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Identifying Choreographic Form

Sandra Cerny Minton

Sandra Cerny Minton, PhD, is co-coordinator of the dance education master's degree program at the University of Northern Colorado. She has 26 years' experience running a dance program at the university level and has choreographed and directed numerous main stage concerts. She also taught for 10 years in public schools. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from UCLA, where she studied under nationally renowned dance educator Alma Hawkins. Minton was a founding member of the National Dance Education Organization and has served as publications director for the National Dance Association. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Choreography : A Basic Approach Using Improvisation

Human Kinetics, 2018

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... forms. Created by Sandra Minton. Experience in Action: Observing and Responding to Choreographic Forms View a video of a choreography and determine whether its development parallels one of the choreographic forms described. Identify...

Exploring and Improvising Movement

Sandra Cerny Minton

Sandra Cerny Minton, PhD, is co-coordinator of the dance education master's degree program at the University of Northern Colorado. She has 26 years' experience running a dance program at the university level and has choreographed and directed numerous main stage concerts. She also taught for 10 years in public schools. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from UCLA, where she studied under nationally renowned dance educator Alma Hawkins. Minton was a founding member of the National Dance Education Organization and has served as publications director for the National Dance Association. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Choreography : A Basic Approach Using Improvisation

Human Kinetics, 2018

Ebook Chapter

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... created and photographed by Sandra Minton. The sculpture in photo (a) is light blue green and somewhat shiny. Its surface is covered with small white and black splotches. The girl's hair extends down to merge with her skirt, and her hand...

Designing and Shaping the Dance

Sandra Cerny Minton

Sandra Cerny Minton, PhD, is co-coordinator of the dance education master's degree program at the University of Northern Colorado. She has 26 years' experience running a dance program at the university level and has choreographed and directed numerous main stage concerts. She also taught for 10 years in public schools. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from UCLA, where she studied under nationally renowned dance educator Alma Hawkins. Minton was a founding member of the National Dance Education Organization and has served as publications director for the National Dance Association. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Choreography : A Basic Approach Using Improvisation

Human Kinetics, 2018

Ebook Chapter

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... of dashes. From Modem Dance, Body and Mind: A Basic Approach for Beginners 2nd edition by Minton. 1991. Adapted with permission of Brooks/Cole, a division of Thomson Learning: www.thomsonrights.com. Fax 800-730-2215. Examples of Exploring...

Staging the Performance

Sandra Cerny Minton

Sandra Cerny Minton, PhD, is co-coordinator of the dance education master's degree program at the University of Northern Colorado. She has 26 years' experience running a dance program at the university level and has choreographed and directed numerous main stage concerts. She also taught for 10 years in public schools. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from UCLA, where she studied under nationally renowned dance educator Alma Hawkins. Minton was a founding member of the National Dance Education Organization and has served as publications director for the National Dance Association. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Choreography : A Basic Approach Using Improvisation

Human Kinetics, 2018

Ebook Chapter

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...A dance exists only in the mind of the choreographer and as a rehearsal exercise until it is performed. The choreographic process is completed when a dance is brought to the stage and performed for an audience. However, bringing a dance...
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...The process of positioning dancers while making a dance; the act of mounting a finished choreography onstage...
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...A subtle ensemble skill that helps with spacing, flocking, and timing...
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...Example of how changing focus can change the look of a movement...
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...The act of bringing dance movement to an appropriate ending, as in the conclusion of an improvisation or choreography...
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...A choreographic form consisting of pieces of movement that are often unrelated but are brought together to create a whole...
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...A pattern traced in space with the whole body or a part of the body...