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Teaching Dance Studies

Teaching Dance Studies
Your Price: $39.95 CDN
Author: Judith Chazin-Bennahum
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 252
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 0415970369
ISBN-13: 9780415970365

About the Book:

Teaching Dance Studies is a practical guide, written by college professors and dancers/choreographers active in the field, introducing key issues in dance pedagogy. Many young people graduating from universities with degrees – either PhDs or MFAs – desire to teach dance, either in college settings or at local dance schools.

Edited by noted scholar and teacher Judith Chazin-Bennahum, this collection covers all areas of dance education, including improvisation/choreography; movement analysis; anthropology; theory; music for dance; dance on film; kinesiology/injury prevention; notation; history; archiving; and criticism.

Among the contributors included in the volume are: Bill Evans, writing on movement analysis; Susan Foster on dance theory; Ilene Fox on notation; Linda Tomko addresses new approaches to teaching the history of all types of dance; and Elizabeth Aldrich writing on archiving.

What people say:

"A thought-provoking yet easy-to-follow reference for all college dance educators." — Dance Teacher

About the Author:

Judith Chazin-Bennahum is Distinguished Professor Emerita, researcher, and choreographer at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She was Principal Soloist with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company when Antony Tudor was Director of Ballet and also danced with Robert Joffrey and Agnes de Mille. She is a past president of the Society of Dance History Scholars, and has authored and edited several books on dance history, including Teaching Dance Studies.