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Methods: Dance Dramaturgs at Work

Katalin Trencsényi

Katalin Trencsényi is a London-based dramaturg. She completed her PhD in Philosophy (Aesthetics) at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. As a freelance dramaturg, Katalin has worked with the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, the Courtyard Theatre, Deafinitely Theatre, Corali Dance Company, and Company of Angels amongst others. Katalin co-founded the Dramaturgs’ Network with Hanna Slättne in 2001, and has worked on its various committees ever since. From 2010 to 2012 Katalin served as President of the Dramaturgs’ Network. Katalin is one of the contributors to the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy (2014). Her monograph on contemporary dramaturgical practices, Dramaturgy in the Making, is to be published by Bloomsbury in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dramaturgy in the Making : A User’s Guide for Theatre Practitioners

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...In their article ‘Dramaturgy on Shifting Grounds’, theorists Hans-Thies Lehmann and Patrick Primavesi observed:In postdramatic theatre, performance art and dance, the traditional hierarchy of theatrical elements has almost vanished...

Dance Poetics: The History of Dramaturgical Thinking in Dance

Katalin Trencsényi

Katalin Trencsényi is a London-based dramaturg. She completed her PhD in Philosophy (Aesthetics) at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. As a freelance dramaturg, Katalin has worked with the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, the Courtyard Theatre, Deafinitely Theatre, Corali Dance Company, and Company of Angels amongst others. Katalin co-founded the Dramaturgs’ Network with Hanna Slättne in 2001, and has worked on its various committees ever since. From 2010 to 2012 Katalin served as President of the Dramaturgs’ Network. Katalin is one of the contributors to the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy (2014). Her monograph on contemporary dramaturgical practices, Dramaturgy in the Making, is to be published by Bloomsbury in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dramaturgy in the Making : A User’s Guide for Theatre Practitioners

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Architecture and dance are usually regarded as the most ancient of all the arts. Yet, throughout the history of art, dance has held the lowest rank. It has often been regarded as a merely decorative entertainment. It was not considered...

Methods of construction 3

Jacqueline Smith-Autard

Jacqueline Smith-Autard is acknowledged as a world-leading exponent in dance education. She has taught dance in schools and universities and was Chief Examiner for the dance GCSE for 10 years. She was a founder member of the NDTA, is a trainer of teachers in dance education and a pioneer in the use of technology to extend and enhance dance pedagogy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dance Composition

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2010

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...The group as an expressive element A group dance can be likened to an orchestra playing of music. Each of the dancers in the group has a vital part to play in the harmonious, living whole. Numerical considerations...

Methods of construction 5

Jacqueline Smith-Autard

Jacqueline Smith-Autard is acknowledged as a world-leading exponent in dance education. She has taught dance in schools and universities and was Chief Examiner for the dance GCSE for 10 years. She was a founder member of the NDTA, is a trainer of teachers in dance education and a pioneer in the use of technology to extend and enhance dance pedagogy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dance Composition

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2010

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...Several elements of construction have already emerged in the discussion on the construction of a dance. It may be useful to convey these in a list so that the reader can select each element and evaluate its constructional purpose in any...

Methods of construction 6

Jacqueline Smith-Autard

Jacqueline Smith-Autard is acknowledged as a world-leading exponent in dance education. She has taught dance in schools and universities and was Chief Examiner for the dance GCSE for 10 years. She was a founder member of the NDTA, is a trainer of teachers in dance education and a pioneer in the use of technology to extend and enhance dance pedagogy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dance Composition

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2010

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...Understanding the term ‘style’ In dance, the terms style and technique can mean the same thing because the word technique often means the content of the idiom, not merely how it is manipulated/presented. Thus we have ballet, jazz...

Methods of construction 7

Jacqueline Smith-Autard

Jacqueline Smith-Autard is acknowledged as a world-leading exponent in dance education. She has taught dance in schools and universities and was Chief Examiner for the dance GCSE for 10 years. She was a founder member of the NDTA, is a trainer of teachers in dance education and a pioneer in the use of technology to extend and enhance dance pedagogy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dance Composition

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2010

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...Meaning of terms – improvisation and exploration First, it is important to discuss the meaning of the term improvisation and its relationship with the term exploration which is used frequently in this book. The latter is defined...

Audiences’ Experience of Proximity and Co-presence in Live Dance Performance

Corinne Jola

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Matthew Reason

Matthew Reason is Professor of Theatre and Performance at York St John University, UK. Publications include Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performance (2006), The Young Audience: Exploring and Enhancing Children's Experiences of Theatre (2010) and, co-edited with Dee Reynolds, Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Contexts (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Introduction Spectators’ experiences while watching dance have recently gained much attention in scientific research. Cognitive neuroscience, a field that generally studies...

Memory and Dance: ‘Bodies of Knowledge’ in Contemporary Dance

Performing the Remembered Present : The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The author’s research described here has been supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Linkage Project and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant schemes: DP0986394, LE0668448, LP0562687, LP130100670...

Methods of construction 8

Jacqueline Smith-Autard

Jacqueline Smith-Autard is acknowledged as a world-leading exponent in dance education. She has taught dance in schools and universities and was Chief Examiner for the dance GCSE for 10 years. She was a founder member of the NDTA, is a trainer of teachers in dance education and a pioneer in the use of technology to extend and enhance dance pedagogy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dance Composition

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2010

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...The purpose of this chapter is not to expose the theories or histories behind the various forms of new or post-modern dance. Rather, it concentrates on three defining and distinctive characteristics distilled from the study of a range...

Standing back from the process – evaluations

Jacqueline Smith-Autard

Jacqueline Smith-Autard is acknowledged as a world-leading exponent in dance education. She has taught dance in schools and universities and was Chief Examiner for the dance GCSE for 10 years. She was a founder member of the NDTA, is a trainer of teachers in dance education and a pioneer in the use of technology to extend and enhance dance pedagogy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dance Composition

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2010

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...The composer’s freedom The process of composing a dance varies with each person who attempts it, and no one can set out rules or methods of progression which can be followed to achieve guaranteed success. When the composer...