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:
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.
Introduction 1. Training for Dance 2. Making Dances 3. Dance Theatre History 4. Performing Dances 5. Appreciating Dance 6. Applied Dance Studies First steps in Studying Dance. Glossary
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
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