Dance This Notebook is a must have journal for dance students and dance teachers.
Each page contains an inspirational quote by Janaea Rose Lyn and artwork by Laura Higgins Palmer. Fitting easily into a dance bag, it also makes a wonderful gift for all types of creative people.
Life is a process of unfolding.
Your Dance Career
on Innovative Ink Publishing!
Passion is why you dance. Discipline is how you prepare. Turning your passion and discipline into a livelihood also requires preparation. A dancer doesn't just happen, neither does a career.
Taking an active approach and focusing on, “What do I have to offer, and how can I find work that is meaningful?” places you center stage. From this perspective you can combine your talent and goals with practical skills to choreograph the career which only you can dance.
This engaging handbook is intended as a resource and companion for students, dancers, choreographers, directors, and educators at any career stage. Practical information, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples, come alive with artwork, and stories from the author’s life in dance.
PART ONE: FIRST STEPS
Defining What Matters
PART TWO: PHRASING
Putting Yourself on Paper
PART THREE: PARTNERING
Networking, Interviewing, Auditioning, and Choices
PART FOUR: BEHIND THE SCENES
Arts Administration, Directing, and Concert Production
Collaborative Dance Making: Philosophy and Practice
In this article, I share my approach to collaborative dance making. I used this in both workshop settings with learners of all ages and abilities, and as a more complex process for developing full productions with community college students.
I describe the basic practice as well as the philosophy that informs my work, which is designed to foster connection and communication through dance.
This is followed by a description of a more in-depth application of this cooperative choreographic process within which students can express their personal stories as part of a larger theme in a fully produced performance.
The role of educator as facilitator in this process is key, and so I share strategies for faculty and peer mentoring as well as specific feedback techniques.