Choreography and the Specific Image

This is the first book to approach choreography through content rather than structure.

Choreography and the Specific Image

Author: Daniel Nagrin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822972255

Page: 274

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Spiced with wit and strong opinions, the third installment in Daniel Nagrin's trilogy explores the art of choreography through the life's work of an important artist. This is the first book to approach choreography through content rather than structure.

Dance and the Specific Image

with impatience for some young choreographer to read those pages and be ... roam over the given area of interest until one specific image asserts itself .

Dance and the Specific Image

Author: Daniel Nagrin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 223

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"The honesty, energy, and directness that have characterized the author's distinguished performing, teaching, and directing career are apparent throughout this new book". Choice

Contemporary Choreography

fostering the development of aspiring choreographers – those who will become sympathetic to ... Nagrin, D. (1994) Dance and the Specific Image, Pittsburgh, ...

Contemporary Choreography

Author: Jo Butterworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136447490

Page: 458

View: 145

This innovative text provides a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and traditional understandings of dance making. Contemporary Choreography features contributions by practitioners and researchers from Europe, America, Africa, Australasia and the Asia-Pacific region, investigating the field in six broad domains: • Conceptual and philosophic concerns • Educational settings • Communities • Changing aesthetics • Intercultural choreography • Choreography’s relationships with other disciplines By capturing the essence and progress of choreography in the twenty-first century this reader supports and encourages rigorous thinking and research for future generations of dance practitioners and scholars.

Dancefilm

The book also sets out to examine and rethink the parameters of dancefilm and thereby re-conceive the relations between dance and cinema.

Dancefilm

Author: Erin Brannigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199887880

Page: 240

View: 246

Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image examines the choreographic in cinema - the way choreographic elements inform cinematic operations in dancefilm. It traces the history of the form from some of its earliest manifestations in the silent film era, through the historic avant-garde, musicals and music videos to contemporary experimental short dancefilms. In so doing it also examines some of the most significant collaborations between dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers. The book also sets out to examine and rethink the parameters of dancefilm and thereby re-conceive the relations between dance and cinema. Dancefilm is understood as a modality that challenges familiar models of cinematic motion through its relation to the body, movement and time, instigating new categories of filmic performance and creating spectatorial experiences that are grounded in the somatic. Drawing on debates in both film theory (in particular ideas of gesture, the close up, and affect) and dance theory (concepts such as radical phrasing, the gestural anacrusis and somatic intelligence) and bringing these two fields into dialogue, the book argues that the combination of dance and film produces cine-choreographic practices that are specific to the dancefilm form. The book thus presents new models of cinematic movement that are both historically informed and thoroughly interdisciplinary.

The Six Questions

Writing in Dance Research Journal, Joellen A. Meglin of Temple University called The Six Questions, "a nerve-hitting, nitty-gritty, accept-nothing-bogus, action-painted account of the dance performance process based on a lifetime of ...

The Six Questions

Author: Daniel Nagrin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 082297178X

Page: 240

View: 932

Writing in Dance Research Journal, Joellen A. Meglin of Temple University called The Six Questions, "a nerve-hitting, nitty-gritty, accept-nothing-bogus, action-painted account of the dance performance process based on a lifetime of creative performance, choreography, and teaching." Nagrin's second volume focuses on the theory of acting technique for dance performance and includes a workbook of exercises.

Beginning Modern Dance

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Beginning Modern Dance

Author: Miriam Giguere

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492583472

Page: 176

View: 999

Beginning Modern Dance text and web resource introduce undergraduate and high school students to modern dance as a performing art through participation, appreciation, and academic study in the dance technique course. In the book, 50 photos with concise descriptions support students in learning beginning modern dance technique and in creating short choreographic or improvisational studies. For those new to modern dance, the book provides a friendly orientation on the structure of a modern dance technique class and includes information regarding class expectations, etiquette, and appropriate attire. Students also learn how to prepare mentally and physically for class, maintain proper nutrition and hydration, and avoid injury. Beginning Modern Dance supports students in understanding modern dance as a performing art and as a medium for artistic expression. The text presents the styles of modern dance artists Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey and José Limón, Katherine Dunham, Lester Horton, and Merce Cunningham along with an introduction to eclectic modern dance style. Chapters help students begin to identify elements of modern dance as they learn, view, and respond to dance choreography and performance. The accompanying web resource offers 38 interactive video clips and photos of dance technique to support learning and practice. In addition, e-journal and self-reflection assignments, performance critiques, and quizzes in the web resource help students develop their knowledge of modern dance as both performers and viewers. Through modern dance, students learn new movement vocabularies and explore their unique and personal artistry in response to their world. Beginning Modern Dance text and web resource support your students in their experience of this unique and dynamic genre of dance. Beginning Modern Dance is a part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series includes resources for modern dance, ballet, and tap dance that support introductory dance technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text includes a web resource offering video clips of dance instruction, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a guide to learning, performing, and viewing dance.

