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Dance Appreciation

Dance Appreciation Book
Author : Amanda Clark,Sara Pecina
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-10-01
ISBN : 0429590105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dance Appreciation is an exciting exploration of how to understand and think about dance in all of its various contexts. This book unfolds a brief history of dance with engaging insight into the social, cultural, aesthetic, and kinetic aspects of various forms of dance. Dedicated chapters cover ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and hip-hop dance, complete with summaries, charts, timelines, discussion questions, movement prompts, and an online companion website all designed to foster awareness of and appreciation for dance in a variety of contexts. This wealth of resources helps to uncover the fascinating history that makes this art form so diverse and entertaining, and to answer the questions of why we dance and how we dance. Written for the novice dancer as well as the more experienced dance student, Dance Appreciation enables readers to learn and think critically about dance as a form of entertainment and art.

Appreciating Dance

Appreciating Dance Book
Author : Harriet R. Lihs
Publisher : Princeton Book Company Pub
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780871273185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Intended for the dance novice, this book presents the history of various forms of dance. It offers a biography of the notable dancers and choreographers who have contributed to various forms of dance. It also details the development of dance from its earliest beginnings, and covers the intersection of dance and religion.

Dance Appreciation

Dance Appreciation Book
Author : Dawn Davis Loring,Julie L. Pentz
Publisher : Human Kinetics Publishers
Release : 2021-02-15
ISBN : 1492592587
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Undergrad text for general-education courses helps students fulfill fine arts credits. This text will help students form a connection to and appreciation for dance as both an art form and a lifetime physical activity, no matter their primary course of study or eventual career path"--

The Ballet Book

The Ballet Book Book
Author : Nancy Ellison,Hanna Rubin
Publisher : Universe Pub
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The art of ballet is interpreted and demonstrated by the renowned American Ballet Threatre as it allows the reader inside its doors to view its classes, dancers, teachers, and memorable performances, sharing secrets of the art and the discipline of the dance through vivid photographs as well as incisive commentary.

Valuing Dance

Valuing Dance Book
Author : Susan Leigh Foster
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-02-01
ISBN : 0190933992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Because dance materializes through and for people, because we learn to dance from others and often present dance to others, the moment of its transmission is one of dance's central and defining features. Valuing Dance looks at the occasion when dancing passes from one person to another as an act of exchange, one that is redolent with symbolic meanings, including those associated with its history and all the labor that has gone into its making. It examines two ways that dance can be exchanged, as commodity and as gift, reflecting on how each establishes dance's relative worth and merit differently. When and why do we give dance? Where and to whom do we sell it? How are such acts of exchange rationalized and justified? Valuing Dance poses these questions in order to contribute to a conversation around what dance is, what it does, and why it matters.

Appreciating Dance

Appreciating Dance Book
Author : Harriet R. Lihs
Publisher : Princeton Book Company Pub
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Written for the dance novice, this is a concise history and current picture of all forms of dance. It gives a brief biography of many of the notable dancers and choreographers who have contributed to each form of dance, and provides the information needed to expand the enjoyment of performance.

Movement and Dance in Early Childhood

Movement and Dance in Early Childhood Book
Author : Mollie Davies
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2003-04-22
ISBN : 9780761940548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book seeks to help early childhood educators and parents in very practical ways and provides guidance based on a sound theoretical understanding.

Dance Studies The Basics

Dance Studies  The Basics Book
Author : Jo Butterworth
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2011-02-27
ISBN : 1136584064
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A concise introduction to the study of dance ranging from the practical aspects such as technique and choreography to more theoretical considerations such as aesthetic appreciation and the place of dance in different cultures. This book answers questions such as: Exactly how do we define dance? What kinds of people dance and what kind of training is necessary? How are dances made? What do we know about dance history? Featuring a glossary, chronology of dance history and list of useful websites, this book is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in the study of dance.

Teaching Dance as Art in Education

Teaching Dance as Art in Education Book
Author : Brenda Pugh McCutchen
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780736051880
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brenda McCutchen provides an integrated approach to dance education, using four cornerstones: dancing and performing, creating and composing, historical and cultural inquiry and analysing and critiquing. She also illustrates the main developmental aspects of dance.

Dance Composition

Dance Composition Book
Author : Jacqueline Mary Smith-Autard
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780878301188
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In Dance Composition, renowned dance educator Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard provides an accessible and practical guide to creative success in dance making. Now in its fourth edition, this classic introduction to the art of choreography-with a valuable emphasis on form and movement-is useful for all those who are interested in dance composition.

