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The place of dance : a somatic guide to dancing and dance making

Author: Andrea Olsen
Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, 2013.
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Olsen, Andrea.
Place of dance.
Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013024221
(OCoLC)840463197
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Olsen
ISBN: 9780819574060 0819574066
OCLC Number: 864551458
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
Contents: Cover; THE PLACE OF DANCE; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; About This Book; PART 1 MOVING; DAY 1 Basic Concepts Dance is both universal and highly personal.; To Do: Orientation; To Dance: Familiar-Voice Dancing; To Write: Personal Orientation; About the Tonic System; Studio Notes: Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen; DAY 2 Attitudes People have complex views about the dancing body.; To Do: Finding Your Calcaneus; To Dance: Opposite-Voice Dancing; To Write: Why Dance?; Studio Notes: David Dorfman; DAY 3 Flow Flow is our oceanic heritage.; To Do: Rolling and Pouring. To Do: Spherical AwarenessTo Dance: Plumb-Line Falls; To Write: Letting Words Flow; Studio Notes: Kathleen Hermesdorf; DAY 4 Fire Sometimes we need fire.; Bone Marrow; To Do: Vessel Breath; To Dance: Dancing through the Body Systems; To Write: Fire and You; Studio Notes: Caryn McHose; DAY 5 Getting Started You can only dance where you are.; To Do: Three Long Walks; To Dance: Presentations; To Write: Creative Conditions; Studio Notes: Penny Campbell; DAY 6 Training and Technique We train for the unknown.; What I Look for in a Performer (Tamar Rogoff); To Do: Hip Reflex. To Dance: Light-Touch DuetsTo Write: Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses; Studio Notes: Jeanine Durning; DAY 7 Embracing Mystery Dancing involves surrender.; To Do: Breathing Spot; To Do: Three-Part Breath; To Dance: Refreshing What's Needed; To Write: What's Your Experience of Mystery?; Studio Notes: Suprapto Suryodarmo; Being Seen, Being Moved: Authentic Movement and Performance, Part I; DAY 8 Looking Back, Moving Forward Dance history comes in several forms.; To Do: Releasing the Jaw; To Dance: Dance One Artist's Dance; To Write: Your Dance Story; Studio Notes: Nancy Stark Smith. Studio Notes: Teena Marie CusterPART 2 MAKING; DAY 9 Improvising Improvising can be experienced on a continuum.; To Do: Freeing the Girdles; To Dance: Dance Your Partner; To Write: Improvisational Mind; Studio Notes: Lisa Gonzales, Pamela Vail, and Michael Chorney; DAY 10 Composing Composition is arranging.; To Do: Four Movement Qualities; To Dance: Framing; To Dance: Composing with a Group; To Do and Write: Dance-a-Day Notebook; Studio Notes: Jim Coleman; DAY 11 Choreographing Choreography involves the why of a thing.; To Do: Contra-lateral Yield and Push; To Dance: Building Trios. To Write and Do: Concept-Driven DanceStudio Notes: David Dorfman; Studio Notes: John Elder; DAY 12 Visceral Movement How do you know whether you're moving or still?; To Do: Pelvic Floor; To Dance: The Antidote-to-the-Antidote Dance; To Write: Artist's Statement; Studio Notes: Bebe Miller; DAY 13 Rehearsing The most stunning dancing happens in rehearsals.; To Do: Ball of Energy; To Dance: Body-Parts Duets; To Dance: Declarations; To Write: Reviewing Rehearsing; Studio Notes: Peter Schmitz; DAY 14 Sound and Music Ears are always open.; To Do: Resonance; To Dance: Dancing Twelve.
Responsibility: Andrea Olsen, with Caryn McHose.

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"This book provides contemporary dance makers with a guide for developing personal creative process. ... Well-chosen black-and-white photos and illustrations support the text." --S.E. Friedler, Read more...

 
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