The "Language of Dance" series publishes key works that cover a range of dance styles and periods. Through selection of appropriate movement description, these pieces have been translated into labanotation, the highly developed method of analyzing and recording movement. Whatever form of dance a pupil may choose, there are certain skills such as strength, co-ordination, elasticity and the ability to move rhythmically, that all must acquire. This book uses easily understood notated exercises as a means of teaching these skills within the language of dance. Exercises defining a range of dynamic qualities are linked into a series of sequences that allow students to develop the relationship between exercises and choreographed movement. The exercises are supplemented by photographs and a cassette composed and recorded by Jess Meeker, Shawn's original composer.
Selection of photographs; the music score; the music tape; glossary; study and performance notes - general stretching set, figure eight swings, tension-relaxation set one, tension-relaxation set two, floor set, three jumps, walking, running, leaping, long adagio (balance exercise), single arm swing and development, three Delsarte falls, series of successions; appendix A - alphabet of basic steps; appendix B - Shawn biography; appending C - Shawn bibliography; music.
Series: Language of Dance Series,
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 108
Published: 1st January 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1