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Dance leadership: theory into practice

Dance leadership: theory into practice

Alexandre, Jane M., author

This volume proposes a theoretical framework for understanding dance leadership for dancers, leaders, and students of both domains, illustrated by portraits of leaders in action in India, South Africa, UK, US, Brazil, and Canada. What is dance leadership? Who practices it, in what setting, and why? This "what is"-rather than "how to"- volume proposes a theoretical framework for understanding dance leadership for dancers, leaders, and students of both domains, illustrated by portraits of leaders in action in India, South Africa, UK, US, Brazil and Canada. What is dance leadership? Who practices it, in what setting, and why? Through performance, choreography, teaching, writing, organizing and directing, the dance leaders portrayed herein instigate change and forward movement. Illustrating all that is unique about leading in dance, and by extension the other arts, readers can engage with such wide-ranging issues as: Does the practice of leading require followers? How does one individual's dance movement act on others in a group? What does `social engagement' mean for artists? Is the pursuit of art and culture a human right?

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Published London: Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
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Statement of responsibility: Jane M. Alexandre
ISBN: 1137575921, 9781137575920
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 212 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Performing Arts.; Theatre direction & production; Dance.; Performing arts; Individual actors & performers; Theatre studies; Dance; Leadership.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781137575913

Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Toward a Theoretical View of Dance Leadership.
  3. “We Think Differently in the Landscape of Dance".
  4. “I Wanted to Be a Dance Company and not a Social Project".
  5. “The Outcome Will Be Exciting If the Process Is Exciting".
  6. “We Found There Were Issues We Had to Address”.
  7. “I Want to Ask Questions That Are Normally Swept Under the Carpet”.
  8. “Dance Points Us into Life”.
  9. Circling Back, Moving Forward.
  10. Enhancing the Theory.- 
  11. Conclusion. Bibliography.