How to Dress Dancers

How to Dress Dancers

Author: Mary Kent Harrison

Publisher: Princeton

ISBN: UCSC:32106012374408

Category: Ballet

Page: 144

View: 797

Categories: Ballet

How to Dress Dancers

How to Dress Dancers

This well-illustrated book shows how to start making costumes for dancers.

Author: Mary Kent Harrison

Publisher: Dance Books Limited

ISBN: 1852730668

Category: Design

Page: 143

View: 792

Costumes for dancers have exacting requirements. They have to look the part but let the dancers move freely. They need to be strong enough to cope with the wear and tear of performances and stresses that dance can place on seams and darts, and yet be light enough to flow well and to allow the dancer to move and breathe. This well-illustrated book shows how to start making costumes for dancers. The author looks at different styles, cuts and materials that can be used, and shows how costume sketches can be translated into actual garments to suit the dancer's needs.
Categories: Design

How to Dress Dancers

How to Dress Dancers

Danes DRESS Costuming Techniques for Dance Mary Kent Harrison
Performance time looms around the corner . The basic romantic tutu " Swan Lake
" type You've already decided not to give in to the lure of mail - order costumes .
But how ...

Author: Mary Kent Harrison

Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub

ISBN: 0871272083

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 904

Geared for costuming dancers, this book includes more than 400 line drawings that demonstrate how to make a costume from a sketch rather than a pattern. Detailed instructions for making classical and romantic tutus, bodices, blouses, costumes for men, tights, leotards and skirts are presented, along with designs for character, national, and period costumes. Directions for headdresses, props, decorations, and ornaments are also included.
Categories: Design

Don ts for Dancers

Don ts for Dancers

Following hot on the heels of the best-selling Don'ts for Husbands, Don'ts for Wives and Don'ts for Golfers this facsimile copy of the original edition contains everything you ever needed to know, from what to wear at a fancy dress party to ...

Author: Karsinova,

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408145364

Category:

Page: 80

View: 382

Following hot on the heels of the best-selling Don'ts for Husbands, Don'ts for Wives and Don'ts for Golfers this facsimile copy of the original edition contains everything you ever needed to know, from what to wear at a fancy dress party to how to hold your partner during a slow dance. Advice we should all follow: "Don't be a martyr to your feet" "Don't dance with bent knees. Bent knees suggest an ancient cab-horse on its last pathetic stagger or a performing chimpanzee gyrating around its keeper" "Don't disguise yourself as a "Lohengrin" if you happen to be short and stout. This sort of thing is excusable only in an operatic tenor" "Don't straddle" "Don't, Miss Shingled, Bingled or Bobbed, please don't comb your hair in public! It is a habit that is fast gaining ground but it is a deplorable habit. A few minutes reflection will, I am sure, convert you to the masculine point of view - it is a disgusting habit"
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Dance and Costumes

Dance and Costumes

A History of Dressing Movement Elna Matamoros ... How to dress homogeneously these four splendid dancers, so different from each other?

Author: Elna Matamoros

Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin

ISBN: 9783895815577

Category: Art

Page: 468

View: 609

The subTexte series of the IPF-Institute for the Performing Arts and Film, is dedicated to presenting original research within two fields of inquiry: Performative Practice and Film. The series offers a platform for the publication of texts, images, or digital media emerging from research on, for, or through the performative arts or film. The series contributes to promoting practice-based art research beyond the ephemeral event and the isolated monograph, to reporting intermediate research findings, and to opening up comparative perspectives. www.zhdk.ch/forschung/ipf
Categories: Art

What is Dance

What is Dance

In fact, he accurately anticipates what Lincoln Kirstein would later write about Balanchine: "He has not been troubled how to dress dancers, but to undress ...

Author: Roger Copeland

Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195031973

Category: History

Page: 582

View: 866

Essays explore the nature of the art of dance, discuss the development of dancing styles, and examine the role of dance in society
Categories: History

Inspired to Dance

Inspired to Dance

Everything You Need to Know about Becoming a Professional Dancer Without Breaking a ... You need this key information in order to determine how to dress, ...

