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Maria Fay’s Floor Barre - The Video

Synopsis
During the many years of her teaching career, Maria Fay became increasingly concerned by the number of dancers who suffered serious injuries, and began to put together a series of floor exercises which would help dancers to avoid injuries, and assist those already suffering from injuries. Using her own exercises, and borrowing and adopting exercises and ideas from other regimes (including Yoga, Pilates, and Alexander techniques), Maria Fay gradually built up a systematic and complete structure out of numerous exercises which proved to be beneficial to dancers’ general technique, improving their strength, stamina, turn-out and pliability, and which at the same time had a corrective and preventative nature.

Produced to accompany the book of these exercises, Maria Fay’s Floor Barre, this DVD takes the viewer through three sample classes at different technical levels. With the help of her pupil Christina Beskou (herself a noted teacher) and by using advanced filming techniques, Maria Fay demonstrates the methodical building up of her system.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2003
Documentation
Produced to accompany the book ‘Maria Fay’s Floor Barre’ by Maria Fay
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
ballet; dance teaching

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£20.41
Availability
Sale
Year
2011

Publisher

Name

Dance Books Ltd

Web
http://www.dancebooks.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01420 525 299
Address
Southwold
Isington Road
Binsted
GU34 4PH
Hampshire

Distributor

Name

Dance Books

Email
http://www.dancebooks.co.uk/contact.asp
Web
http://www.dancebooks.co.uk/catalog/danceBooksTitles.asp External site opens in new window
Phone
01420 86138
Fax
01420 86142
Address
c/o Vine House Distribution
The Old Mill House
Mill Lane
Uckfield, East Sussex
TN22 5AA
 

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