Dance Production

These shoes were originally named character shoes for the fact that they were worn by actors either auditioning for roles or acting onstage.

Author: Jeromy Hopgood

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317635413

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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Dance Production: Design and Technology introduces you to the skills you need to plan, design, and execute the technical aspects of a dance production. While it may not seem that staging a dance production is that different from a play or musical, in reality a dance performance offers up unique intricacies and challenges all its own, from scenery that accommodates choreography, to lighting design that sculpts the body, and costumes that complement movement. This unique book approaches the process of staging a dance production from a balanced perspective, making it an essential resource for dancers and designers alike. Covering a broad range of topics, author Jeromy Hopgood takes the reader through the process of producing dance from start to finish – including pre-production planning (collaboration, production process, personnel, performance spaces), design disciplines (lighting, sound, scenery, costumes, projections), stage management, and more. Bridging the gap between theatrical and dance design, the book includes a quick reference guide for theatrical and dance terminology, useful in giving dancers and designers a common working vocabulary that will ensure productive communication across the different fields.


around a duffel bag full of dancewear, headshots/résumés, and those ubiquitous character shoes. We all lived for that ol' audition magic when a director ...

Author: Allison Allen

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493411030

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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It's time you stepped into the light of God's role for you Actors aren't the only ones who play characters. Many of us do, much of the time. We walk into a room, figure out who we're supposed to be in this context, slip into character, and say the lines we know we should say. We become someone else. Maybe we tell ourselves it's some version of us, but deep down we know this inauthentic character is not what God wants for our lives--and it's not what we want either. With fascinating personal stories and sharp insight into human nature, former actor Allison Allen calls you to drop the brave act and step into the role of a lifetime--being your real self in Christ, no matter what the critics might say. She gives you permission to talk about, rather than around, the things you feel, freeing you to step out of the shadows and into the light of God's true calling. "The life-giving content on these pages has the power to fill your sails with holy wind and literally change the trajectory of your story!"--Lisa Harper, bestselling author and Bible teacher "In this book, Allison shares stories of conquering fear, pain, and rejection that uniquely paved the way toward growth, joy, and wisdom. She teaches us to rise above it all and experience God's beautiful light. You will most definitely be inspired."--Scott Hamilton, Olympic figure skating champion; sports commentator; inspirational speaker; cancer survivor "Through Allison's beautifully transparent story, you and I are encouraged to step out of the shadows of fear and self-doubt and, in Jesus's name, shine!"--Sheila Walsh, bestselling author of In the Middle of the Mess; co-host of LIFE Today

Creating the Character Costume

Shoes. As with millinery, the art of shoemaking can be difficult, ... as adding a buckle or some jewels to modern character shoes to make them look period).

Author: Cheralyn Lambeth

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317597964

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Many beginning and hobbyist costumers believe that professional costume/prop builders have unlimited and specialized resources with which to ply their craft. Actually, the pros create things in much the same way that hobbyists do, working as resourcefully and creatively as possible with a limited budget. Creating the Character Costume dives into these methods to showcase how to achieve expert looks with limited means and lots of creativity. Part One explores tools, materials, and construction methods.

Beginning Jazz Dance

Students commonly begin in bare feet and put on jazz shoes after the warm-up. Some classes require the women to wear character shoes.

Author: Robey, James


ISBN: 9781450468947

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 153


Beginning Jazz Dance provides students with the context and the basic instruction they need in order to learn beginning jazz dance techniques and become more knowledgeable dancers. The web resource has 55 photos and video clips showing basic jazz dance technique.

Dance Wellness

Footwear and clothing both have the potential to influence dance ... The design and construction of dance shoes can provide protection and support for ...

Author: Wilmerding, Mary Virginia

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492515814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 464


Dancer Wellness, created by the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, offers guidance on the foundations, mental components, and physical aspects of dancer wellness. Readers will learn concepts and strategies to develop as dancers and to create their own dancer wellness plan.

