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Erick Hawkins Modern Dance Technique - Renata Celichowska

Erick Hawkins Modern Dance Technique

Paperback Published: 1st September 2000
ISBN: 9780871272133
Number Of Pages: 176

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The Hawkins dance technique embodies the philosophy that dance should integrate the body, mind, and soul while always following scientific principles. This system of dance training—an approach that continues to influence dancers around the world—is examined through a variety of illustrations. Photographs of dancers illustrate the technique in action. Drawings demonstrate the relationship between movements of the body and everyday objects, such as the similarities between a spiral action of the spine and a barber’s pole or winding staircase. This vibrant text examines Hawkins’s originality, philosophical thinking, and teaching methods.

List of Illustrationsp. x
List of Photographsp. xii
List of Labanotationp. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Tributep. xvii
Historical Backgroundp. 1
Technique: Toward the "Normative"p. 13
The Normative Idealp. 13
What Is Technique, What Is Style?p. 15
About Ideokinesis and Movement Imageryp. 16
Think/Feelp. 19
Who Is the Teacher?p. 21
Principlesp. 23
The Body's Center of Gravity: the Pelvisp. 23
"Teeterbabe,"p. 29
The "Thigh" Socketsp. 30
Shifting Weightp. 32
"Undercurves" and "Overcurves,"p. 34
Gravity, Weight, Balance and Alignmentp. 36
The Spine and Spinal Alignmentp. 36
Leg Alignmentp. 42
"Hierarchy" of the Legsp. 43
Contraction and "Decontraction"p. 44
"Tassels,"p. 51
Arcs, Curves and Momentump. 54
Loops and the "Figure 8,"p. 56
"Boomerangs,"p. 57
Spiralsp. 57
Flow and Transitionsp. 58
Flowp. 59
Formp. 63
The "Chalkline,"p. 65
"Cobra" Handp. 67
Normative Form and Aestheticsp. 67
What Is Rhythm? Is Music Sound?p. 69
Dynamicsp. 74
In the Classroomp. 79
Floor Warm Upp. 82
Seated Movement Sequencesp. 83
Bouncesp. 83
Side-liftsp. 85
Contraction-Swingsp. 88
Overcurvesp. 89
Contractionsp. 90
Leg Flexionsp. 91
Fourth Positionp. 92
Quarter Turnsp. 93
Back Leg Extensionsp. 96
Three 3sp. 98
Swing on 5p. 100
Movement Sequences on the Backp. 100
Thigh Socket Flexionsp. 102
Rolling on 4p. 103
Boomerangsp. 104
Contractionsp. 105
Figure 8sp. 107
Archingp. 107
Preparing to Rise from the Floorp. 108
Leg Liftsp. 109
Rising to Standingp. 110
Center Floorp. 112
Pliesp. 112
Sensuous Feet Against the Floorp. 114
Principles Expandedp. 115
Using the Thigh Socket Crease and the Boomerang Legp. 116
Moving the Pelvis and Upper Body Together Through Spacep. 117
Turns and the Spiral Staircasep. 118
Letting the Movement Happen: Staying in Coenesthetic Experiencep. 119
Travelingp. 121
Use of the Dance Spacep. 122
Vertical Space, Jumps and Leaping "Over the Moon,"p. 124
Ending Classp. 127
Beyond Technique: the Aesthetic Dimensionp. 129
F.S.C. Northrop and the 1st and 2nd Functions of Artp. 131
The "Hawkins Aesthetic"p. 134
Dance Education and the Role of the Dance Teacherp. 139
Hawkins Choreographyp. 143
Works Choreographed by Erick Hawkinsp. 149
Labanotationp. 161
About the Notation Processp. 161
Reading Labanotationp. 162
Recommended Readingp. 165
Bibliographyp. 166
Videographyp. 167
Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9780871272133
ISBN-10: 087127213X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st September 2000
Publisher: Princeton Book Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35