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  1. Fifty Contemporary Choreographers

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Martha Bremser, Lorna Sanders

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    A unique and authoritative guide to the lives and work of prominent living contemporary choreographers. Representing a wide range of dance genres, each entry locates the individual in the context of modern dance theatre and explores their impact. Those studied include: Jerome Bel Richard Alston...

    Published March 11th 2011 by Routledge

  2. William Forsythe and the Practice of Choreography

    It Starts From Any Point

    By Steven Spier

    William Forsythe’s reinvigoration of classical ballet during his 20-year tenure at the Ballett Frankfurt saw him lauded as one of the greatest choreographers of the postwar era. His current work with The Forsythe Company has gone even further to challenge and investigate fundamental assumptions...

    Published January 27th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Choreographing Empathy

    Kinesthesia in Performance

    By Susan Leigh Foster

    "This is an urgently needed book – as the question of choreographing behavior enters into realms outside of the aesthetic domains of theatrical dance, Susan Foster writes a thoroughly compelling argument." – André Lepecki, New York University "May well prove to be one of Susan Foster’s most...

    Published November 4th 2010 by Routledge

  4. A Choreographer's Handbook

    By Jonathan Burrows

    On choreography: "Choreography is a negotiation with the patterns your body is thinking" On rules: "Try breaking the rules on a need to break the rules basis" A Choreographer’s Handbook invites the reader to investigate how and why to make a dance performance. In an inspiring and unusually...

    Published May 14th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Contemporary Choreography

    A Critical Reader

    Edited by Jo Butterworth, Liesbeth Wildschut

    This innovative text provides a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and traditional understandings of dance making. Contemporary Choreography features contributions by practitioners and researchers from Europe, America, Africa, Australasia and...

    Published May 28th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Your Move

    2nd Edition

    By Ann Hutchinson Guest, Tina Curran

    This second edition of a well-known text book now offers an integrated package including exercise sheets and audio CD with a supporting Teacher’s Manual offered separately on the Web. The author takes a new approach to teaching notation through movement exercises, thus enlarging the scope of...

    Published September 26th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Making Video Dance

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dance for the Screen

    By Katrina McPherson

    Since the advent of digital video technology, ’dance on camera’ has become an increasingly popular, and important genre of dance. This is the first ever ’how-to’ manual for choreographers, dancers and students who want to make dance films. Specifically written from a personal experience of a...

    Published May 4th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Speaking of Dance

    Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft

    By Joyce Morgenroth

    Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft delves into the choreographic processes of some of America's most engaging and revolutionary dancemakers. Based on personal interviews, the book's narratives reveal the methods and quests of, among others, Merce Cunningham,...

    Published October 17th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Envisioning Dance on Film and Video

    Edited by Judy Mitoma, ELIZABETH ZIMMER, Dale Ann Stieber

    Virtually everyone working in dance today uses electronic media technology. Envisioning Dance on Film and Video chronicles this 100-year history and gives readers new insight on how dance creatively exploits the art and craft of film and video. In fifty-three essays, choreographers, filmmakers...

    Published July 3rd 2003 by Routledge