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Dance Composition: A Practical Guide to Creative Success in Dance Making
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 220 pages
Published December 7th 2004 by Routledge
(first published 1976)
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I have a confession to make: I didn't actually read this book all the way through. I found the parts on actually composing dances to be very interesting, but then when the focus switched to constantly talking about how awesome the author's DVD resource pack is, I lost interest. Look, I agree with her that DVD technology makes it easier to review choreographies, and that it can be a useful tool for teaching dance composition to college students, but I feel like that probably should have been a ...more
There is a lot of unnecessary repetition inside this book! And straw. Section 2 and 6 are OK, but sections 4 and 5 are infomercials. And even English is not my first language, I must say the author needs a better editor. I read the sixth edition, which supposedly means the book has been improved several times. However, I found many punctuation mistakes and redundant paragraphs.