Staging Dance  book cover
1st Edition

Staging Dance

ISBN 9780878300815
Published January 16, 1998 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

Staging Dance is a practical handbook that covers all aspects of putting on a dance production. It highlights the current diversity of dance activities, choosing examples from working dance groups and from individual dancers.

The book includes sections on choreography, music and sound, designing and making sets and costumes, lighting design and technical implementation and stage management. Funding, planning and publicity are also covered.

Staging Dance will prove invaluable not only to dance artists, but also those working along side them: musicians, designers, lighting technicians, administrators and directors.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE 1 The venue 2 Flooring 3 Choreography 4 Music and sound 5 Design 6 Sets 7 Props 8 Costumes and make-up 9 Lighting 10 Stage management 11 Administration, funding, marketing, publicity 12 Rehearsals and production week 13 Health and safety, sanity and therapy PART TWO PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANIES The Jiving Lindy Hoppers, Green Candle Dance Company, STAGING DANCE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE, Appendix: film/video resources, bibliography and further reading, useful addresses

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Susan Cooper danced with the Ballet Rambert (now the Rambert Dance Company) and with Scottish Ballet. She is currently production Tutor at the College of the Royal Academy of Dancing.