How to Dress Dancers

This well-illustrated book shows how to start making costumes for dancers.

How to Dress Dancers

Author: Mary Kent Harrison

Publisher: Dance Books Limited

ISBN: 9781852730666

Page: 143

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Costumes for dancers have exacting requirements. They have to look the part but let the dancers move freely. They need to be strong enough to cope with the wear and tear of performances and stresses that dance can place on seams and darts, and yet be light enough to flow well and to allow the dancer to move and breathe. This well-illustrated book shows how to start making costumes for dancers. The author looks at different styles, cuts and materials that can be used, and shows how costume sketches can be translated into actual garments to suit the dancer's needs.

How to Dress Dancers

Danes DRESS Costuming Techniques for Dance Mary Kent Harrison
Performance time looms around the corner . The basic romantic tutu " Swan Lake
" type You've already decided not to give in to the lure of mail - order costumes .
But how ...

How to Dress Dancers

Author: Mary Kent Harrison

Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub

ISBN: 9780871272089

Page: 144

View: 477

Geared for costuming dancers, this book includes more than 400 line drawings that demonstrate how to make a costume from a sketch rather than a pattern. Detailed instructions for making classical and romantic tutus, bodices, blouses, costumes for men, tights, leotards and skirts are presented, along with designs for character, national, and period costumes. Directions for headdresses, props, decorations, and ornaments are also included.

What is Dance

In fact, he accurately anticipates what Lincoln Kirstein would later write about
Balanchine: "He has not been troubled how to dress dancers, but to undress
them so their nudity is most intelligible. It almost amounts to an anti-theatrical bias
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What is Dance

Author: Roger Copeland

Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195031970

Page: 582

View: 357

Essays explore the nature of the art of dance, discuss the development of dancing styles, and examine the role of dance in society

Inspired to Dance

You need this key information in order to determine how to dress, what your
overall look should be and what shoes to wear. As for the shoes, bring them all:
heels, dance sneakers, tap shoes, ballet slippers, point shoes, and jazz shoes;
you ...

Inspired to Dance

Author: Mande Dagenais

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450201830

Page: 260

View: 693

Details the entire process of how to become a dancer. Based on more than twenty-five years of experience in the performing arts as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, director, and producer, Mande shares her vast knowledge and experience. This definitive and comprehensive guide teaches the ins and outs of show business: how to get the most out of your training; audition dos and don'ts; where and how to find work; managing the business aspect of your talent; how to sustain longevity in your career.--Publisher's description.

Underground Dance Masters Final History of a Forgotten Era

He began to dress like these three dancers because he felt he had to be like
them. “The first time those three took me to a dance contest, that's when they
pushed me to enter with them. It was a type of dance contest where they would
remove ...

Underground Dance Masters  Final History of a Forgotten Era

Author: Thomas Guzman-Sanchez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386935

Page: 169

View: 994

This book is a comprehensive, historical bible on the subject of urban street dance and its influence on modern dance, hip hop, and pop culture. • Includes coverage of all of the major players in urban dance • Places current dance phenomena—from the moves of Usher to the choreography of High School Musical—in a historical context that stretches half a century • Includes interviews and photos to further bring the rich history of urban dance to life

Theory and Practice in Eighteenth Century Dance

The dancers should be dressed in keeping with their rank, and in such a manner
that they do not incur the displeasure of ... It is concerned primarily with knowing
how to dress appropriately to one's station and the circumstances of the dance ...

Theory and Practice in Eighteenth Century Dance

Author: Tilden Russell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611496624

Page: 250

View: 762

During the first two decades of the eighteenth century, two evolving dance-historical realms intersected—theory and practice. While the French produced works on notation, choreography, and repertoire, German dance writers responded with an important body of work on dance theory. This book examines the reception of French dance in Germany.

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet

The ballet dancer is defined and given meaning by modifications, especially in
the ballet world, where clothes are predetermined by the art form and are
assigned to each person who wears them. As a verb, “dress” indicates the
process of ...