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance

Musical theatre dancers use different types of shoes depending on the form of dance used in a particular show. Your instructor will tell you what type of ...

Author: Diana Dart Harris

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492585220

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance introduces students to basic musical theatre dance techniques from a variety of genres, forms, and styles and explains how to put them into practice for performance on stage. Part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series, the text and web resource offer students what they need to know about auditions, rehearsals, performing, and caring for themselves so they can have a successful experience in a musical theatre dance course. Designed for students enrolled in introductory musical theatre dance courses, the text contains photos and descriptions of basic warm-up exercises, center work, steps from a variety of dance genres used in musical theatre dance, partnering, and lifts. For those new to dance, the text provides an orientation to the structure of a musical theatre dance class and includes information on meeting class expectations, dressing appropriately, preparing mentally and physically, maintaining proper nutrition and hydration, and avoiding injury. The accompanying web resource presents more than 60 instructional video clips to help students practice and review musical theatre dance forms, techniques, and adaptations. A glossary builds students’ fluency in the vocabulary of musical theatre dance terminology, adaptations of steps, and styles. Each chapter contains learning features to support students’ knowledge, including experiences, e-journal assignments, web links, and interactive quizzes. To dance on the musical theatre stage, students need to know how the world of musical theatre works; the expectations they must meet; and how to audition, rehearse, perform, and care for themselves. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance will arm them with the practical information as well as the historical background they need for success. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance is part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series incudes resources for ballet, tap, modern dance, and jazz that support introductory technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text includes a web resource offering video clips of dance instruction, learning aids, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a guide to learning, performing, and viewing dance.

Independent Reading Inside the Box

Inferring Character's Emotions Give examples from the story of when a character ... Inferring In a Character's Shoes If you were the main character, ...


Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551387963

Category: Children

Page: 158

View: 969


Safe Dance Practice

Even styles with percussive stamping movements traditionally use shoes that ... Since neither bare feet nor dance footwear provide protection and support, ...

Author: Quin, Edel

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781450496452

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 906


Safe Dance Practice bridges the gap between research and application for dancers and dance educators at all levels. The book presents integrated guidelines and principles that will maximize physical and mental well-being without compromising creativity and expression.

Dramatic Dance

An Actor's Approach to Dance as a Dramatic Art Darren Royston. and the ribbons on the shoes. Louis XIV wore a glorious costume of shining gold to match the ...

Author: Darren Royston

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780933146

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 449


Dance is part of the art of theatre, a part which connects to movement, to communication, to improvisation, and to performance. It cannot exist on its own in the context of dramatic performance, but works in conjunction with other elements to enable meanings to be created in performance. Dramatic Dance sets a programme for actors to perform dance as part of the drama, offering several approaches which can contribute to developing this understanding, to training this skill, and always ensuring that the whole active and thinking body and mind are fully engaged with the task of making dance an integral and vital part of theatre. To study dance in this way allows students to develop further their understanding of logic and structure in a dramatic text. Many books deal with one aspect of dance or another: some on dance training, some on dance history, some on Rudolf Laban's ideas, some as dance manuals, and some as academic papers. Dramatic Dance is the first book to act as a comprehensive guide for theatre practice, bringing together these different, complementary disciplines.

Netter s Sports Medicine E Book

Ribbon friction blister and cuts from Character shoes. character shoes. • Subtalar coalition • Bony connection that is between the calcaneus and either the ...

Author: Christopher Madden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323296151

