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Dance Composition Basics


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Dance Composition Basics by Pamela Anderson Sofras
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This book is ideal for courses in dance composition and for teachers of movement and dance. It introduces the principles of dance composition to students, with emphasis on the creation and performance of solo, duet, trio and group dances. This DVD follows the creative process of two selected choreographers, Alonzo King and Dwight Rhoden, breaking the composition down into sequences to show how each choreographic stage helps to develop a finished dance piece. The ideas in the book can be used to teach with any style of dance, from ballet through to modern and jazz dance.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Body: Exploring the Ways We Move; Chapter 2: Space: Exploring the Expanse We Move In; Chapter 3: Time: Exploring Tempo; Chapter 4: Energy: Force Generating Movement; Chapter 5: Choreographic Devices.

Author Biography

Pamela Anderson Sofras has been teaching dance at university level for over thirty years. She is currently a professor of dance at The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, she also regularly presents professional development workshops in dance for teaching artists and dance teachers.
Release date NZ
February 28th, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
New title
13 illustrations, 46 photos
Human Kinetics Europe Ltd
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