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
inspired to create a strong and beautiful ... of an exercise, each person is to let
her.his mind roam over the given area of interest until one specific image asserts
itself.

Dance and the Specific Image

Author: Daniel Nagrin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822978881

Page: 223

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The first in a trilogy of books by one of the leading figures in American dance, Dance and the Specific Image includes more than 100 improvisational structures that Daniel Nagrin created with his company, the Workgroup, and taught in dance classes and workshops throughout the United States. Robby Barnett of the Pilobolus Dance Theater called the book "a vivid and fascinating document of his thinking—more movement and performance and, of course, on his own extraordinary life in dance."

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

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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

This book will explore in terms of movement alone the acting techniques that can
enhance and e liberate dance performance. The term specific image was the
keynote of my previous book e Dance and the Specific Image: Improvisation ...

The Six Questions

Author: Daniel Nagrin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 082297178X

Page: 240

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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.

Contemporary Choreography

Research in dance education of the type included in this section was virtually non
-existent in most European countries 40 ... 1997) and Daniel Nagrin (1994, 1997)
is also influential; his Choreography and the Specific Image: Nineteen Essays ...

Contemporary Choreography

Author: Jo Butterworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136447490

Page: 458

View: 364

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.

Choreography

Finishing Touches Choreographers must learn to look at the total picture that is
created in their work. ... It might even be helpful to keep a record of specific
images in your journal that you experienced during the choreographic process.

Choreography

Author: Sandra Cerny Minton

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736064767

Page: 164

View: 418

Solve common problems in choreography, design and shape movements into a dance, and organize a concert. Each chapter offers movement exploration exercises, review and reflection questions, and application challenges to help you understand the choreographic process from concept to stage performances. --back cover.

Creative Dance for All Ages

... add a variety of images. For example, say, “Can you dance with free flow like a
river, a waterfall, a gentle breeze, a wild wind? ... you think of?” and “Why?” In
other words, what dance concepts were used that brought forth a particular
image?

Creative Dance for All Ages

Author: Anne Green Gilbert

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492584673

Page: 376

View: 560

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.

Landscape of the Now

... Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom (2010) Danielle Goldman
University of Michigan Press Taken by Surprise: ... The Improvisation of Presence
(1995) Ruth Zaporah North Atlantic Books Dance and the Specific Image:
Improvisation ...

Landscape of the Now

Author: Kent De Spain

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199988285

Page: 336

View: 920

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.

Images of Enchantment

The social status of the performer appears to derive from the particular history of
solo dance ( as compared with tribal or rural folk dance ) . When paid
performance is involved , the performer may be highly appreciated by her
audience , yet her ...

Images of Enchantment

Author: Sherifa Zuhur

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774244674

Page: 324

View: 527

This original and multidimensional book brings a refreshing new approach to the study of the arts of the Middle East. By dealing in one volume with dance, music, painting, and cinema, as experienced and practiced not only within the Middle East but also abroad, Images of Enchantment breaks down the artificial distinctions--of form, geography, 'high' and 'low' art, performer and artist--that are so often used to delineate the subjects and processes of Middle Eastern artistic culture. The eighteen essays in this book cover themes as diverse as Bedouin dance, the music of Arab Americans, cinema in Egypt and Iran, Hollywood representations of the Middle East, and contemporary Sudanese painting. The contributions come from scholars and critics and from the artists themselves. Together, they present a wide-ranging and holistic view of the arts in their social, political, anthropological, and gender contexts. Contributors: Walter Armbrust, Farida Ben Lyazid, Kay Hardy Campbell, Virginia Danielson, Marjorie Franken, Sondra Hale, Carolee Kent, Hamid Naficy, Salwa Mikdadi Nashashibi, Anne K. Rasmussen, Selim Sednaoui, Simon Shaheen, Rebecca Stone, Chaïbia Talal, Karin Van Nieuwkerk, William Young, Sherifa Zuhur.

Proceedings

Helen Tamiris and the Dance Historians . ” Society of Dance History Scholars .
Proceedings , 12th annual conference . University of California , 1989 , p . 15 - 43
. Dance and the Specific Image : Improvisation . Pittsburgh : University of ...

Proceedings

Author: Society of Dance History Scholars (U.S.). Conference

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 224

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Constructing the Black Masculine

that dance , Jesse ? . . . why do you act like black people are the only ones
oppressed ? ... a choreography outlined and titled “ A Duet in Nagrin ' s Dance
and the Specific Image : Improvisation , then the specific image before Jesse is
not black ...