Category: Medical

Page: 752

View: 750


Netter’s Sports Medicine, by Christopher C. Madden, MD, Margot Putukian, MD, FACSM, Craig C. Young, MD, and Eric C. McCarty, MD, is a reference designed to help you meet the challenges presented by your patients in this growing interdisciplinary field. More than 1,000 Netter images, along with photos of physical examination techniques and imaging examples, provide a rich visual understanding, while a bulleted text format, combined with a user-friendly organization by specific types of injuries as well as different types of sports, makes reference quick and easy. Discussions of a full range of sports—traditional as well as less common—ensure that the coverage is comprehensive and up to date. From pre-participation exams, musculoskeletal injuries, sports nutrition, and sports general medical problems in athletes...this reference equips you with the guidance you need to keep your patients at the top of their game. Presents more than 1,000 Netter illustrations accompanied by photos of physical examination techniques, radiographs, and other imaging techniques—including CT and MRI—that equip you with a rich visual understanding of sports medicine. Features a bulleted text format for quick-read guidance. Organizes information by specific types of injuries as well as different types of sports for an easy-to-access reference. Discusses traditional along with less common sports for comprehensive coverage that is up to date. Includes a section that examines considerations for specific athlete populations, including children, women, the senior athlete and the physically challenged, to help you meet their special needs. Presents the cross-disciplinary contributions of primary care physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, dentists, orthopaedic surgeons, and others, who provide a well-rounded perspective on the subject. Combines current, evidence-based information with expert clinical guidance for a high-yield reference.

Dance Words

FOOTWEAR Barefoot Originally a hallmark of modern dance, beginning with Isadora Duncan ... said in contrast to pointe shoes or character shoes or barefoot.

Author: Valerie Preston-Dunlop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134361229

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 740

View: 876


First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Merchant of Venice Beach

It took Suzanna a moment to let go of her character-shoes dream, but since her character-shoes dream was only about a week old, she found she could easily ...

Author: Celia Bonaduce

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781601831224

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 925


The Rollicking Bun--Home of the Epic Scone--is the center of Suzanna Wolf's life. Part tea shop, part bookstore, part home, it's everything she's ever wanted right on the Venice Beach boardwalk, including partnership with her two best friends from high school, Eric and Fernando. But with thirty-three just around the corner, suddenly Suzanna wants something more--something strictly her own. Salsa lessons, especially with a gorgeous instructor, seem like a good start--a harmless secret, and just maybe the start of a fling. But before she knows it, Suzanna is learning steps she never imagined--and dancing her way into confusion. 68,000 Words

Dance Team

However, both kickline and jazz dance teams can wear slip-on jazz dance shoes. The real fun comes at showtime. Team members wear matching uniforms.

Author: Candice Ransom

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9781635174687

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 667


Introduces the history and basic concepts of dance team. Easy-to-read text, vibrant photos, and dance tips will make readers want to get up and dance.

Fields in Motion

Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance Dena Davida ... Character roles will usually call for character, or heeled, shoes, which will differ slightly for both ...

Author: Dena Davida

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554583775

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 486

View: 782


Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance examines the deeper meanings and resonances of artistic dance in contemporary culture. The book comprises four sections: methods and methodologies, autoethnography, pedagogies and creative processes, and choreographies as cultural and spiritual representations. The contributors bring an insiders insight to their accounts of the nature and function of these artistic practices, giving voice to dancers, dance teachers, creators, programmers, spectators, students, and scholars. International and intergenerational, this collection of groundbreaking scholarly research points to a new direction for both dance studies and dance anthropology. Traditionally the exclusive domain of aesthetic philosophers, the art of dance is here reframed as cultural practice, and its significance is revealed through a chorus of voices from practitioners and insider ethnographers.

Literature Lab

Shoe Description The kind of shoes people wear can tell a lot about them . In this project , you will use a shoe to tell about a character and also to tell ...



ISBN: 1593630328



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Dance Your Dance

The girls would be in tux- like dance outfits, too, with top hats, tails, and character shoes. That's right— heels. No more combat boots and sneakers.

