This site offers a wealth of information about Ballet/Classical Artist from around the globe. Students will find information about dancers, choreographers, and the most influential in this form of dance.
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Making visions of dance come alive requires inspiration, determination and refined craft. A choreographer may have vivid ideas for a new work. However, translating this imagination into dancers' bodies and shaping it into a dance that is ready to be performed is a very challenging, yet equally rewarding, process. This site offers guidance to help make visions become a reality.
A wide variety of dance forms exist around the world. Here is an introduction to over 40 traditional and contemporary dance forms that you may encounter on stages near you. You'll find 24 major dance styles and additional information on variations within certain forms. Most of these are theatrical dance forms whose primary purpose is artistic presentation before an audience. Some forms play a wider social role but are nonetheless adapted for theatrical performance.
Students will learn the "Who's Who's" within a dance company. They will learn the roles of the artistic team, including dancers, choreographers, designers and composers, and the many individuals who work behind the scenes.
This site offers a variety of facts to spark conversation, interest or answer questins students may have about dance. Teachers may use this webpage for warmups, open discussion, or a little fun with trivia.
The human body is the dancer's instrument of expression. Understanding how the body works can help a dancer stay in shape, improve performance, increase confidence and add longevity to his or her performing career. It can also help a dancer avoid injury. If an injury does occur, knowledge of human anatomy can contribute to a safe process of healing and recovery.
Behind every successful dance production you'll find: Inspiration, hard work and discipline,
good planning, communication and budgeting, creativity, rehearsal, an appropriate venue, effective publicity, and an audience. Students will be introduced to every aspect of how to take dance to the stage as well as who is involved in the process.
This site offers a wealth of information about Modern/Contemporary Artist from around the globe. Students will find information about dancers, choreographers, and the most influential in this form of dance.