A Dancer's Pocket Guide to Embodied Performance by Marcia Wardell KellyA Dancer's Pocket Guide to Embodied Performance by Marcia Wardell Kelly

A Dancer's Pocket Guide to Embodied Performance

byMarcia Wardell Kelly

Paperback | December 23, 2016

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A Dancer's Pocket Guide to Embodied Performance takes an inside, experiential view of the art of dance performance. It encourages dancers to reach through and beyond technique into the rich landscape of expression that sensory embodiment allows. Whether exploring this broader territory as a student, performer, teacher or audience member, the concepts presented will help the reader gain insight into the expressive elements of the art of dance.

Marcia Wardell Kelly performed in the Murray Louis Dance Company (1970-75) and The Nikolais Dance Theatre (1975 and 1978-81). She has been on the faculty of the Nikolais/Louis Dance Theatre Lab, NY; the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, Angers, France; The American Dance Festival, Durham, NC; University of California Santa Cruz; ...
Title:A Dancer's Pocket Guide to Embodied PerformanceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:62 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.15 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.15 inPublished:December 23, 2016Publisher:Monkfish Book Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194403756X

ISBN - 13:9781944037567


Table of Contents

Prologue 1Introduction 4Surrender of "Command and Control" 8Initiating Motion 13Stasis 14Impulse 17Grain 20Dancing with Gravity 25Motion 30Space 34Shape 39Time 43Being an Instrument 46In the Moment 48About the Author 50Further Reading 51

Editorial Reviews

"This small book contains huge power. It is written so beautifully and evocatively about the aspect of dance performance which many dancers have either never experienced or have forgotten. It 'rekindles the fire and stirs the cauldron' for teachers and performing artists alike."-Joan J. Woodbury, Professor of Dance, Emerita, University of Utah, Co-Founder Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company??"This small pocket guide is quite a miracle of a book."- Reginald A. Ray, PhD, Spiritual Director, Dharma Ocean Foundation??"Marcia Wardell Kelly's exploration of Alwin Nikolais' theories of motion is sensorially explored and creatively inspiring."-Phyllis Lamhut, Choreographer, Original member Nikolais Dance Theater, Teacher, New York University Tisch School of the Arts??"This concise book contains ideas synthesized from Alwin Nikolais' teaching that the serious dancer at any level of proficiency can practice to become a formidable performer."-Gladys Bailin, Distinguised Professor of Dance, Emerita, Ohio University, Former member of Nikolais Dance Theater??"Marcia Wardell Kelly's translation of the Nikolais/Louis philosophy is exhilarating. She takes a new generation of dancers on a performer's journey through the creative elements of motion, space, shape and time."-Alberto Del Saz, Artistic Director, Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance, Inc.