Dance Education around the World

Dance Education around the World Book
Author : Charlotte Svendler Nielsen,Stephanie Burridge
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-04-21
ISBN : 1317801946
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dance has the power to change the lives of young people. It is a force in shaping identity, affirming culture and exploring heritage in an increasingly borderless world. Creative and empowering pedagogies are driving curriculum development worldwide where the movement of peoples and cultures generates new challenges and possibilities for dance education in multiple contexts. In Dance Education around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change, writers across the globe come together to reflect, comment on and share their expertise and experiences. The settings are drawn from a spectrum of countries with contributions from Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific and Africa giving insights and fresh perspectives into contrasting ideas, philosophies and approaches to dance education from Egypt to Ghana, Brazil to Finland, Jamaica to the Netherlands, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and more. This volume offers chapters and narratives on: Curriculum developments worldwide Empowering communities through dance Embodiment and creativity in dance teaching Exploring and assessing learning in dance as artistic practice Imagined futures for dance education Reflection, evaluation, analysis and documentation are key to the evolving ecology of dance education and research involving individuals, communities and nations. Dance Education around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change provides a great resource for dance educators, practitioners and researchers, and pushes for the furtherance of dance education around the world. Charlotte Svendler Nielsen is Assistant professor and head of educational studies at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, research group Body, Learning and Identity, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Stephanie Burridge lectures at Lasalle College of the Arts and Singapore Management University, and is the series editor for Routledge Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific.

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction Novel Design Approaches and Technologies

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction  Novel Design Approaches and Technologies Book
Author : Margherita Antona,Constantine Stephanidis
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-06-16
ISBN : 3031050282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This two-volume set constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2022, held as part of the 24th International Conference, HCI International 2022, held as a virtual event, in June-July 2022. A total of 1271 papers and 275 posters included in the 39 HCII 2022 proceedings volumes. UAHCI 2022 includes a total of 73 papers; they focus on topics related to universal access methods, techniques and practices, studies on accessibility, design for all, usability, UX and technology acceptance, emotion and behavior recognition for universal access, accessible media, access to learning and education, as well universal access to virtual and intelligent assistive environments.

Discovering Dance

Discovering Dance Book
Author : Gayle Kassing
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2014-05-23
ISBN : 1492584541
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discovering Dance is the ideal introductory text for students with little to no dance experience. Teachers can adapt this course to meet students where they are, whether they are new to dance or already have some dance experience. The material helps students consider where movement comes from and why humans are compelled to move, grasp the foundational concepts of dance, and explore movement activities from the perspectives of a dancer, a choreographer, and an observer. The result is a well-rounded educational experience for students to build on, whether they want to further explore dance or choreography or otherwise factor dance into college or career goals. Discovering Dance will help students in these ways: • Meet national and state standards in dance education and learn from a pedagogically sound scope and sequence that allow them to address 21st-century learning goals. • Discover dance through creating, performing, analyzing, understanding, responding to, connecting to, and evaluating dance and dance forms. • Step into a flexible dance curriculum that is appropriate for one or more years of instruction. • Build on their dance experience, whether they want to further explore dance or choreography or otherwise factor dance into college or career goals. • Use student web resources to enhance their learning. The book is divided into four parts and 16 chapters. Part I focuses on the foundational concepts of dance and art processes, wellness, safety, dance elements, and composition. Part II delves into societal facets of dance, including historical, social, folk, and cultural dance. In part III, students explore dance on stage, including ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, and tap dance, and also examine aspects of performance and production. Part IV rounds out the course by preparing students for dance in college or as a career and throughout life. Each chapter helps students • discover new dance genres; • explore dance genres through its history, artists, vocabulary, and significant works; • apply dance concepts through movement, written, oral, visual, technology, and multimedia assignments, thus deepening their knowledge and abilities; • enhance learning by completing in each chapter a portfolio assignment; and • use the Did You Know and Spotlight elements to expand on the chapter content and gain more insight into dance artists, companies, and events. Learning objectives, vocabulary terms, and an essential question at the beginning of each chapter prepare students for their learning experience. Students then move through the chapter, engaging in a variety of movement discovery, exploration, response, and research activities. The activities and assignments meet the needs of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners and help students explore dance through vocabulary, history, culture, creation, performance, and choreography. This personal discovery is greatly aided by technology—including learning experiences that require taking photos; watching or creating short videos of dancers’ performances; creating timelines, graphs, drawings, and diagrams; and creating soundscapes. Chapters conclude with a portfolio assignment or project and a chapter review quiz. A comprehensive glossary further facilitates learning. In addition, some chapters contain Explore More elements, which trigger students to investigate selected dance styles on the web resource. These sections offer students insight into various dance genres and styles; for example, in the chapter on cultural dance, students can explore more about street dances, Mexican folkloric dance, African dance, Indian dance, and Japanese dance. The online components further strengthen the book and enrich the students’ learning experience. These resources also help teachers to prepare for and manage their classes. Here is an overview of the resources: Teacher Web Resource • Learning objectives • Extended learning activities • Handouts and assignments that students can complete, save, and print to turn in • Explore More sections of selected chapters to introduce students to additional social, folk, cultural, and contemporary dance styles • Chapter glossary terms both with and without the definitions • Chapter PowerPoint presentations • Information on assessment tools • Interactive chapter review quizzes • Answer keys for handouts, assignment sheets, and quizzes • Unit exams and answer sheets • Video and audio clips for selected dance genres • Web links and web search terms for resources to enhance the learning • Additional teacher resources to support and extend the teaching and learning process (these resources include chapter learning objectives, enduring understanding and essential questions, chapter quotes, teacher-directed information to support teaching specific activities, and web links) Student Web Resource • Handouts and assignments that students can complete, save, and print to turn in • Explore More sections of selected chapters to introduce students to additional social, folk, cultural, and contemporary dance styles • Chapter glossary terms both with and without the definitions so students can test their knowledge • Information on assessment tools • Interactive chapter review quizzes • Video and audio clips for selected dance genres • Web links and web search terms for resources to enhance the learning

