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Aerial Dance is the first book to showcase this newest dance genre. The book traces the historical roots of this latest art form, which is rapidly gaining in popularity. It also defines its place in the lineage of modern dance and addresses aesthetics, philosophical approaches to teaching, and safety issues.

Aerial Dance will be of great interest to all those associated with or attracted to this emerging art form. Whether a novice or professional, a practitioner or educator, they will learn from those who helped shape aerial dance into what it is today. Through this book and DVD package, readers will

-gain insight from essays written by leading choreographers in the field;

-gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for aerial dance choreography through Look Up features that provide cross-references to video performance clips on the DVD; and

-view high-quality photographs that illustrate the origins of aerial dance.

Part I details the evolution of aerial dance and its place in a postmodern world. It delves into the aesthetics of aerial dance and the differences between this genre and circus-based aerial arts. Part II presents a variety of essays from many of the top artists in the field who provide insight into their own approaches to aerial dance. The book also presents a variety of teaching applications, including ideas for working with special populations and related art forms.Part III is all about safety, including injury prevention, rigging, other safety-related issues. This part helps readers understand anatomical and physiological issues regarding safety.

Note that Aerial Dance is not meant as an instruction book in choreographing or executing aerial dance moves. No book can ensure safe rigging or keep a dancer from falling. Those who are interested in learning and practicing aerial dance must first find a skilled and experienced teacher. The appendix includes contact information on aerial dancers, teachers, festivals, and aerial dance equipment.

Readers will find great insight and direction from seasoned experts in this innovative dance form. Aerial Dance captures the passion of the genre and helps readers appreciate the creative possibilities it offers.

Book News Annotation:

Aerial dance ventures beyond Peter Pan-style flying. In what is presented as the first book to showcase this new genre, Bernasconi (Air Dance Bernasconi, Baltimore, MD) and Smith (Frequent Flyers Productions, Boulder, CO) trace the roots of its challenging aerial swinging and spinning movements. They address its place in postmodern dance, and related aesthetic and safety issues. The illustrated guide includes views from ten innovative dancers, resources, and a companion DVD-ROM featuring performance clips of leading companies (e.g., Portland, Oregon-based Do Jump!) cross-referenced to critical viewing questions in the text. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Aerial Dance is the first book to showcase this newest dance genre. The book traces the historical roots of this latest art form, which is rapidly gaining in popularity. It also defines its place in the lineage of modern dance and addresses aesthetics, philosophical approaches to teaching, and safety issues. Aerial Dance will be of great interest to all those associated with or attracted to this emerging art form. Whether a novice or professional, a practitioner or educator, they will learn from those who helped shape aerial dance into what it is today. Through this book and DVD package, readers will gain insight from essays written by leading choreographers in the field; gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for aerial dance choreography through Look Up! features that provide cross-references to video performance clips on the 67 minute DVD; and view high-quality photographs that illustrate the origins of aerial dance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780736073967
Author:
Bernasconi, Jayne C
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Author:
Bernasconi, Jayne C.
Author:
Smith, Nancy E.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern dance
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
Dance - History
Subject:
Dance - Reference
Subject:
Dance - Modern
Subject:
Modern dance -- History.
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
141
Dimensions:
10.93x8.53x.39 in. 1.09 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Aerial Dance is the first book to showcase this newest dance genre. The book traces the historical roots of this latest art form, which is rapidly gaining in popularity. It also defines its place in the lineage of modern dance and addresses aesthetics, philosophical approaches to teaching, and safety issues. Aerial Dance will be of great interest to all those associated with or attracted to this emerging art form. Whether a novice or professional, a practitioner or educator, they will learn from those who helped shape aerial dance into what it is today. Through this book and DVD package, readers will gain insight from essays written by leading choreographers in the field; gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for aerial dance choreography through Look Up! features that provide cross-references to video performance clips on the 67 minute DVD; and view high-quality photographs that illustrate the origins of aerial dance.
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