Constructing the Black Masculine

Author: Maurice O. Wallace

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN:

Page: 236

View: 521

Explores how African-American males have been portrayed in literature and society from 1775 to 1995.

Performing Arts Directory

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Dance Program A Dept . of Physical Education , Dance , and Leisure Studies
Ahearn Gym , Room 203 Kansas State University Manhattan , Kansas 66506
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Literature Modernism and Dance

Critics' tendency to focus on language and image in his work has led, in spite of a
few notable exceptions, to the ... for specific plays, showing that Beckett's
understanding of contemporary choreography began with his spectatorship of
dance in ...

Literature  Modernism  and Dance

Author: Susan Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199565325

Page: 346

View: 399

The book identifies a complex reciprocal relationship between literature and dance in the modernist period. An unprecedented dialogue between the two art forms took place based on contemporary discussions of the body and gender, language, formal experimentation, primitivism, anthropology, and modern technologies such as photography, film, and mechanisation. By examining the work of writers such as Yeats, Woolf, Eliot, Pound, Lawrence, and Beckett in relation tothe choreography of the Ballets Russes, early British ballet, and European and American modern dance, the book traces the origins of this relationship in the nineteenth century and examines experimentation in both art forms up to the first half of the twentieth century. The book illustrates theimportant but often neglected transmissions and negotiations between these art forms at a time of intense experimentation and transatlantic exchange.

Dance Education Initiative Curriculum Guide

Murray , Ruth Lovell . Dance in Elementary Education . 3rd ed . NY : Harper ,
1975 . Nagrin , Daniel . Dance and the Specific Image : Improvisation . Pittsburgh
: Pittsburgh UP : 1994 . National Dance Association . Early Childhood Creative
Arts ...

Dance Education Initiative Curriculum Guide

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Page: 287

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Poetics of Dance

Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes Gabriele Brandstetter ...
He first recognized the specific potential inherent in “the art of drapery” while
developing his first dance studies of ancient sculpture: The great beauty, the
great ...

Poetics of Dance

Author: Gabriele Brandstetter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266864

Page: 456

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When it was first published in Germany in 1995, Poetics of Dance was already seen as a path-breaking publication, the first to explore the relationships between the birth of modern dance, new developments in the visual arts, and the renewal of literature and drama in the form of avant-garde theatrical and movement productions of the early twentieth-century. Author Gabriele Brandstetter established in this book not only a relation between dance and critical theory, but in fact a full interdisciplinary methodology that quickly found foothold with other areas of research within dance studies. The book looks at dance at the beginnings of the 20th century, the time during which modern dance first began to make its radical departure from the aesthetics of classical ballet. Brandstetter traces modern dance's connection to new innovations and trends in visual and literary arts to argue that modern dance is in fact the preeminent symbol of modernity. As Brandstetter demonstrates, the aesthetic renewal of dance vocabulary which was pursued by modern dancers on both sides of the Atlantic - Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller, Valeska Gert and Oskar Schlemmer, Vaslav Nijinsky and Michel Fokine - unfurled itself in new ideas about gender and subjectivity in the arts more generally, thus reflecting the modern experience of life and the self-understanding of the individual as an individual. As a whole, the book makes an important contribution to the theory of modernity.

Reading Dancing

Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance Susan Leigh Foster ...
They present the choreographic process for consumption rather than for
collaboration. ... The dances thus direct attention away from any specific image of
the ...

Reading Dancing

Author: Susan Leigh Foster

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520063334

Page: 307

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Suggests a new theory of dance, describes four models for representation in dance, and discusses the work of modern choreographers, including Balanchine, Graham, and Tharp

Journal of Physical Education Recreation Dance

Students will be nying significance and limiting value to able to speak about their
understand certain kinds of movement image sysing in a way that shares , not
obliterates , tems . By limiting a dance curriculum to diversity . Only when free and
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Journal of Physical Education  Recreation   Dance

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AURAL IMAGES RELATING TO SPECIFIC MOTIONS . AS A COLLABORATOR ,
HE HAS ALSO WORKED WITH DIANE MACINTYRE'S DANCE TROUPE .
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Toronto Dance Theatre 1968 1998

The specific idea he's been inspired by - a series of photographs , paintings , or
literature - he doesn't share that with us . ... Peter : David is the only
choreographer in the world who is a film - maker when he's trying to get to the
image .

Toronto Dance Theatre 1968 1998

Author: Nadine Saxton

Publisher: Captus Press

ISBN: 9781895712216

Page: 191

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