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Dance Studies: The Basics

By Jo Butterworth

Routledge – 2011 – 216 pages

Series: The Basics

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    November 20th 2011
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Description

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.

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

Author Bio

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.

Name: Dance Studies: The Basics (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Jo Butterworth. 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...
Categories: Theatre & Performance Studies, Dance