Creativity Across Domains

Choreography and the specific image. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). (2003).

Creativity Across Domains

Author: Associate Professor of Psychology James C Kaufman, PhD

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135621551

Page: 304

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Creativity Across Domains: Faces of the Muse sorts through the sometimes-confusing theoretical diversity that domain specificity has spawned. It also brings together writers who have studied creative thinkers in different areas, such as the various arts, sciences, and communication/leadership. Each contributor explains what is known about the cognitive processes, ways of conceptualizing and solving problems, personality and motivational attributes, guiding metaphors, and work habits or styles that best characterize creative people within the domain he or she has investigated. In addition, this book features: *an examination of how creativity is similar and different in diverse domains; *chapters written by an expert on creativity in the domain about which he or she is writing; *a chapter on creativity in psychology which examines patterns of performance leading to creative eminence in different areas of psychology; and *a final chapter proposing a new theory of creativity--the Amusement Park Theoretical Model. This book appeals to creativity researchers and students of creativity; cognitive, education, social, and developmental psychologists; and educated laypeople interested in exploring their own creativity.

Teaching Dance Studies

Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation. 2nd edition. Champaign, 111.: Human Kinetics, 1991. Nagrin, Daniel. Dance and the Specific Image: ...

Teaching Dance Studies

Author: Judith Chazin-Bennahum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134947542

Page: 252

View: 281

Teaching Dance Studies is a practical guide, written by college professors and dancers/choreographers active in the field, introducing key issues in dance pedagogy. Many young people graduating from universities with degrees – either PhDs or MFAs – desire to teach dance, either in college settings or at local dance schools. This collection covers all areas of dance education, including improvisation/choreography; movement analysis; anthropology; theory; music for dance; dance on film; kinesiology/injury prevention; notation; history; archiving; and criticism. Among the contributors included in the volume are: Bill Evans, writing on movement analysis; Susan Foster on dance theory; Ilene Fox on notation; Linda Tomko addresses new approaches to teaching the history of all types of dance; and Elizabeth Aldrich writing on archiving.

Choreography

Finishing touches Choreographers must learn to look at the total picture that is ... It might even be helpful to keep a record of specific images in your ...

Choreography

Author: Sandra Cerny Minton

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736064767

Page: 164

View: 921

Minton shows how to solve common choreography problems, design and shape movements into a dance, and organise a dance concert. She addresses some of the National Dance Content Standards, and features movement exploration exercises.

The Motional Improvisation of Al Wunder

The Returns of Alwin Nikolais: Bodies, Boundaries and the Dance Canon. ... Choreography and the Specific Image: Nineteen Essays and a Workbook.

The Motional Improvisation of Al Wunder

Author: H.R. Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351587978

Page: 186

View: 845

The Motional Improvisation of Al Wunder takes readers on a journey through the life history, creative genealogies and unique working processes of one of the master teachers of Euro-American postmodern movement-based improvisational performance who has, until now, received scant critical attention. The book offers a long overdue examination of the significant impact made by an important figure on grassroots movement-based improvisational performance in 1960s/1970s America and in Australia from the 1980s onwards. It revisits the work of groundbreaking New York choreographer Alwin Nikolais, with whom Wunder trained and for whom he later taught in the 1960s; covers collaborations with founders of ‘Action Theater’ Ruth Zaporah and ‘Motivity Aerial Dance’ Terry Sendgraff as part of the explosion of improvisation in San Francisco in the 1970s and tracks the consolidation of a unique pedagogy that would see hundreds of students learn how to map their performative creativity in Melbourne from the 1980s onwards. It conducts a fascinating investigation into the wellsprings of Wunder’s approach to improvised performance as an end in itself, covering teaching innovations such as his use of the Hum Drum, positive feedback, personal power sources and articulators. It includes valuable contributions from a number of ex-students and established Australian artists in dance, music and visual art who share the profound impact Wunder has made on their creative practices. This book will be a valuable resource to movement/dance improvisation students and teachers at undergraduate and postgraduate level and independent artists drawn to movement improvisation as performance.

Creative Dance for All Ages

Start with the concept, then add a variety of images. For example, say, “Can you dance ... will understand how the dance concepts create specific images.

