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.
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.