Harnessing the Wind: The Art of Teaching Modern Dance

Jan Erkert

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    This book provides theoretical knowledge, practical tips, and inspiration to help prepare the next generation of dancers and meet the demands of contemporary dance. It teaches the reader to set strategies and reasonable goals; use rituals to facilitate centering; safely incorporate conditioning principles; understand the interplay between gravity and rhythm, space, and energy to shape phrasing; and sequence exercises effectively using graphs and planning guides.

    Five appendixes present a college level modern dance teaching syllabus, a college level placement guide, information on pre- and post-assessment in the performing arts, and student and instructor course evaluation sheets.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Place of PublicationChampaign
    PublisherHuman Kinetics
    Number of pages211
    ISBN (Print)9780736044875
    StatePublished - 2003


    • Lesgeven
    • Dans
    • Danse contemporaine
    • Modern dance
    • Filosofische aspecten
    • Danse moderne


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