The Art of Movement

Author: Ken Browar

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316435155

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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A stunning celebration of movement and dance in hundreds of breathtaking photographs of more than 70 dancers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, the Royal Ballet, and many more. The Art of Movement is an exquisitely designed, beautifully produced book that captures the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. These are the artists, from all walks of life, who are defining dance today. Here they are frozen in time in the most exquisite poses, and yet there's a feeling of movement in every photograph that makes the appear to be dancing across the pages. Accompanying the photographs are intimate and inspiring words from the dancers, as well as from choreographers and artistic directors, on what dance means to them. Dance is experiencing an unprecedented moment in popular culture. The Art of Movement is the perfect book for newly avid fans, as well as long-time lovers of dance.

Physics and the Art of Dance

Understanding Movement

Author: Kenneth Laws

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198033080

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Written by a physicist with professional dance training, Physics and the Art of Dance explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through an understanding of physics in motion. Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies. The book explores the natural laws that govern the subtleties of balance, the techniques of leaps and pirouettes, and the impressive lifts and turns executed by ballet partners. Finally, Laws offers insight into two current discussions in the dance world--the effect of body size on ballet technique, and the relationship between science and the art of dance. Beautiful, original stop-action photographs by Martha Swope, along with clear diagrams, illustrate the concepts described in the text. Plus, an intriguing "puzzler" at the beginning of each chapter provides an engaging entr?e into the topics presented. For those who want a more advanced understanding of the physics, extensive appendices are provided. This new book combines the best features of Laws's widely acclaimed The Physics of Dance and Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux by Laws and Cynthia Harvey. Its expert application of the basic principles of physics to the art of dance will be an invaluable resource for dancers and dance instructors and will open a new level of appreciation for lovers of the form. It will also appeal to physicists who seek to include the arts in their scientific pursuits.

As Others See Us

Body Movement and the Art of Successful Communication

Author: Ellen Goldman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135932832

Category: Drama

Page: 228

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As Others See Us, first published in 1994 by Gordon & Breach, is a book designed to introduce the reader to a new way of thinking about the movements, both conscious and unconscious, that we make every day and every second of our lives. Goldman describes the human experience as a continuous stream of body movements, though we are only aware of a small fraction of the more obvious and intrusive physical acts. The aim of this book is first to increase awareness of the subtleties and complexities of our body language, and then to encourage the reader to perceive these intricacies in their own movements and in those of others. Finally, with a more complete understanding and appreciation for the power of body language and non-verbal communication, one can achieve a deeper connection between physical and intellectual spheres, to allow for a fuller and more engaging experience of communication and expression. This new knowledge of the human body's movements not only permits one to more accurately perceive the emotions and thoughts of others, but can allow a glimpse into one's own mind, to see how we present ourselves to the world, and whether our thoughts are in sync with our actions. Central to the text is the author's treatment of the Integrated Movement, a term used to describe the merger of a posture and a gesture with a consistent quality, dynamic or shape. This approach to understanding and explaining human movement offers a unique way of thinking about conscious gesture, unconscious body language, and verbal speech as interconnected communication, a synthesis that allows for a more complete view of ourselves and others around us. The structure of the book follows a logical framework that mirrors the progress of the reader, from perception of movement, to the close inspection of gesture and body language, to the introduction and experience of Integrated Movement, to the application of one's new awareness to different aspects of life. Biographical sketches of leading figures in the field are included, as are suggestions for additional reading and resources. Perhaps the most unique feature of the book are the personal exercises (boxed-off text) that appear on almost every other page. These exercises are designed to allow the reader to experience the power of body language in real-life situations, while working towards the increased awareness and perception that is the goal of the book.

Dancing

The Pleasure, Power, and Art of Movement

Author: Gerald Jonas

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613637039

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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For use in schools and libraries only. This volume looks at the history of dance, dance around the world, and influential dancers and choreographers of the past and present.

Parkinson's Disease & the Art of Moving

Author: John Argue

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572241831

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 220

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A voice and movement teacher provides an exercise program designed to teach individuals with Parkinson's disease how to increase muscle strength and control, improve coordination, and take steps toward leading a fuller life.

Dance-- the Sacred Art

The Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice

Author: Cynthia Winton-Henry

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 159473268X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 194

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Seize the joy and healing power of dance! Drawing from her years of experience as a dance and movement teacher, and as cofounder of the international dance organization InterPlay, Cynthia Winton-Henry helps you overcome your embarrassment or anxiety and discover in dance a place of solace and restoration, as well as an energizing spiritual force. She taps into the spirit of dancing throughout history and in many world cultures to provide detailed exercises that will help you learn to trust your body and interpret its physical and spiritual intentions. For both newcomers and seasoned movers alike, she encourages you to embrace dance as a spiritual tool to:

Inside the Dancer’s Art

Author: Rose Eichenbaum

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819577014

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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In this gorgeous book, the acclaimed photographer Rose Eichenbaum captures the spirit, beauty, and commitment of dancers along with the dancers’ own words of wisdom and guidance. More than 250 color and black and white photographs are paired with inspirational quotes from legendary and emerging dancers, including Bill T. Jones, Katherine Dunham, Ann Reinking, Mark Morris, Pina Bausch, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Gregory Hines, Mitzi Gaynor, Desmond Richardson, Rennie Harris, Paul Taylor, Ohad Naharin, Tiler Peck, and many more. Here, words and images explore creativity, art making, the communicative power of the human body, the challenges of balancing everyday life with the physical and practical demands of the dancer’s art, and more. In these intimate portraits, Eichenbaum reveals and celebrates the world of the dancer. Sensual and mesmerizing, these images will entrance dancer and non-dancer alike—as well as anyone who loves fine photography—with their powerful depiction of the human body.

