The Body Eclectic: Evolving Practices in Dance Training

Melanie Bales (Editor), Rebecca Nettl-Fiol (Editor)

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    This rich collection of essays and interviews explores modern-dance technique training from the past fifty years. Focusing on the culture of dance, editors Melanie Bales and Rebecca Nettl-Fiol examine choreographic process and style, dancer agency and participation in the creative process, and changes in the role and purpose of training. Bringing recent writings on dance into dialogue with dance practice, The Body Eclectic: Evolving Practices in Dance Training asks readers to consider the relationship between training practices and choreographic style and content. The contributors explore how technique training both guides and reflects the art of dance.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Place of PublicationUrbana
    PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
    Number of pages280
    ISBN (Print)9780252032622, 9780252074899
    StatePublished - Feb 2008


    • Modern dance
    • Dance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities(all)
    • Social Sciences(all)


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    • First It Was Dancing

      Nettl-Fiol, R. C., Feb 2008, The Body Eclectic: Evolving Practices in Dance Training. Bales, M. & Nettl-Fiol, R. (eds.). University of Illinois Press, p. 101-125

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