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Dancing for young audiences : a practical guide to creating, managing and marketing a performance company

Author: Ella H Magruder
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
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"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 and organizations to university, high school, studio dance performers"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ella H Magruder
ISBN: 9780786471027 0786471026
OCLC Number: 794708247
Description: viii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. Dreaming and creating --
1. Defining your goals --
2. Choreography that appeals to children (is choreography that appeals to everyone) --
pt. II. Producing --
3. Production : putting the show together --
4. Marketing : don't sell yourself short --
5. Publicity --
6. Finance --
7. Booking --
pt. III. Dancing --
8. Touring : basic equipment, checklist and travel --
9. In the school and theater : check-in, set-up and safety --
10. Good liaisons make good residencies --
11. Teachers who help, teachers who hinder --
12. Arranging and seating audiences --
13. Your performing voice --
14. Performing for an audience : numbers, cautions and facts --
15. Audience participation --
16. Don't be a "drop-in, drop-out" company : master classes, workshops and how to handle them --
17. Assessment and the structure of evaluation : questions to ask yourself and your audience and why --
pt. IV. Dancing their dreams : ten successful national and international dance companies, and interviews with their artistic directors/choreographers --
18. Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern : two guys who dance about math --
19. Plankenkoorts : a "Dutch Treat" trio from the Low Country --
20. Frequent Flyers Productions : soaring through thee air, Rocky Mountain style --
21. Flatfoot Dance Company in KwaZulu-Natal : outreach in South Africa --
22. Peanut Butter and Jelly Dance Company : a sticky Boston quartet named for food --
23. Jasmine Pasch & Phew!!! Arts : London's visionary and her company of art collaborators --
24. Kinnect Dance Company : a university troupe in Utah --
25. CoMotion Dance Project : in motion in Montana --
26. Kaleidoscope : Seattle's rainbow of dancing children --
27. Dance Imagination : creative kids in Canada --
pt. V. Epilogue == 28. "Dancing with the Lettuce Leaf" : things that can happen while touring, with suggestions and advice --
Appendix A. More successful companies --
Appendix B. More dance performing groups : children, professionals and schools --
Appendix C. Websites, resources and publications for dance companies, dancers and dance education.
Responsibility: Ella H. Magruder ; foreword by Lynnette Y. Overby.

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"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 and organizations to university, high school, studio dance performers"--Provided by publisher.

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"Helps dance students, dance companies, and performing arts educators learn how to create, produce, and dance in productions for children"--Reference & Research Book News.

 
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