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Dance Composition Basics

Synopsis
A book and DVD package on dance creation, featuring selected portions of original dance compositions by two noted choreographers. The works of Alonzo King (Chants and Dreamer) and Dwight Rhoden (Verge) are recorded and analyzed to sequence the choreographic process. Students are able to witness a progression that takes place from conceiving and refining an idea to improvising and solving movement problems, to shaping and performing dances. The methods featured can be applied to a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, and jazz. Each of the 27 lessons serves as a starting point that encourages novice dancers to embark on their own attemtps at choreography with more confidence.

The DVD supplements the written instruction by showing dancers as they solve movement problems, and choreographers as they mould their works from conception to stage performance. DVD footage also captures the decision-making and problem-solving tactics used by each choreographer.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2006
Documentation
The DVD supports a 184-page book.
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
choreography; dance teaching

Credits

Contributor
Alonzo King; Dwight Rhoden

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£29.00
Availability
Sale
Year
2006

Distributor

Name

Human Kinetics (Europe)

Email
custserv@hkeurope.com
Web
http://www.humankinetics.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0113 255 5665
Fax
0113 255 5885
Address
107 Bradford Road
Stanningley
Leeds
LS28 6AT
Notes
A US company with a UK affiliate specialising in educational materials including DVDs, videotapes and CD-ROMs dealing with all aspects of physical activity including fitness, physical education, sport management, sports medicine, aquatics, dance and kinesiology. Human Kinetics also organises a rolling programme of free, online webinars which cover a variety of topics such as sports, coaching, health, fitness, nutrition, training, physical education, recreation and more. These are recorded for on-demand online viewing after the event. See http://www.humankinetics.com/webinars.

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