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Dance Studies: The Basics

By Jo Butterworth

© 2012 – Routledge

216 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Dr Jo Butterworth is currently Professor of Dance Studies at the University of Malta where she established a new department in 2010. Formally Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, she was also responsible for the MA in Choreography at Fontys Dansacademie, The Netherlands.

About the Series

The Basics

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.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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