Creative Dance for All Ages

Author: Anne Green Gilbert

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492584673

Page: 376

View: 589

Creative Dance for All Ages, Second Edition, has had a long history of providing a dance curriculum to teachers and students preparing to teach creative dance. Author Anne Gilbert demystifies expectations when teaching creative dance and provides the theory, methods, and lesson ideas for success in a variety of settings and with students of all ages. This one-stop resource offers dance teachers everything they need, including a sequential curriculum, lesson plans, instructional strategies, assessment, and other forms. It’s like having a seasoned dance teacher at your side offering inspiration and guidance all year long. Internationally recognized master teacher and author Anne Gilbert Green presents creative dance for everyone and tips on meeting the challenges of teaching it. She offers a complete package for teaching creative dance that includes the theory, methodology, and lesson plans for various age groups that can be used in a variety of settings. Gilbert also offers an entire dance curriculum for sequential teaching and learning. The second edition of her classic text has been revised, reorganized, and updated to meet all the needs of dance teachers. The second edition of Creative Dance for All Ages includes these new features: • An easy-to-navigate format helps you quickly access the material and find lesson planning and assessment tools. • Content reflects changes in the field of dance education to put you on the cutting edge. • Forty age-appropriate and brain-compatible lesson plans are accessible through the web resource, which save prep time and help ensure compliance with the latest standards. • Five downloadable video clips demonstrate the lesson plans and teaching strategies and how to put them to work in the classroom. • Suggestions for modifying lessons help you include students of all abilities. • Eight assessment forms and curriculum planning templates are adaptable to your needs. If you’re a novice teacher, the book also contains these features to ensure effective instruction: • The same conceptual approach to teaching dance was used in the first edition. • A sequential dance curriculum helps you systematically cover a 10-week quarter or 16-week semester. • Class management tips put you in control from the first day. Creative Dance for All Ages, Second Edition, is an unparalleled resource for dance educators who are looking for a conceptual creative dance curriculum that will support teaching to learners of all ages. Whether in a studio, company, recreational, or educational setting, you will discover a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to teaching dance, emphasizing the how as much as the why.

Choreography 4E

Choreographers must learn to look at the total picture created in their work. ... It might even be helpful to keep a record of specific images [mental ...

Choreography  4E

Author: Minton, Sandra Cerny

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492540129

Page: 200

View: 926

Choreography has been thoroughly updated to help students develop their skills in each step of the choreographic experience, from finding an idea to staging the performance. The text comes with a new web resource that offers video clips and supplemental learning activities.

Language Image Action

The first stage of this work involved researching different multimedia artists and choreographers to have explored similar terrain. I then developed movement material and text scores directly derived from my dancers' personal stories.

Language  Image  Action

Author: Michelle Rose

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 108

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Dance Composition Basics

The DVD documents each choreographic operation and allows students to observe a direct relationship between the activities in the dance composition classroom and current practice in the profession of dance.

Dance Composition Basics

Author: Pamela Sofras

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736055321

Page: 163

View: 552

The DVD documents each choreographic operation and allows students to observe a direct relationship between the activities in the dance composition classroom and current practice in the profession of dance.

Landscape of the Now

... Zaporah North Atlantic Books Dance and the Specific Image: Improvisation (1994) Daniel Nagrin University of Pittsburgh Press Sharing the Dance: Contact ...

Landscape of the Now

Author: Kent De Spain

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199988285

Page: 336

View: 570

In Landscape of the Now, author Kent De Spain takes readers on a deep journey into the underlying processes and structures of postmodern movement improvisation. Based on a series of interviews with master teachers who have developed unique approaches that are taught around the world - Steve Paxton, Simone Forti, Lisa Nelson, Deborah Hay, Nancy Stark Smith, Barbara Dilley, Anna Halprin, and Ruth Zaporah - this book offers the rare opportunity to find some clarity in what is often a complex and confusing experience. After more than 20 years of research, De Spain has created an extensive list of questions that explore issues that arise for the improviser in practice and performance as well as resources that influence movements and choices. Answers to these questions are placed side by side to create dialog and depth of understanding, and to see the range of possible approaches experienced improvisers might explore. In its nineteen chapters, Landscape of the Now delves into issues like the influence of an audience on an improviser's choices or how performers "track" and use their experience of the moment. The book also looks at the role of cognitive skills, memory, space, emotion, and the senses. One chapter offers a rare opportunity for an honest discussion of the role of various forms of spirituality in what is seen as a secular dance form. Whether read from cover to cover or pulled apart and explored a subject at a time, Landscape of the Now offers the reader a kind of map into the mysterious realm of human creativity, and the wisdom and experience of artists who have spent a lifetime exploring it.

