ERIC Number: ED406263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Moving from Within: A New Method for Dance Making. First Edition.
Hawkins, Alma M.
This volume introduces an experimental method for teaching creative movement and choreography. The method requires both a framework of conceptual structure, and freedom to explore ideas and imaginative transformation of experience through movement and external form. An opening discussion of creativity explains how dance performance has been influenced by the arts. Subsequent chapters describe concepts such as shaping, feeling, and moving, with exercises and activities for dancers. These exercises and activities enable dancers to improve their range of motion as well as the interest and quality of the dances they create. An appendix provides a modified version of Progressive Relaxation. A 51-item bibliography concludes the text. (MM)
Independent Publishers Group, 814 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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