises explained in the words of teachers from across the United States and abroad. Appendix A describes how to set up and maintain a weekly jam; Appendix B details recommended reading, videos and Web sites. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Education

Aerial Dance for Dancers - Aerial Hammock Technique & Syllabus

Author: Graciela Newsam

Publisher: Newsam Aerial Dance LLC

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 360

This syllabus is designed for teachers and students who are interested in learning and understanding the connection between aerial and floor movements. It teaches not only aerial skills and tricks, but also how these elements can be seamlessly merged with dance movements on the ground. Our detailed "Step by step" Floor & Aerial Exercises contain all the information required to effectively link movements into sequences: music, counts, starting position, space, tips, and outcomes. This book also provides a variety of support materials, including: descriptions of aerial rigging equipment, important instructions for safety and spotting, lesson examples with time management, a Glossary of Positions with illustrations and descriptions of essential aerial dance positions, and a Glossary of Movements & Terminology. In its unique synthesis of yoga, ballet, contemporary dance, and circus, Aerial Dance for Dancers offers teachers and dancers inclusive access to the resources of this innovative, expressive movement style.
Performing Arts

Experiencing Dance

Author: Helene Scheff

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 629

Experiencing Dance: From Student to Dance Artist, Second Edition, takes off where its previous edition—a best-selling high school text for students enrolled in dance classes—left off. Geared to students in dance II, III, and IV classes, this text places teachers in the role of facilitator and opens up a world of creativity and analytical thinking as students explore the art of dance. Through Experiencing Dance, students will be able to do the following: • Encounter dance through creating, performing, responding to, analyzing, connecting with, and understanding dance through its 45-plus lessons. • Experience dance as performers, choreographers, and audience members. • Learn about dance in historical and cultural contexts, in community settings, and as career options. • Go through a complete and flexible high school curriculum that can be presented in one or more years of instruction. • Meet state and national standards in dance education and learn from a pedagogically sound scope and sequence that allow them to address 21st-century learning goals. • Use Spotlight and Did You Know? special elements that will enhance the learning experience and connect studio learning to the real world of dance. Experiencing Dance will help students engage in movement experiences as they learn and apply dance concepts through written, oral, and media assignments. These assignments help them gain a perspective of dance as an art form and provide the content for students to develop interactive dance portfolios. The text contains 15 chapters in five units. Each chapter offers at least three lessons, each containing the following material: • Move It! introduces students, through a movement experience, to a lesson concept. • Vocabulary provides definitions of key terms. • Curtain Up offers background information to help students understand lesson topics and concepts. • Take the Stage presents dance-related assignments for students to produce and share. • Take a Bow engages students in response, evaluation, and revision activities to process their work and concepts presented in the chapter. Each lesson includes Spotlight and Did You Know? special elements that help students extend their learning and deepen their understanding of historical and cultural facts and prominent dancers, dance companies, and professionals in careers related to dance. Each chapter includes a chapter review quiz. Quizzes incorporate true-or-false, short-answer, and matching answer questions. Finally, each chapter ends with a capstone assignment. Students will delve into major topics such as these: • Identifying your movement potential as a dancer • Understanding dance science and its application through studying basic anatomy and injury prevention in relation to dance training • Developing proper warm-ups and cool-downs and integrating fitness principles and nutrition information into healthy dancing practices • Expressing through various dance styles and forms the roles of the dancer, the historical and cultural heritage of the dance, and the dance’s connections to community and society • Developing and performing dance studies and choreography in a variety of styles and forms and then producing the dance using production elements for a variety of settings • Preparing for a future as a dancer, choreographer, or a career that is otherwise connected to dance • Advocating for dance in your community and beyond The text is bolstered by web resources for both students and teachers. These resources enhance the students’ learning experience while enabling teachers to prepare for, conduct, and manage their classes. The student web resource contains these features: • Journaling prompts • Extended learning activities • Web search suggestions for further research • Worksheets and assignments to either print out or complete online (via editable Word files) • Interactive chapter review quizzes (these are completed online and students get immediate feedback) • Video clips • Vocabulary terms with and without definitions to aid in self-quizzing and review The teacher web resource contains everything that is on the student web resource, plus the following: • A printable full-color poster for the classroom • PowerPoint presentations for each chapter • Answer keys for worksheets and quizzes • A full electronic version of the student textbook In addition, Experiencing Dance is available in both print and interactive iBook versions. The iBook version has embedded chapter-opening and instructional video clips as well as interactive quizzes (in which students immediately receive feedback on their answers). This updated text, with its solid instruction and comprehensive lessons, new resources, and extended learning experiences, will help students at levels II, III, and IV increase their understanding of, expertise in, and enjoyment of dance.
Acrobatics