Author: Mande Dagenais

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450201834

Category: Dance

Page: 260

View: 151

Details the entire process of how to become a dancer. Based on more than twenty-five years of experience in the performing arts as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, director, and producer, Mande shares her vast knowledge and experience. This definitive and comprehensive guide teaches the ins and outs of show business: how to get the most out of your training; audition dos and don'ts; where and how to find work; managing the business aspect of your talent; how to sustain longevity in your career.--Publisher's description.
Categories: Dance

How to Irish Dance All About Irish Dancing and It s History

How to Irish Dance   All About Irish Dancing and It s History

Each school of dancing has its own distinct dancing costume. Dresses are based on the Irish peasant dress worn two hundred years ago. Most of the dresses ...

Author: Sean Mosley

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781300013914

Category: Art

Page:

View: 834

Everything you wish to know about "Irish Dance" along with the history and Culture.
Categories: Art

Underground Dance Masters Final History of a Forgotten Era

Underground Dance Masters  Final History of a Forgotten Era

He began to dress like these three dancers because he felt he had to be like them. “The first time those three took me to a dance contest, that's when they ...

Author: Thomas Guzman-Sanchez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313386930

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

View: 398

This book is a comprehensive, historical bible on the subject of urban street dance and its influence on modern dance, hip hop, and pop culture. • Includes coverage of all of the major players in urban dance • Places current dance phenomena—from the moves of Usher to the choreography of High School Musical—in a historical context that stretches half a century • Includes interviews and photos to further bring the rich history of urban dance to life
Categories: Social Science

Theory and Practice in Eighteenth Century Dance

Theory and Practice in Eighteenth Century Dance

It is concerned primarily with knowing how to dress appropriately to one's station and the circumstances of the dance event (Taubert, pp.

Author: Tilden Russell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611496628

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 940

During the first two decades of the eighteenth century, two evolving dance-historical realms intersected—theory and practice. While the French produced works on notation, choreography, and repertoire, German dance writers responded with an important body of work on dance theory. This book examines the reception of French dance in Germany.
Categories: Performing Arts

Valuing Dance

Valuing Dance

Bold, athletic female dancers also promoted a variety of other products, ranging from skin care to appliances to dress styles. Dance magazines, a much ...

Author: Susan Leigh Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190933999

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 173

Because dance materializes through and for people, because we learn to dance from others and often present dance to others, the moment of its transmission is one of dance's central and defining features. Valuing Dance looks at the occasion when dancing passes from one person to another as an act of exchange, one that is redolent with symbolic meanings, including those associated with its history and all the labor that has gone into its making. It examines two ways that dance can be exchanged, as commodity and as gift, reflecting on how each establishes dance's relative worth and merit differently. When and why do we give dance? Where and to whom do we sell it? How are such acts of exchange rationalized and justified? Valuing Dance poses these questions in order to contribute to a conversation around what dance is, what it does, and why it matters.
Categories: Performing Arts

Learning about Dance

Learning about Dance

An Introduction to Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment Nora Ambrosio.
Dance in World ... Theatre in the East : A Survey of Asian Dance and Drama . NY
: Grove ... How to Dress Dancers : Costuming Techniques for Dance . Pennington
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Author: Nora Ambrosio

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787264210

Category: Dance

Page: 170

View: 808

Categories: Dance

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet

Joanne B. Eicher has defined dress as “an assemblage of modifications of the body, ... Dancers learn how to wear a leotard, how to put on pointe shoes, ...

Author: Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190871512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 848

View: 987

In distinction to many extant histories of ballet, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet prioritizes connections between ballet communities as it interweaves chapters by scholars, critics, choreographers, and working professional dancers. The book looks at the many ways ballet functions as a global practice in the 21st century, providing new perspectives on ballet's past, present, and future. As an effort to dismantle the linearity of academic canons, the fifty-three chapters within provide multiple entry points for readers to engage in balletic discourse. With an emphasis on composition and process alongside dances created, and the assertion that contemporary ballet is a definitive era, the book carves out space for critical inquiry. Many of the chapters consider whether or not ballet can reconcile its past and actually become present, while others see ballet as flexible and willing to be remolded at the hands of those with tools to do so.
Categories: Performing Arts

Rethinking Society in the 21st Century

Rethinking Society in the 21st Century

Since exotic dancers, however, have little, if any, formal training, ... As the following quotes illustrate, novices can learn how to dress, dance, ...