Dance Instruction

Science Applied to the Art of Movement

Author: Judith Anne Gray

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780873222334

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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Beyond Dance

Laban's Legacy of Movement Analysis

Author: Eden Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135512310

Category: Music

Page: 184

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Beyond Dance: Laban's Legacy of Movement Analysis offers students of dance and movement a brief introduction to the life and work of Rudolf Laban, and how this work has been extended into the fields of movement therapy, communications, early childhood development, and other fields. While many dance students know of Laban and his work as it applies to their field, few know the full story of how this technique has developed and grown. For many who enter into the fields of dance movement therapy, performance, and communications, there are valuable lessons to be learned from Laban and his follower's works. Beyond Dance offers a concise introduction to this world. Refreshingly free of jargon and easy to understand, the work offers dance students – and others interested in human movement – a full picture of the many possibilities inherent in Laban's theories. For many who will pursue careers 'beyond dance', this work will be a useful guidebook into related areas. This will be ideally suited to students of Laban movement theory in dance and movement therapy, and will be used in advanced courses in these areas as useful, brief introduction to the field.

The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy

Life Is Dance

Author: Sharon Chaiklin,Hilda Wengrower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317436415

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

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The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy offers both a broad understanding and an in-depth view of how and where dance therapy can be used to produce change. The chapters go beyond the basics that characterize much of the literature on dance/movement therapy, and each of the topics covered offers a theoretical perspective followed by case studies that emphasize the techniques used in the varied settings. Several different theoretical points of view are presented in the chapters, illuminating the different paths through which dance can be approached in therapy.

The Art of Stillness

Adventures in Going Nowhere

Author: Pico Iyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476784736

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate adventure? Because in our madly accelerating world, our lives are crowded, chaotic and noisy. There’s never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still. In The Art of Stillness—a TED Books release—Iyer investigate the lives of people who have made a life seeking stillness: from Matthieu Ricard, a Frenchman with a PhD in molecular biology who left a promising scientific career to become a Tibetan monk, to revered singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who traded the pleasures of the senses for several years of living the near-silent life of meditation as a Zen monk. Iyer also draws on his own experiences as a travel writer to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. He reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people—even those with no religious commitment—seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or seeking silent retreats. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. Growing trends like observing an “Internet Sabbath”—turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning—highlight how increasingly desperate many of us are to unplug and bring stillness into our lives. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many—from Marcel Proust to Mahatma Gandhi to Emily Dickinson—have found richness in stillness. Ultimately, Iyer shows that, in this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. In 2013, Pico Iyer gave a blockbuster TED Talk. This lyrical and inspiring book expands on a new idea, offering a way forward for all those feeling affected by the frenetic pace of our modern world.

The Art Of Protest

Culture And Activism From The Civil Rights Movement To The Streets Of Seattle

Author: Thomas Vernon Reed

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 145290524X

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

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A comprehensive introduction to the culture of progressive movements in the United States.

Eurythmy

A Short Introduction to the Art of Movement

Author: Thomas Poplawski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782501657

Category: Eurythmy

Page: 119

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A concise but informative guide to the three main strands of eurythmy: performance, education and therapy.

The Art of Community

Building the New Age of Participation

Author: Jono Bacon

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449338674

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu. Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. Interviews with 12 community management leaders, including Linus Torvalds, Tim O’Reilly, and Mike Shinoda, provide useful insights. Develop specific objectives and goals for building your community Build processes to help contributors perform tasks, work together, and share successes Provide tools and infrastructure that enable members to work quickly Create buzz around your community to get more people involved Harness social media to broadcast information, collaborate, and get feedback Use several techniques to track progress on community goals Identify and manage conflict, such as dealing with divisive personalities

Dancers in Motion

The Art and Technique of Dance Photography

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 1682032078

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Photographer Susan Michael’s Dancers in Motion is a collection of breath taking images that showcase the essence of the dancer’s gesture. The artist has combined her love of visual storytelling and the compelling subject to produce studying visual images, by capturing the beauty of the physical body in motion. When she photographs dancers she captures their movement and tension. This book will teach the reader how to direct and work with dancers. It will give you practical advice on your workspace and the equipment needed to get the most out of every dance session. The posing examples provided will spark the reader’s creativity and passion for photographing dancers and give you ideas for working with dance schools as well as advanced dancers. This book answers questions and enthuse the reader into working and producing images in the field of dance photography.

Tibetan Yoga of Movement

The Art and Practice of Yantra Yoga

Author: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu,Fabio Andrico

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945563

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 263

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Introducing the method of Yantra Yoga, one of the oldest recorded systems of yoga in the world, this guide provides detailed instructions and more than 400 instructional photos that describe the sequence of movements, methods of breathing and the concrete health benefits of this practice. Original.

The Art of Movement

Author: Tab Edwards

Publisher: Tmbe

ISBN: 9780970089144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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The Philosophy of Professional Selling and Why Some Sellers are More Effective than Others Over the Long Term