Aerial Dance [With DVD]
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"Aerial Dance" is the first book to showcase this newest dance genre. The book traces the historical roots of this latest art form, which is rapidly gaining in popularity. It also defines its place in the lineage of modern dance and addresses aesthetics, philosophical approaches to teaching, and safety issues.

"Aerial Dance" will be of great interest to all those associated...more
Paperback, 141 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Human Kinetics Publishers
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Jenn
Aerial Dance is not meant to be a guide to the practice, that is best obtained by direct lessons with a trained professonial. However, for dance and movement enthusiasts, it is a great introduction to the history of Aerial Dancing and a guide to the different types of Aerial that exist. Bernasconi and Smith have compiled research and interviews from aerialists around the U.S. giving their readers a taste of the development of the form and variations of style. I found it to be a valuable guide to...more
Kate
I read (well, skimmed) this book because I recently took a class in aerial silks and this was pretty much the only book I could find on Amazon that mentions the subject. I was hoping for more of an instructional sort of book, but this was a history of all types of aerial dance (including static trapeze, lyra, silks, rope, and other random objects). There was a DVD included but it was older performances of very low video quality. The dances were semi-interesting and seemed to be mostly experiment...more
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