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Physics and the art of dance : understanding movement / Kenneth Laws with Arleen Sugano ; photographs by Martha Swope & Gene Schiavone.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008Edition: 2. edDescription: xxi, 263 p. ill. 25 cmISBN:
  • 9780195341010
  • 0195341015
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 612/.044 22
LOC classification:
  • QP310.D35
Other classification:
  • Iky
Contents:
Introduction. Role of physical analysis -- Physics of dance -- Value of analysis to observers -- Value of analysis to dancers, teachers, and health professionals -- Communication : words, images, and photographs -- Balance. Condition for static balance -- Regaining balance -- Balance while rotating -- Final look -- Motions without turns. Acceleration from rest -- Motion in a curved path -- Stopping horizontal motion -- Vertical jumps -- Connections between horizontal and vertical motions -- Grand Jeté "floating" illusion -- Maximizing traveling leaps -- Landings from jumps -- Dance floors : elasticity and friction -- Final leap -- Pirouettes. Torque and rotational momentum in a pirouette -- Pirouettes en Dehors -- Another view of Pirouettes en Dehors -- Progression of Pirouettes en Dehors -- Pirouettes en Dedans -- Arabesque turn -- Illusion turn -- Grande Pirouette -- Fouetté turns -- Repeated pirouettes -- Final turn -- Turns in the air. Demi-fouette -- Tour jeté (grand jeté en tournant) -- Saut de basque and the turning assemblé -- Tour en l'air -- Final leap -- Pas de deux. History and appeal of the pas de deux -- Who's responsible for what? -- Physical interactions between partners -- Balance --Accelerating motions -- Final poses-- To the next step -- Mechanics of partnered turns. Starting a supported pirouette -- Balance during a supported pirouette -- Stopping rotation -- Other supported turns -- Final turn -- Mechanics of lifts. Straight lift -- Arabesque lift -- Overhead lifts -- Other lifts -- Catches -- Final thrust -- Effects of body size. Height of a vertical jump -- Entrechats -- Horizontal accelerations and body size -- Body size and pirouettes -- Adagio movements -- Body size and partnered dance -- Effects of body shape -- Final comparison -- Step into the future.
Holdings
Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Book Biblioteket Brinellvägen Iky Laws Available 43731001752
Book Book Biblioteket Brinellvägen Närmag Iky Laws Available 43731001751
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction. Role of physical analysis -- Physics of dance -- Value of analysis to observers -- Value of analysis to dancers, teachers, and health professionals -- Communication : words, images, and photographs -- Balance. Condition for static balance -- Regaining balance -- Balance while rotating -- Final look -- Motions without turns. Acceleration from rest -- Motion in a curved path -- Stopping horizontal motion -- Vertical jumps -- Connections between horizontal and vertical motions -- Grand Jeté "floating" illusion -- Maximizing traveling leaps -- Landings from jumps -- Dance floors : elasticity and friction -- Final leap -- Pirouettes. Torque and rotational momentum in a pirouette -- Pirouettes en Dehors -- Another view of Pirouettes en Dehors -- Progression of Pirouettes en Dehors -- Pirouettes en Dedans -- Arabesque turn -- Illusion turn -- Grande Pirouette -- Fouetté turns -- Repeated pirouettes -- Final turn -- Turns in the air. Demi-fouette -- Tour jeté (grand jeté en tournant) -- Saut de basque and the turning assemblé -- Tour en l'air -- Final leap -- Pas de deux. History and appeal of the pas de deux -- Who's responsible for what? -- Physical interactions between partners -- Balance --Accelerating motions -- Final poses-- To the next step -- Mechanics of partnered turns. Starting a supported pirouette -- Balance during a supported pirouette -- Stopping rotation -- Other supported turns -- Final turn -- Mechanics of lifts. Straight lift -- Arabesque lift -- Overhead lifts -- Other lifts -- Catches -- Final thrust -- Effects of body size. Height of a vertical jump -- Entrechats -- Horizontal accelerations and body size -- Body size and pirouettes -- Adagio movements -- Body size and partnered dance -- Effects of body shape -- Final comparison -- Step into the future.

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