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet

Author: Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190871512

Page: 848

View: 412

In distinction to many extant histories of ballet, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet prioritizes connections between ballet communities as it interweaves chapters by scholars, critics, choreographers, and working professional dancers. The book looks at the many ways ballet functions as a global practice in the 21st century, providing new perspectives on ballet's past, present, and future. As an effort to dismantle the linearity of academic canons, the fifty-three chapters within provide multiple entry points for readers to engage in balletic discourse. With an emphasis on composition and process alongside dances created, and the assertion that contemporary ballet is a definitive era, the book carves out space for critical inquiry. Many of the chapters consider whether or not ballet can reconcile its past and actually become present, while others see ballet as flexible and willing to be remolded at the hands of those with tools to do so.

Learning about Dance

An Introduction to Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment Nora Ambrosio.
Dance in World ... Theatre in the East : A Survey of Asian Dance and Drama . NY
: Grove ... How to Dress Dancers : Costuming Techniques for Dance . Pennington
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Learning about Dance

Author: Nora Ambrosio

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780787264215

Page: 170

View: 476

I See America Dancing

Grass Dancing is also an outgrowth of an older warrior society and is Lakota in
origin . In this form the dancers wear outfits lined with yarn of chainette fringe to
symbolize grass and dance with a swaying motion , metaphorically flattening the
 ...

I See America Dancing

Author: Maureen Needham

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 248

View: 857

Collects articles and essays from dancers and enthusiasts about dancing as an art form, and includes commentary on styles such as Native American pow-wow, Congo Square, and ballet.

Attitudes Arabesques

Hightstown , N . J . : A Dance Horizons Book / Princeton Book Company ,
Publishers , 1999 . 179 pp . Illustrated with drawings ... 2314 or fax 0171 497
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Don ts for Dancers

Following hot on the heels of the best-selling Don'ts for Husbands, Don'ts for Wives and Don'ts for Golfers this facsimile copy of the original edition contains everything you ever needed to know, from what to wear at a fancy dress party to ...

Don ts for Dancers

Author: Karsinova,

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408145367

Page: 80

View: 154

Following hot on the heels of the best-selling Don'ts for Husbands, Don'ts for Wives and Don'ts for Golfers this facsimile copy of the original edition contains everything you ever needed to know, from what to wear at a fancy dress party to how to hold your partner during a slow dance. Advice we should all follow: "Don't be a martyr to your feet" "Don't dance with bent knees. Bent knees suggest an ancient cab-horse on its last pathetic stagger or a performing chimpanzee gyrating around its keeper" "Don't disguise yourself as a "Lohengrin" if you happen to be short and stout. This sort of thing is excusable only in an operatic tenor" "Don't straddle" "Don't, Miss Shingled, Bingled or Bobbed, please don't comb your hair in public! It is a habit that is fast gaining ground but it is a deplorable habit. A few minutes reflection will, I am sure, convert you to the masculine point of view - it is a disgusting habit"

How to Make it in Musicals

The Insider's Guide to a Career as a Singer-dancer Michael Allen. NY
SHAKESPEARE ... For example , if you ' re auditioning for Rent , you don ' t want
to wear dance clothes — they ' re not right for the type of performer they ' re
looking for .

How to Make it in Musicals

Author: Michael Allen

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN:

Page: 246

View: 723

The author starts with the very basics and guides the performer (and also the parents of the youngest beginners) through every aspect of the training and career development needed to bring the curtain up on a life of performing. Drawing on the expertise of dozens of show business professionals, theis manual gives you advice and guidance on: vocal training -- finding a good dance studio -- learning to act -- promoting yourself -- the performing unions -- contracts -- agents, managers, and casting directors -- starting out in paying jobs -- working in New York and overseas -- auditioning.

Dancing Times

P & P B. A discussion of the art and science of teaching dance with specific
guidelines for novices and professionals . Illustrated ... P & P B. A guide to
technique and practice in class and costumes what to wear and how to make it .
Paperback ...

Dancing Times

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Square Dance

Name withheld by request DRESS FOR THE DANCE " Clothes make the man . "
Whether you agree or disagree with this generally accepted rhetoric , it is
extremely interesting to apply the basic theory to our wonderful world of square
dancing ...

Square Dance

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The Gods Come Dancing

Thus, the narrator, whose hands are free, will often tie somebody's obi while
chanting his narration, and the dressing dancers will participate in the chanting
and singing of the shamon or kami uta. Anybody whose hands are free will
prepare ...

The Gods Come Dancing

Author: Irit Averbuch

Publisher: Cornell Univ East Asia Program

ISBN:

Page: 326

View: 968