An Introduction to Community Dance Practice

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Juli 2008



This introductory textbook is aimed at undergraduates studying community dance. Drawing on high profile contributors, the book is packed with case studies, interviews and examples that students can use to explore issues in contemporary dance practice. A resources section includes session plans, evaluation tools and questionnaires.


Foreword; C.Thompson Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors PART ONE: DEFINITIONS AND CONTEXTS Introduction Community Dance - What's That? D.Amans Dance in the Community; S.Houston Community Voices; D.Amans PART TWO: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES Introduction Love Difference; K.Bartlett Whose Voice Is It Anyway? L.Katerega Reasonable Care; P.Greenland PART THREE: COMMUNITY DANCE PERFORMANCE Introduction Community Dance in Performance Aiming for Stewardship not Ownership; R.Lee Yes - But Is It Dance? H.Poynor Meetings with Strangers; A.Benjamin PART FOUR: COMMUNITY DANCE PRACTITIONERS Introduction The Dynamic Role of the Community Dance Practitition; D.Amans Getting to Where You Want to Be; S.Ackroyd Career Pathways and Empoyers' Perspectives; K.Paul Partnership Working; D.Amans PART FIVE: COMMUNITY DANCE DELIVERY Introduction Planning a Session; D.Amans Giving Value? D.Amans Project Co-ordination; D.Amans Challenges and Tension Lines; D.Amans Index to Resources Notes References


'A rich stock of case studies and personal experiences - often moving - bring theoretical concerns to life...this is an inspiring read that will give courage to all those dancers who work with community groups. There should be a well-thumbed copy in every dancer's kitbag.' - François Matarasso, Arts Professional
EAN: 9780230551695
ISBN: 0230551696
Untertitel: 27 black & white halftones, 1 figures, 3 black & white tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2008
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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