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The Intimate Act of Choreography

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  68 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A comprehensive book that covers all aspects of choreography from the most fundamental techniques to highly sophisticated artistic concerns. The Intimate Act of Choreography presents the what and how of choreography in a workable format that begins with basics- - time, space, force -- and moves on to the more complex issues faced by the intermediate and advanced choreograp ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 30th 1982 by University of Pittsburgh Press (first published January 1st 1982)
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Leticia
I'm closing the chapter on this book. I started reading it faithfully, and came to (re)learn so much more about my dance. All of the things that apply to me as a writer also apply to me as a dancer. Except the observation is less about the whole picture, and more about certain parts: movement, texture, shape, space, mood, time. All about texture in movement, and texture in movement, and how the two are related.

As a bellydancer, it was extremely useful to me, in theory and philosophy. In practise
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Tania Gee
I think this is the best book on choreography, not only for its ideas but also for its writing. Many other books are pretty dry reading material, this is always fascinating and insightful.
Kalise
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I am debating on using this for the choreography class I will be teaching, so far it seems pretty good!
Amy Danielson
Fabulous. A must read for any dancer, of any style!
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