The Intimate Act Of Choreography

Imagery An image may be private or universal, charged with emotional, visual, metaphorical, or ideational overtones or not. While being quite specific, ...

The Intimate Act Of Choreography

Author: Lynne Anne Blom

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822971313

Page: 256

View: 629

A comprehensive book that covers all aspects of choreography from the most fundamental techniques to highly sophisticated artistic concerns. The Intimate Act of Choreography presents the what and how of choreography in a workable format that begins with basics- - time, space, force -- and moves on to the more complex issues faced by the intermediate and advanced choreographer -- form, style, abstraction, compositional structures, and choreographic devices. The format of the book evolved from the idea that improvisation is a good way to learn choreography. This approach is in harmony with widely accepted dance philosophies that value the unique quality of each individual’s creativity. After discussing a concept, the authors provide improvisations, and choreographic studies that give the student a physical experience of that concept. The language is stimulating an innovative, rich in visual images that will challenge the choreographer to explore new directions in movement. The book is for serious dance students and professionals who are interested in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the art, dancers who are just starting to choreograph, and teachers who are seeking fresh ideas and new approaches to use with young choreographers. (A Teacher’s Addendum offers suggestions on how to use the material in the classroom.) It is a guide, a text, and an extensive resource of every choreographic concept central to the art form.

The Choreography of Antony Tudor

This second song in Elegies presents a picture of a relationship ... and the non-gender-specific images of subjectivity that, 276 THE CHOREOGRAPHY OF ANTONY ...

The Choreography of Antony Tudor

Author: Rachel S. Chamberlain Duerden

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639481

Page: 329

View: 509

The Choreography of Antony Tudor: Focus on Four Ballets presents both an analytical overview of the ballets created for the stage by Antony Tudor and an in-depth critical analysis of four key works: Jardin aux Lilas (1936), Dark Elegies (1937), Pillar of Fire (1942), and The Leaves Are Fading (1975). Tudor was a British choreographer who spent a large part of his working life in the United States, and although he was not prolific in his output, his works include several masterpieces of twentieth-century ballet repertoire. Characteristic of his work is an exceptionally creative and sensitive relationship of choreography with music, a relationship different from that developed by his equally musical contemporary, George Balanchine, in that it privileges subtle layers of dramatic, often psychological, exposition as well as complex mythmical structures. Tudor's ballets invariably involve a psychological human dimension, even when there is no story as such, and it is these two strands - the musical and the dramatic - that the choreographer exploits with consummate skill in the best of his work.

The Dance of Leadership The Art of Leading in Business Government and Society

Dancer and choreographer Daniel Nagrin ... Nagrin, Choreography andthe Specific Image, p. 40. Dancer and choreographer Charles Weidman .

The Dance of Leadership  The Art of Leading in Business  Government  and Society

Author: Janet V Denhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457609

Page: 208

View: 334

Most successful leaders know that leadership is an art, not a science. They recognize that beyond all the sophisticated systems and theories, the strategies and tactics, leadership is ultimately about intangible things such as timing, intuition, and passion This book shows how successful leaders can master the artistic aspects of their work. It guides readers to the ways that the leadership can be practiced and learned. "The Dance of Leadership" explores the art of leadership by examining the perspectives, training, and insights of artists, most particularly in the fields of music and dance. The authors look at how these people learn their craft, practice their skills, and attain mastery of their art. Then they adapt these lessons from the arts to the experiences of successful leaders in all fields. This book incorporates in-depth interviews with some of the world's premier artists and writers, as well as dozens of leader business, government, the military, and sports. The result is a book that celebrates the art of leadership - but an art that can learned, developed, and practiced.

Dance and Choreography

Provides information on dance auditioning, rehearsing, and performing and includes tips and advice for choreographing a musical.

Dance and Choreography

Author: Michael Joosten

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1435852613

Page: 64

View: 245

Provides information on dance auditioning, rehearsing, and performing and includes tips and advice for choreographing a musical.

The Six Questions

The term specific image was the keynote of my previous book Dance and the Specific Image : Improvisation ( Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press ...

The Six Questions

Author: Daniel Nagrin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 221

View: 969

Writing in Dance Research Journal, Joellen A. Meglin of Temple University called The Six Questions, "a nerve-hitting, nitty-gritty, accept-nothing-bogus, action-painted account of the dance performance process based on a lifetime of creative performance, choreography, and teaching." Nagrin's second volume focuses on the theory of acting technique for dance performance and includes a workbook of exercises.