Philosophy of Dance

Philosophy of Dance Book
Author : Peter A. French,Howard K. Wettstein
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN : 1119692229
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume brings together new work in the philosophy of dance for a general philosophical audience. Scholars working across the fields of philosophy, dance studies, and related areas explore the nature of dance as a practice and an artform. This collection of essays covers topics such as the experience of dancing, the nature and appreciation of dance artworks, and the distinctive contribution of dance to philosophical understanding.

A Sense of Dance

A Sense of Dance Book
Author : Constance A. Schrader
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780736051897
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This fresh, inspirational approach shows how to frame the art of dance within the context of life and how to gain the tools to appreciate, discuss and write about dance as a fine art. It also helps develop creative thinking and self-expression.

Complete Guide to Primary Dance

Complete Guide to Primary Dance Book
Author : Lyn Paine,National Dance Teachers Association
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2014-02-25
ISBN : 1450428509
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This text provides primary teachers of all experience with the knowledge they need to plan and deliver age-appropriate dance lessons. It offers a scheme of 22 units of work suitable for reception to year 6, along with practical and creative ideas for teaching dance. It includes a web resource to support teaching and learning.

Making Dance Special

Making Dance Special Book
Author : Melanie Peter
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-11-26
ISBN : 1134091869
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Dance Composition

Dance Composition Book
Author : Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 0713668245
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An invaluable resource for all those who are interested in dance composition from junior high school to university. This fifth edition has been revised and updated to include a new chapter exploring creative processes in relation to composing dances.

Dance and Organization

Dance and Organization Book
Author : Brigitte Biehl
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-02-03
ISBN : 1317387929
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dance and Organisation is the first comprehensive work to integrate dance theory and methods into the study of management, which have developed an interest in the arts and the humanities. Dance represents dynamics and change and puts the moving body at the centre, which has been ignored and oppressed by traditional management theory. ‘Being’ a leader however also means to ‘move’ like one, and critical lessons can be learned from ballerinas and modern dancers. Leadership is a dialogue, as in the work of musicians, conductors and DJs who manage groups without words. Movement in organisational space, in a museum or a techno club can be understood as a choreography and site-specific performance. Movement also is practically used for leadership and employee development workshops and can be deployed as an organisational research method. By taking a firm interdisciplinary stance in dance studies and organisational research to explore management topics, reflecting on practitioner accounts and research projects, the book seeks to make an innovative contribution to our understanding of the moving body, generating new insights on teamwork, leadership, gender in management, organisational space, training and research methods. It comprises an important contribution to the organizational behaviour and critical management studies disciplines, and looks to push the boundaries of the academic literature.

The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

The Routledge Dance Studies Reader Book
Author : Jens Richard Giersdorf,Yutian Wong
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-02-25
ISBN : 1135173486
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The second edition of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader offers fresh critical perspectives on classic and modern dance forms, including ballroom, tango, Hip-hop, site-specific performance, and disability in dance. Alexandra Carter and Janet O’Shea deliver a substantially revised and updated collection of key texts, featuring an enlightening new introduction, which tracks differing approaches to dance studies. Important articles from the first edition are accompanied by twenty new works by leading critical voices. The articles are presented in five thematic sections, each with a new editorial introduction and further reading. Sections cover: Making dance Performing dance Ways of looking Locating dance in history and society Debating the discipline The Routledge Dance Studies Reader gives readers access to over thirty essential texts on dance and provides expert guidance on their critical context. It is a vital resource for anyone interested in understanding dance from a global and contemporary perspective.