Nonficionado Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | May 11, 2015

    Heidi Pitlor: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Heidi Pitlor



    Describe your latest book. My novel, The Daylight Marriage, is about a wife and mother who goes missing one day. The narrative alternates between... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$27.50
List price: $47.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Partner Warehouse Dance- General

More copies of this ISBN

Choreographing From Within: Developing the Habit of Inquiry As an Artist (10 Edition)

by

Choreographing From Within: Developing the Habit of Inquiry As an Artist (10 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

One school of thought regarding choreography says to teach only the rules of fundamental design and form and have students create from formulas. Another school of thought eschews the fundamentals and focuses on creativity.

Author Diana Green espouses both theories and blends them beautifully in Choreographing From Within: Developing a Habit of Inquiry as an Artist. Her approach to integrating the art and craft of choreography grounds students in the fundamentals and takes the fear out of creativity.

Green uses an inquiry-based approach to engage students, placing them at the center of the learning and allowing for multiple pathways of learning. Rather than present a cookbook approach with recipes to follow, Green offers a thorough understanding of the medium, provides examples, and allows students to learn, explore, and create based on their own unique styles.

Choreographing From Withinwill help students

- learn to create movement that originates from a specific intent,

- understand the elements of choreography,

- synthesize those elements through a series of exercises in which they are given explicit instruction, and

- break formulaic boundaries as they create their own dances.

The text contains assignments that reinforce the concepts the students learn in each chapter (including the elements of energy, space, time, and quality; partnering; transitions; and formulas). Each choreographic concept is explored through warm-up exercises, moves on to improvisations, and then focuses on students' discovery through reflective questioning, discussions, and short movement studies. The text provides tools for students and their instructors to evaluate and document their progress through class critiques, journal writing, rubrics, digital portfolios, and critical thinking essays. Students can retest their discoveries by completing exercises that focus on breaking the rules they learned. In this way, each student is encouraged to develop a unique creative style to be used in his or her own finished work, be it for solo, duet, or small-group choreography.

Part I focuses on the process of choreography and how to be intentionally creative. Part II introduces students to the elements of movement, helping them to analyze the separate elements before they learn to synthesize them in part III, where music is added. Students also learn how to apply transitions in their work, use formulas to manipulate movement, and explore with props and various numbers of dancers. Finally, in part IV, students begin planning finished pieces of choreography using methods of refining and forming.

The book's dynamic photos illustrate the concepts covered in the book, helping to shape students' awareness and inspire them in their own creations. Because the text is designed for use with all dance techniques, the glossary terms clarify communication across various dance styles.

Choreographing From Withinhelps students find the unique artist within themselves. That unique artist springs from the inquiry-based approach that puts students in the driver's seat and provides numerous pathways and tools for them to develop their abilities to their fullest.

Synopsis:

"Choreographing From Within: Developing a Habit of Inquiry as an Artist" presents an inquiry-based approach to creating movement. Students explore the elements of energy, space, and time; discover how to synthesize those concepts using music, transitions, and formulas; and experiment with discoveries to find the unique artist within themselves.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780736076197
Author:
Green, Diana F.
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Photographer:
Julian
Subject:
Creative ability -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Educational Psychology
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Education-General
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
305
Dimensions:
10.90x8.40x1.00 in. 1.90 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Dance Improvisations Used Trade Paper $12.95
  2. Inside Tap Used Trade Paper $10.50
  3. Dancing in Your School: A Guide for... New Trade Paper $34.95
  4. Teaching Dance as Art in Education New Hardcover $84.50
  5. Dance Composition 5TH Edition New Trade Paper $33.95

Related Subjects

» Arts and Entertainment » Dance » General
» Education » General
» Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General

Choreographing From Within: Developing the Habit of Inquiry As an Artist (10 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$27.50 In Stock
Product details 305 pages Human Kinetics Publishers - English 9780736076197 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Choreographing From Within: Developing a Habit of Inquiry as an Artist" presents an inquiry-based approach to creating movement. Students explore the elements of energy, space, and time; discover how to synthesize those concepts using music, transitions, and formulas; and experiment with discoveries to find the unique artist within themselves.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.