Physics And The Art Of Dance

Physics and the Art of Dance
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date
Category Science
Total Pages 263
ISBN 0195341015
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Physics and the Art of Dance gives all who enjoy dance - whether as dancers, students, teachers, or fans - an opportunity to understand what happens when human bodies move in the remarkable ways we call dance. How, for instance, do dancers create the illusion of defying gravity? Or of starting to spin when in the air with no source of force to act on their bodies? You may observe some dancers using their arms in a way that allows some to jump higher than others. What is that technique, and why does it work? In this second edition, author Ken Laws - a physicist with years of professional dance training - teams with veteran dance instructor Arleen Sugano to provide new step-by-step experiments for dancers. "What you see" sections describe the way physical principles form the framework within which some movements exist. The complementary "What you do" sections allow dancers to experience how those physical analyses can provide them a more efficient means of learning how to carry out those movements. Throughout, the book shows how movements are first artistic expressions, and secondly movements of the body within the framework of easy-to-understand physical principles. Dancers and dance instructors will find in this book an efficient means of improving technical proficiency and growing professional and aesthetic development. For physics and science teachers, the book provides a new and compelling way to draw people into the world of science. And observers and fans of dance will marvel over the beautiful time-stop photography by renowned dance photographers Martha Swope and Gene Schiavone.

Physics and the Art of Dance
  • Author : Kenneth Laws,Arleen Sugano
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2008

Physics and the Art of Dance gives all who enjoy dance - whether as dancers, students, teachers, or fans - an opportunity to understand what happens when human bodies move in the remarkable ways we call dance. How, for instance, do dancers create the illusion of defying gravity? Or of

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Physics and the Art of Dance
  • Author : Kenneth Laws
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-03-14

Written by a physicist with professional dance training, Physics and the Art of Dance explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through an understanding of physics in motion. Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to describe how the laws of gravity,

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  • Author : Emily Coates,Sarah Demers
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01

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  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release Date : 1984

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  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1994

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
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  • Author : Gordon McIntosh,Mary Spencer,Kay Dier,University of Alberta. Association of Professors Emeriti
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  • Release Date : 1999-11

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  • Author : Stanley S. Thornton
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  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
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