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Awareness and Creativity Leah Bartal, Nira Ne'eman
: This title explores the entire gamut of the body's potential for
creative movement. Dancers, actors, teachers and therapists should
find it inspiring; parents and teachers should discover new worlds
of the imagination. The authors believe that the motion of the body
is as important an instrument of creativity as literature, art,
drama or music.
Technique and Injury Prevention Justin Howse,
Belly Dancing: The Art of Becoming a Woman Rosina
Fawzia Al-Rawi : "A young Arab girl tells her story as she
is initiated into womanhood and gives at the same time a history
of the dance that is known to us as 'bellydancing'."
Pointe Book: Shoes Training and Technique Janice
Barringer : Studies the development of pointe shoes and the technique
of pointe dancing...
Ballet Technique Gretchen Ward Warren, Susan
Cook (Illustrator) : In more than 2600 photographs, professional
dancers (from such companies as the American Ballet Theatre and
the Jaffrey Ballet) demonstrate in sequence every movement in the
classical repertoire, from the most basic to the most advanced.
Oxford Dictionary of Dance (Oxford Paperback Reference) Debra
Craine, Judith Mackrell : provides the information necessary for
anyone interested in dance to navigate the diverse modern dance
scene : "With an emphasis on performance - readers will find
both fact and analysis on a wide range of subjects from dancers
and choreographers to dance styles and technical terms".
Hawkins Modern Dance Technique Renata
Celichowska, Erick Hawkins
Belly Dancing for Older Women Zaida, Phoebe K.
Tap: Technique and Improvisation for Today's Tap Dancer Anita
Stories of the Great Ballets (A Doubleday Dolphin Book) George
Balanchine : introduces and presents the stoylines and backgrounds
of classical and contemporary works performed by international companies.
Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance: Awakening Spirituality Through Movement
and Ritual Iris J. Stewart : exploration of women's
spirituality through a study of dance
Mastering Movement: Understanding Laban John
Hodgson : A study of the work of the European choreographer and
pioneer of dance notation, Rudolf Laban (1879-1958), examining the
many strands of his thinking and its application
Six Questions: Acting Technique for Dance Performance Daniel
Nagrin : "First examining the personal essentials demanded
by dance, this book then looks at the pitfalls inherent in the act
of performing. It asks questions about the essence of dance, going
on to the tools required for roles, with the sixth question being
the performance itself."
and Kinesiology for Ballet Teachers Eivind Thomasen,
Technique for Children Mary Joyce : A guide to
show teachers how to help children explore their movements, stimulate
their minds and enliven their spirits.
Dance: American Style - Smooth, Rhythm, Latin Shirley
Rushing, Patrick McMillan
A Basic Approach Using Improvisation Sandra Cerny
Minton : "Featuring movement exploration exercises that illustrate
choreographic principles, this text shows how to solve common choreography
problems, design and shape movements, and organize dance performances.
It also addresses how to understand choreographic principles and
use critical thinking skills"
Ballet Technique: Separating Fact from Fiction in the Ballet Class Grieg
Ballet and Modern Dance (World of Art) Susan
into Jazz: The Basics and Beyond for the Jazz Dance Student
Minda Goodman Kraines, Esther Pryor : Jump
into Jazz provides students with well-illustrated descriptions
of all basic jazz steps and movements and valuable information on
alignment, improvisation, injury prevention, nutrition and fitness,
and history of jazz dance.
101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving the Ballet Robert
Greskovic : "everything a novice needs to know to watch and
enjoy ballet" but also enough to interest someone with a stronger
knowledge of dance. Includes a 300-year history of the dance form,
an extensive look at fourteen popular and important ballets,
of the Moving Body: A Basic Course in Bones, Muscles, and Joints Ted
an African Dance Technique Kariamu Welsh-Asante
Egyptian Dances I. Lexova
Yoga of Indian Classical Dance: The Yogini's Mirror Roxanne
as a Theatre Art: Source Readings in Dance History from 1581 to
the Present Selma Jeanne Cohen
Contemporary Choreographers Martha Bremser (Editor),
Deborah Jowitt (Editor) : provides a guide to some of today's most
important dance makers....
The Art of Belly Dancing Jennifer Worick
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