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.

The Art of Movement


Author: Ken Browar
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.

The Art of Movement


Author: Ken Browar,Deborah Ory
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9780316318587
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. Ken Browar is a renowned fashion and beauty photographer whose work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and many other European fashion magazines. His passion for dance began when he lived in Paris and photographed dancers for the Paris Opera Ballet. Deborah Ory has been a dancer since age seven. She began her photography career while injured as a dancer, photographing rehearsals. She has worked as a photo editor at House & Garden and Mirabella, and has shot editorial work for Self, Health, Martha Stewart Living, and Real Simple. Browar and Ory are the creative team behind NYC Dance Project. NYC Dance Project's work has been featured in magazines worldwide including Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Italia, L'Uomo Vogue, and Glamour.

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.

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.

As Others See Us

Body Movement and the Art of Successful Communication
Author: Ellen Goldman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415949181
Category: Drama
Page: 209
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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.

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:

Theatre of Movement and Gesture


Author: Jacques Lecoq
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113424097X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 184
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Published in France in 1987, this is the book in which Lecoq first set out his philosophy of human movement, and the way it takes expressive form in a wide range of different performance traditions. He traces the history of pantomime, sets out his definition of the components of the art of mime, and discusses the explosion of physical theatre in the second half of the twentieth century. Interviews with major theatre practitioners Ariane Mnouchkine and Jean-Louis Barrault by Jean Perret, together with chapters by Perret on Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau, fill out the historical material written by Lecoq, and a final section by Alain Gautré celebrates the many physical theatre practitioners working in the 1980s.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

The Art of Falling


Author: Kathryn Craft
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402285205
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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"A sensitive study of a woman choreographing her own recovery."—Kirkus One Wrong Step Could Send Her Over the Edge All Penny has ever wanted to do is dance—and when that chance is taken from her, it pushes her to the brink of despair, from which she might never return. When she wakes up after a traumatic fall, bruised and battered but miraculously alive, Penny must confront the memories that have haunted her for years, using her love of movement to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Kathryn Craft's lyrical debut novel is a masterful portrayal of a young woman trying to come to terms with her body and the artistic world that has repeatedly rejected her. The Art of Falling expresses the beauty of movement, the stasis of despair, and the unlimited possibilities that come with a new beginning.

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.

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.

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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