Author: Michelle Webber

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551304083

Category: Canada

Page: 524

View: 544

Rethinking Society in the 21st Century is a unique collection of readings that fills a critical void in introductory sociology in Canada. The third edition has been thoroughly updated with 24 new chapters that complement the chapters retained from previous editions. Rethinking Society introduces students to the foundational elements of sociology with a balance of classical theory -- Marx, Webber, Durkheim, Mills -- and more contemporary approaches found in the work of Michel Foucault, Dorothy Smith, and George Sefa Dei. Building on this theoretical grounding, the text outlines core concepts in sociology -- socialization, social interaction, and culture -- as well as major social institutions such as families, the economy and labour, education, and health care. Later sections address crime, moral regulation, race, class, age, gender, sexuality, and issues of population and globalization with relevant and engaging chapters chosen to provoke thought and discussion. With a diverse selection of authors and a pronounced emphasis on Canadian content, Rethinking Society in the 21st Century is the ideal reader for Canadian students.
Categories: Canada

Dancing Through It

Dancing Through It

We were part of the entertainment for the annual Flower Festival, dancing ballets ... I loved the performances and the opportunity to dress up and dance ...

Author: Jenifer Ringer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698151505

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 919

“A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer.” —The Washington Post Jenifer Ringer, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was thrust into the headlines after her weight was commented on by a New York Times critic, and her response ignited a public dialogue about dance and weight. Ballet aficionados and aspiring performers of all ages will want to join Ringer behind the scenes as she shares her journey from student to star and candidly discusses both her struggle with an eating disorder and the media storm that erupted after the Times review. An unusually upbeat account of life on the stage, Dancing Through It is also a coming-of-age story and an inspiring memoir of faith and of triumph over the body issues that torment all too many women and men.
Categories: Performing Arts

Secrets About Exotic Dancing

Secrets About Exotic Dancing

How a mystery works at Rick's well a certain song goes on to let the dancers know the dancer go to dressing room pay $20 for Rick's souvenir then goes ...

Author: Jennifer Reed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664120013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 384

This book is about my life when I was an a exotic dancer. I used to dance for about 6 years. I have told my readers my experiences about exotic dancing and gave advice about it along with other topics. My opinion, this is a great book.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Shadow Dancers

The Shadow Dancers

When he did, we was allowed to dress real pretty and slinky and sometimes entertain the guests with a dance or strip act, and entertain a lot of important ...

Author: Jack L. Chalker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575098978

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 670

It was the ultimate case: to stop the ultimate drug... I'm Horowitz. Brandy Horowitz. My husband Sam and I are private eyes who take cases for G.O.D., Inc. - the outfit that runs the Labyrinth to infinite alternate earths filled with crime, danger...and murder. Power-mad fanatics are running a narcotic V.D. that spreads like a bug, works like a drug, and one touch hooks you for good. You don't become a junkie...you become a zombie. 'Cause this monkey's not just on your back, but in your brain - it's got a mind, and if you kick it, it kicks back with madness and death. So this beautiful black PI and wonderful Jewish sleuth have to smash the source before the drug-bug reaches our client's Home World. But the opposition's got fake Sams and Brandys set up in headquarters on the two worlds that hold any possible leads: one that never heard of civil rights... And one ruled by the Nazis.
Categories: Fiction

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance

By taking responsibility for yourself, you will allow the teacher to focus on teaching dance and not having to issue reminders about dress codes.

Author: Diana Dart Harris

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492585220

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 320

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance introduces students to basic musical theatre dance techniques from a variety of genres, forms, and styles and explains how to put them into practice for performance on stage. Part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series, the text and web resource offer students what they need to know about auditions, rehearsals, performing, and caring for themselves so they can have a successful experience in a musical theatre dance course. Designed for students enrolled in introductory musical theatre dance courses, the text contains photos and descriptions of basic warm-up exercises, center work, steps from a variety of dance genres used in musical theatre dance, partnering, and lifts. For those new to dance, the text provides an orientation to the structure of a musical theatre dance class and includes information on meeting class expectations, dressing appropriately, preparing mentally and physically, maintaining proper nutrition and hydration, and avoiding injury. The accompanying web resource presents more than 60 instructional video clips to help students practice and review musical theatre dance forms, techniques, and adaptations. A glossary builds students’ fluency in the vocabulary of musical theatre dance terminology, adaptations of steps, and styles. Each chapter contains learning features to support students’ knowledge, including experiences, e-journal assignments, web links, and interactive quizzes. To dance on the musical theatre stage, students need to know how the world of musical theatre works; the expectations they must meet; and how to audition, rehearse, perform, and care for themselves. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance will arm them with the practical information as well as the historical background they need for success. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance is part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series incudes resources for ballet, tap, modern dance, and jazz that support introductory technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text includes a web resource offering video clips of dance instruction, learning aids, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a guide to learning, performing, and viewing dance.
Categories: Performing Arts

Beginning Jazz Dance

Beginning Jazz Dance

The exhilaration of jazz dance with its grooving energy, dynamic rhythms, ... of jazz dance class, the roles of everyone in the studio, ways to dress, ...