Aerial Dance for Dancers - Hammock

Author: Monica Newsam

Publisher: Newsam Aerial Dance LLC

ISBN:

Category: Acrobatics

Page: 125

View: 516

This new syllabus is designed for teachers and students who are interested in learning and understanding the connection between aerial and floor movements. It teaches not only aerial skills and tricks, but also how these elements can be seamlessly merged with dance movements on the ground. Our detailed "Step by step" floor & aerial exercises contain all the information required to effectively link movements into sequences: music, counts, starting position, space, tips, and outcomes. This book also provides a variety of support materials, including: descriptions of aerial rigging equipment, important instructions for safety and spotting, lesson examples with time management, and illustrations of essential aerial dance positions. It also contains a glossary of dance terminology. In its unique synthesis of yoga, ballet, contemporary dance, and circus, Aerial Dance for Dancers offers teachers and dancers inclusive access to the resources of this innovative, expressive movement style.
Performing Arts

Choreography, 4E

Author: Minton, Sandra Cerny

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 172

Choreography has been thoroughly updated to help students develop their skills in each step of the choreographic experience, from finding an idea to staging the performance. The text comes with a new web resource that offers video clips and supplemental learning activities.
Performing Arts

Dancing for Young Audiences

Author: Ella H. Magruder

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 694

This book has systematic directions for those who are creating a dance company for young audiences: how to handle bookings, write effective grants, handle crowds of children, keep their interest high and deal with the unexpected--backstage, or onstage or costume! Important also: how to maintain the support and the appreciation of presenters, teachers and principals. Profiles of ten successful dance companies who perform for children are provided. The book's touring and production information can be applied to almost any performing group that uses the medium of dance to deliver its message--from professional dance companies to university, high school and studio dance performers.
Performing Arts

The Aging Body in Dance

Author: Nanako Nakajima

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

View: 506

What does it mean to be able to move? The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility. Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and performance, including studies of choreographers, dancers and directors from Yvonne Rainer, Martha Graham, Anna Halprin and Roemeo Castellucci to Kazuo Ohno and Kikuo Tomoeda. They draw a fascinating comparison between youth-oriented Western cultures and dance cultures like Japan’s, where aging performers are celebrated as part of the country’s living heritage. The first cross-cultural study of its kind, The Aging Body in Dance offers a vital resource for scholars and practitioners interested in global dance cultures and their differing responses to the world's aging population.
Young Adult Fiction

Dance Medicine & Science Guide

Author: Adriano Bittar

Publisher: Editora Kelps

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 350

View: 496

The inaugural actions of the Brazil-United Kingdom Dance Medicine & Science Network (BRUK NET) emerged through the organization of the symposium "The Potentials and Challenges of Research in Dance Medicine & Science: building innovation collaborations between the United Kingdom and Brazil" held in Goiânia, in 2016. In this bilingual Portuguese-English book, 23 leading researchers/authors from the BRUK NET write about their experiences in this field. The idea of the book is to share part of their knowledge and to build paths and theoretical, conceptual and methodological constructs around DMS, from where visibility, access and sustainability could develop. The desire for an interinstitutional, interdisciplinary, collective and supportive cooperation has enabled us to create a book of cross-cutting contexts and diverse views. The demand for DMS services and knowledge is growing. It requires that professionals from different backgrounds; dance, health, education and many others, ethically reflect and debate over the breadth and rigor necessary for the growth and valorization of this field of study.

Aerial Dance

Author: Jenefer Davies

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 178

View: 958

Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness provides an introduction for the beginning aerialist. It covers rigging, equipment, advice on optimal conditioning, and a step-by-step guide to technique, including anatomical references, space and time considerations, and elements of force when working with and against gravity. Specific movements and choreography are framed anatomically and together reflect the pattern and order of an aerial technique class. Challenges inherent to this type of dancing are discussed, as well as wellness instruction and methods of altering these techniques for intermediate and advanced dancing. A companion website hosts video that corresponds with the technique and phrasing in the book.

Can You See Me Flying?

Author: Terry Sendgraff

Publisher: Moffitt Magic

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 236

View: 179

In this captivating memoir, Terry Sendgraff recounts the twists and turns of her life and career as an aerial dance pioneer. Combining gymnastics, dance, and improvisation, Terry created performance art on trapezes, bungees, slings, stilts, a bicycle, and a child's bed. Through her innovative teaching, performing, and choreography, Terry broadened the definition of dance.