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Contents Preface Featured Artists and Works: Alonzo King Featured Artists and Works: Dwight Rhoden How to Use the DVD Dance Composition Basics DVD Menu Acknowledgments Chapter 1 The Body: Exploring the Ways We Move Lesson 1 Impulse: Origins of Movement Lesson 2 Phrase: Linking Movements Lesson 3 Gesture: Personal Vocabulary of Movement Lesson 4 Shape: Body Design Lesson 5 Problem Solving: Creating a Solo Chapter 2 Space: Exploring the Expanse We Move In Lesson 1 Air and Floor Pathways: Mapping the Route Lesson 2 Diagonals: From Corner to Corner Lesson 3 Symmetry: Balancing Shapes Lesson 4 Positive and Negative Space: Sharing a Shape Lesson 5 Balance: Supporting Each Other Lesson 6 Imitation: Reflecting Each Other Lesson 7 Problem Solving: Creating a Duet Chapter 3 Time: Exploring Tempo Lesson 1 Slow Motion: Dancing in Reverie Lesson 2 Speed: Learning to Dance Quickly Lesson 3 Pacing: Combining Different Pulses Lesson 4 Accelerating: How Fast Can It Go? Lesson 5 Problem Solving: Creating a Trio Chapter 4 Energy: Force Generating Movement Lesson 1 Inertia: Readiness to Move Lesson 2 Opposites: Contrasting Energies Lesson 3 Dynamics: Qualities of Movement Lesson 4 Intensity: Increasing and Decreasing Force Lesson 5 Problem Solving: Creating a Small-Group Composition Chapter 5 Choreographic Devices: Creating Finished Compositions Lesson 1 Call and Response: Antiphonal Movement Lesson 2 Canon: Dancing in Unison a Few Counts Apart Lesson 3 Directional Mirroring: Parallel Reflecting and Reverse Reflecting Lesson 4 Variation: Interweaving and Varying Patterns Lesson 5 Problem Solving: Creating a Movement Suite Glossary Bibliography Index About the Author Dance Composition Basics DVD
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Choreography -- Textbooks.