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Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance

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Publisher Comments:

Whether used alone or as a companion to Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, which establishes a foundation for the techniques described here, this unique guide shows you how to combine technical expertise with imagery skills to enrich your expressive repertoire.

This versatile text and reference provides 583 imagery exercises designed to improve dance technique, artistic expression, and performance. More than 160 illustrations highlight images and exercises you can put to use immediately in your movements and choreography.

Part I explores using imagery with improvisation. You'll find 195 exercises centered on the body's basic movement images. These improvisational exercises will encourage you to explore new inner landscapes to create and communicate different movement qualities.

Part II provides 314 imagery exercises you can immediately use to improve technique. The book also provides guidelines for applying imagery within the dance class repertoire:

- Floorwork movements- Standing, walking, running- Ballet barre exercises- Swings, arches, spirals- Upper-body gestures- Turns and pirouettes- Jumping- Partnering

Part III provides imagery tools to enhance or prepare for a performance. You'll learn how to use imagery to convey information about steps and to clarify the intent and content of a movement. In addition, you'll find 40 imagery exercises that focus on active imagination and symbolism, the performance environment, and the audience in the creative process.

Part IV presents 34 exercises to help restore and regenerate the body through guided imagery used with massage and touch. The book details the ideokinetic constructive rest position and Sweigard's nine lines of action.

With Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, you'll discover how to use the power of your imagination to enhance performances.

Book News Annotation:

A guide to combining technical expertise with imagery skills, providing dancers, teachers, and choreographers with some 500 imagery exercises designed to improve dance technique, artistic expression, and performance. Part I offers exercises centered on the body's basic movement images. Parts II and III provide exercises for specific dance class elements and for enhancing performance. Part IV presents exercises to help regenerate the body through massage and touch. Includes b&w photos and illustrations.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This reference text provides 574 imagery exercises designed to improve dance technique, artistic expression, and performance.

Synopsis:

This versatile text and reference provides 583 imagery exercises designed to improve dance technique, artistic expression, and performance. With Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, you'll explore imagery through 195 improvisational exercises designed to create and communicate different movements; find 314 imagery exercises you can apply during dance class to improve technique; learn how to use imagery to convey information about steps and to clarify the intent and content of a movement; and discover 34 imagery exercises to restore and regenerate the body through massage, touch, and stretching.

Synopsis:

These 583 imagery exercises help dancers combine technical expertise with imagery skills to enrich their expressive repertoires.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-250) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780873229432
Author:
Franklin, Eric
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Author:
Franklin, Eric N.
Location:
Champaign, IL :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Dancing
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
Choreography
Subject:
Dance - Choreography
Subject:
Imagery
Subject:
Improvisation in dance.
Subject:
Imagery (psychology)
Subject:
Dance-Choreography and Production
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
103-383
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
10.96x8.51x.68 in. 1.70 lbs.
Age Level:
14-22

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Dance » Choreography and Production
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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by , This reference text provides 574 imagery exercises designed to improve dance technique, artistic expression, and performance.
"Synopsis" by , This versatile text and reference provides 583 imagery exercises designed to improve dance technique, artistic expression, and performance. With Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, you'll explore imagery through 195 improvisational exercises designed to create and communicate different movements; find 314 imagery exercises you can apply during dance class to improve technique; learn how to use imagery to convey information about steps and to clarify the intent and content of a movement; and discover 34 imagery exercises to restore and regenerate the body through massage, touch, and stretching.
"Synopsis" by , These 583 imagery exercises help dancers combine technical expertise with imagery skills to enrich their expressive repertoires.
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