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Author Buckwalter, Melinda, author.

Title Composing while dancing [electronic resource] : an improviser's companion / Melinda Buckwalter.

Imprint Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 241 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Materia prima -- Dancing takes shape -- Time machines -- Spatial relations -- The dancing image -- The possibilities of music -- The eyes -- Partnering science -- The magical object.
Summary Composing while Dancing: An Improviser's Companion examines the world of improvisational dance and the varied approaches to this art form. By introducing the improvisational strategies of twenty-six top contemporary artists of movement improvisation, Melinda Buckwalter offers a practical primer to the dance form. Each chapter focuses on an important aspect of improvisation including spatial relations, the eyes, and the dancing image. Included are sample practices from the artists profiled, exercises for further research, and a glossary of terms. Buckwalter gathers history, methods, interviews, and biographies in one book to showcase the many facets of improvisational dance and create an invaluable reference for dancers and dance educators.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Improvisation in dance.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Buckwalter, Melinda. Composing while dancing. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2010 9780299248147 (DLC) 2010011572 (OCoLC)606234205
ISBN 9780299248130 electronic bk.
0299248135 electronic bk.
Standard No. 9786613077547