Synopses & Reviews
Featuring 63 movement exploration exercises, this guide appeals to dance enthusiasts of all levels and interests -- ballet, jazz, modern, tap, aerobics classes, drills teams, and cheerleading squads.
Featuring movement exploration exercises that illustrate choreographic principles, this text shows how to solve common choreography problems, design and shape movements, and organize dance performances. It also addresses how to understand choreographic principles and use critical thinking skills.
Whatever your dance background or choreographic interest, this book shows you how to solve common choreography problems, design and shape movements into a dance, organize a dance concert, and observe a finished dance. The book features 63 movement exploration exercises and takes you from dance making to preparing for a performance. More than 56 photographs highlight and clarify important concepts. This second edition also includes these helpful features that will guide you through the entire choreographic process: movement exploration and improvisation exercises; ideas for organizing rehearsal schedules; suggestions for blocking, costuming, and lighting; sources for music and equipment; tips for selecting accompaniment; additional information on choreography and dance production; and forms and checklists. Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation also addresses three of the seven National Dance Content Standards: understanding choreographic principles, creating and communicating meaning, and using critical and creative thinking skills. You'll develop your skills in these areas and learn how to put the standards into practice.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-120) and index.