ERIC Number: ED383708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Dance Theater of Harlem Arts Exposure Program. Cue Sheet for Students.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
This publication is a performance guide containing several brief articles for students to use before and after attending an Arts Exposure Program given by the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH). The first article, "Dancing," traces the origins and history of dance itself, and in particular, ballet. The second article, "Arthur Mitchell and Dance Theatre of Harlem," describes Mitchell's early education and achievement in ballet under George Balanchine at the New York City Ballet, and his work founding and building DTH. This article includes a description of DTH's dance mission as a neoclassical company. The next article, "Bones and Muscles," reviews human anatomy and dancer training. "Technique and Training" describes the training ballet dancers undergo and introduces many ballet terms."Basic Movements" illustrates the basic steps and positions with description and diagrams. "Making Dances" discusses choreography and dance recording. The final page, "Looking and Listening," suggests ways to make the most of viewing the performance. The publication is illustrated with several photographs of DTH dancers and at several points offers suggestions for further reading or viewing (videotapes). (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.