Author: Laurieann Gibson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785234333

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 899


Your road map to never giving up on your dream. World-renowned choreographer and creative visionary Laurieann Gibson speaks to the dreamer in you: the artist, the writer, the thinker, the athlete, the mogul, the scientist, the entrepreneur, the mover and shaker. The part of you that knows your passion, that puts a kick-snare boom-kack rhythm in your heart. That part of you that makes you feel alive. Your dream, your dance, is unique to you. No matter your calling, Laurieann wants you to seize your passion and use it to propel you to your best life. For the first time, she shares the principles that not only shaped her career but also guided her work with the world’s biggest pop stars—so that you, too, can Act on the creative spark that brings you joy Move beyond the Dreamkillers of your past Persevere through the toughest moments Build a team to support you on your journey Empower others to realize their own dreams Drawing on her fascinating artistic experiences and the faith that sustained her through her biggest challenges, Laurieann offers a step-by-step guide to living out your vision. Because when it comes to being who God created you to be, it’s always your time to shine.

Beyond the Dance

Finally, after a year of trials, Che felt satisfied that he could produce dance shoes that were less expensive but of high quality.

Author: Chan Hon Goh

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 9781770490642

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 651


Shortlisted for the Rocky Mountain Book Award Nominated for The Rocky Mountain Book Award (An Alberta Children's Choice Book Award) Nominated for the 2003 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction An elegant, expressive dancer, Chan Hon Goh is one of the ballet world’s great stars. She is a brilliant technician possessing a delicate beauty and radiant stage presence. Born in Beijing to dancer parents, she tells the story of their flight to Canada from an oppressive regime that thwarted her father’s career, her rigorous training, and her battle to achieve acceptance as the only Chinese-born prima ballerina in the history of the National Ballet. This fascinating look at the life of a dancer will appeal not only to the legions of Chan Hon Goh’s admirers and to students of ballet, but also to young readers who understand what it is to pursue a dream.

Welcome to Fat Chance Texas

She knew just how Diane Lane's character felt. ... Taking a long, soothing sip, she thumbed through the dance shoes catalog, already feeling as if she'd ...

Author: Celia Bonaduce

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 9781601834294

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 597


“A fresh, heartwarming voice.” —Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author For champion professional knitter Dymphna Pearl, inheriting part of a sun-blasted ghost town in the Texas hill country isn’t just unexpected, it’s a little daunting. To earn a cash bequest that could change her life, she’ll have to leave California to live in tiny, run-down Fat Chance for six months—with seven strangers. Impossible! Or is it? Trading her sandals for cowboy boots, Dymphna dives into her new life with equal parts anxiety and excitement. After all, she’s never felt quite at home in Santa Monica anyway. Maybe Fat Chance will be her second chance. But making it habitable is going take more than a lasso and Wild West spirit. With an opinionated buzzard overlooking the proceedings and mismatched strangers learning to become friends, Dymphna wonders if unlocking the secrets of her own heart is the way to strike real gold.

Readers Writing

CHARACTER'S. SHOES. NAME IT Writing about how you would feel if you were in a ... Helps you better understand a situation from different characters' ...

Author: Elizabeth Hale

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571108432

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 137


When faced with a blank page in their readers' notebooks, students often fall back on what is familiar: summarizing. Despite our best efforts to model through comprehension strategies what good readers do, many students struggle to transfer this knowledge and make it their own when writing independently about books. In Readers Writing, Elizabeth Hale offers ninety-one practical lessons that show teachers how students of all ability levels can use readers' notebooks to think critically, on their own, one step at a time. Each of the lessons uses a fiction or nonfiction book to address a comprehension strategy--questioning, connecting, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, visualizing, or monitoring--by showing students one specific way they can write about their thinking. Each lesson also provides an example of how to model the strategy. All of the lessons follow a similar format with five components--Name It, Why Do It?, Model It, Try It, and Share It--and include time for students to actively process what they learn by talking about and trying out the strategy in their readers' notebooks. Elizabeth also provides suggestions for supporting student independence, managing independent writing time, scaffolding comprehension of nonfiction texts as well as assessing and conferencing with readers' notebooks. Helpful appendices include a table that illustrates how each lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards and a list of additional titles that can be used to demonstrate each of the ninety-one lessons. Readers Writing gives teachers a way to engage all children with readers' notebooks, to learn the language of thinking, one strategy at a time, and to become lifelong readers who can think and write critically on their own.