Author: James W. Robey

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492585787

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 340

Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series includes Beginning Tap Dance, Beginning Ballet, Beginning Modern Dance, and now Beginning Jazz Dance and Beginning Musical Theatre Dance. These titles are the traditional dance courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments for general education students, dance majors, and minors. Using the steps to success model and adaptations from the Outdoor Adventure series, these beginning dance titles contain components from these previous series. Beginning Jazz Dance is the perfect resource for helping students gain a strong foundation of beginning jazz dance techniques. Written by jazz dance choreographer and professor James Robey, this text • prepares students to have a successful experience in a beginning jazz dance technique course; • includes 80 photos accompanied by descriptions that visually present the beginning jazz dance technique and dance concepts that will reinforce and extend classroom learning; and • introduces students to the history, artists, significant works, styles, and aesthetics of the genre so they understand dance as a performing art. In addition, Beginning Jazz Dance comes with a web resource that includes 55 photos and 125 video clips of basic jazz dance technique. Students can access these photos and videos at any time for their study or practice, and instructors and students alike will benefit from the wealth of resources on the website, including assignments, worksheets, glossary terms with and without definitions, interactive chapter quizzes, and web links to help students develop their basic knowledge and skills. Through the text, students learn these aspects of jazz dance: • The core concepts of jazz dance, the value of studying jazz dance, and class expectations • The structure of a jazz dance class, the roles of everyone in the studio, and how to be physically and mentally prepared for class • Tips on injury prevention, nutrition guidelines, and basic anatomy and kinesiology as applied to movement in jazz dance • Basic body alignment and positions in jazz dance • Jazz walks, kicks, turns, leaps, and floor work Beginning Jazz Dance provides students with the context, background information, and basic instruction they need in order to understand the genre and appreciate jazz dance as a performing art. This text, with its companion web resource, is ideal for dance majors, dance minors, and general education students enrolled in beginning jazz dance technique courses. It is also suitable for students in performing arts and magnet schools and high school dance programs.
Categories: Performing Arts

Dancing Tango

Dancing Tango

Tango changes how dancers dress as well. Dancing tango can provide an opportunity for dancers to dress in ways they couldn't imagine doing in their ordinary ...

Author: Kathy Davis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814764541

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 925

Argentinean tango is a global phenomenon. Since its origin among immigrants from the slums of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, it has crossed and re-crossed many borders.Yet, never before has tango been danced by so many people and in so many different places as today. Argentinean tango is more than a specific music and style of dancing. It is also a cultural imaginary which embodies intense passion, hyper-heterosexuality, and dangerous exoticism. In the wake of its latest revival, tango has become both a cultural symbol of Argentinean national identity and a transnational cultural space in which a modest, yet growing number of dancers from different parts of the globe meet on the dance floor. Through interviews and ethnographical research in Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, Kathy Davis shows why a dance from another era and another place appeals to men and women from different parts of the world and what happens to them as they become caught up in the tango salon culture. She shows how they negotiate the ambivalences, contradictions, and hierarchies of gender, sexuality, and global relations of power between North and South in which Argentinean tango is—and has always been—embroiled. Davis also explores her uneasiness about her own passion for a dance which—when seen through the lens of contemporary critical feminist and postcolonial theories—seems, at best, odd, and, at worst, disreputable and even a bit shameful. She uses the disjuncture between the incorrect pleasures and complicated politics of dancing tango as a resource for exploring the workings of passion as experience, as performance, and as cultural discourse. She concludes that dancing tango should be viewed less as a love/hate embrace with colonial overtones than a passionate encounter across many different borders between dancers who share a desire for difference and a taste of the ‘elsewhere.’ Dancing Tango is a vivid, intriguing account of an important global cultural phenomenon.
Categories: Social Science