The Nikolais/Louis Dance Technique: A Philosophy And Method Of Modern Dance
Alwin NikolaisISBN: 0415970202;
Book DescriptionFinally, the definitive resource for understanding the influential dance technique developed by two pioneers of modern dance, Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis. The Nikolais/Louis Dance Technique is a book that's been years in the making. It combines the practical with the philosophical in a truly wonderful guide that captures the spirit and wisdom of these legendary dance professionals. The Nikolais/Louis technique is presented in a week-to-week classroom manual, complete with class premises, improvisation and composition suggestions, and helpful commentary. It provides an indispensable tool for teachers and students of this widely studied movement practice. In addition, the theoretical basis of the technique is provided in the form of material from Alwin Nikolais' unpublished philosophy of dance, The Unique Gesture, completed just before his death and bringing together a life's worth of insights. Together, the philosophy and methodology span a broad readership...
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