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ERIC Number: EJ851712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Contemporary Choreographers as Models for Teaching Composition
Morgenroth, Joyce
Journal of Dance Education, v6 n1 p19-24 2006
Traditional composition classes teach the tools of choreographic craft, yet leave students in an odd limbo in which they create a special breed of "college dance" that has little to do with the current dance world. In the twenty-first century, choreography teachers must go beyond an emphasis on traditional craft and help students find their own roots of creativity and, in particular, the methods of dance composition that will help them produce work with their personal signatures. By trying out methods used by contemporary choreographers, students will understand how the nature of a dance is shaped by the means used in making it and will discover and develop their own creative processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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