The Dance: A Handbook for the Appreciation of the Choreographic Experience
237 p. : ill. (b&w). ; 15.5 x 23.5 cm.
"How does the choreographer translate an inner vision into dance imagery? From what styles and traditions has today's choreography evolved? How do such elements as body language, content, structure, music, and set design work together to create a dance experience?
Knowing the answers to these questions can heighten the viewer's appreciation of the choreographic art. But where can the novice dance viewer go for these answers?
Begin in the pages of this book, where longtime dance writer Joan Cass offers indispensable information on the elements of choreography. In clear language, with examples from both Western and worldwide traditions, Cass highlights and explains the special qualities that mark the best dance creation and performance." --from back of book