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The Dance Experience, Third Edition Insights into History, Culture, and Creativity

Myron Howard Nadel and Marc Raymond Strauss Editors/Authors


This engaging collection of eighteen original essays considers ballet, modern, jazz and tap dance, Broadway and movie dance, folk, ethnic, and social dance as well as aspects of technique, choreography, lighting, and costuming. Providing an understanding of the history, evolution, and universality of dance, it explores the significance of dance in culture, its relationship to other art forms, and the creative process. Each chapter is an in-depth study written by an expert on the subject. An extensive annotated appendix of DVD/Film resources gives suggestions for viewing dance to enhance the dance experience. This edition has been reorganized and updated, with five new chapters. Myron Howard Nadel is Professor of Dance at the University of Texas, El Paso. He was founding Chair of the Dance Department at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, Coordinator for Music Theatre at Carnegie Mellon University, and Chair of Performing Arts at Buffalo State College. Marc Raymond Strauss was Professor of Dance at Southeast Missouri State University. Both Professors Nadel and Strauss collaborated on Looking at Contemporary Dance: A Guide for the Internet Age (Princeton Book Company, Publishers, 2012). 


Contents Introduction: The Dance Experience in the 21st Century Section One: Insights into History 1. Dance in Ancient Greece – Marc Raymond Strauss, Southeast Missouri State 2. A Concise History of Ballet – Carol Pardo, Dance View Magazine 3. Modern and Contemporary Dance – Myron Howard Nadel 4. Jazz and Tap – Myron Howard Nadel 5. Dance on the Screen – Marc Raymond Strauss, Southeast Missouri State University 6. Dance in American Colleges and Universities – Thomas Hagood, Founding President NDEO 7. Dance Notation: A History - Lynne Weber, Director, Dance Notation Bureau Section Two: Insights into Culture 8. From a World Dance Perspective – Carl Wolz, formerly Executive Director World Dance Alliance 9. Dance and Cultural Meaning: An Introduction to the Anthropology of Dance - Lisa Smith, University of Texas, El Paso 10. African Dance: Divine Motion – Ferne Yangyeitie, Caulker University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 11. Piercing the Mask of Japanese Dance Theater – Helen Myers, SUNY Fredonia 12. Social Dance: A Portrait of a People at Play – Myron Howard Nadel 13. Folk Dance: Father Music, Mother Dance – Rosa Guerrero, University of Texas El Paso Section Three: Insights into Culture 14. Technique: The Craft of Dancing – Myron Howard Nadel 15. Choreography: Separating the Dancer from the Dance – Myron Howard Nadel 16. As a Fish Lives in Water, A Dancer Lives in Light – Rick Yeatman, Savannah College of Art and Design 17. Seeing Feelings: Costume Design and Dance – Catherine F. Norgren, SUNY Buffalo 18. Technical Elements in Presenting Dance – Philip K. Nacy, Southeast Missouri State University Conclusion: Critiquing Dance - Marc Raymond Strauss Internet/Video/Film Resources Contributors’ Biographies Index Adopted for courses at: Baldwin Wallace University, OH Belmont University, TN Cal State University Los Angeles Catawaba College, NC El Camino College, CA Hagerstown Community College, MD Hope-Geneva College, MI Miracosta College, CA Montclair State University, NJ Nazareth College of Rochester, NY Ohio University Old Dominion University, VA Owens Community College, OH Pasadena City College Rutgers University Saint Olaf College, MN SUNY Old Westbury, NY Temple University UMass Boston University of Texas at El Paso

The Dance Experience, Third Edition

SKU: PBC00298
  • Insights into History, Culture, and Creativity Myron Howard Nadel and Marc Raymond Strauss Editors/Authors

    400 pages, 6 x 9, paperback ISBN 9780871273833

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