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Physics and the art of dance

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Author: Search for this author Laws, Kenneth (author); Sugano, Arleen (author)
Statement of Responsibility: Kenneth Laws with Arleen Sugano ; photographs by Martha Swope & Gene Schiavone
Medium identifier: SKH
Year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press
Media group: Buch
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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, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies. The book explores the natural laws that govern the subtleties of balance, the techniques of leaps and pirouettes, and the impressive lifts and turns executed by ballet partners. Finally, Laws offers insight into two current discussions in the dance world--the effect of body size on ballet technique, and the relationship between science and the art of dance. Beautiful, original stop-action photographs by Martha Swope, along with clear diagrams, illustrate the concepts described in the text. Plus, an intriguing &quote;puzzler&quote; at the beginning of each chapter provides an engaging entre into the topics presented. For those who want a more advanced understanding of the physics, extensive appendices are provided.

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Author: Search for this author Laws, Kenneth (author); Sugano, Arleen (author)
Statement of Responsibility: Kenneth Laws with Arleen Sugano ; photographs by Martha Swope & Gene Schiavone
Medium identifier: SKH
Year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press
Works included: Foreword by Martha Swope ; Preface ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Balance ; 3. Motions Without Turns ; 4. Pirouettes ; 5. Turns in the Air ; 6. The Pas de Deux ; 7. The Mechanics of Partnered Turns ; 8. The Mechanics of Lifts, 9. The Effects of Body Size ; 10. A Step into the Future ; Appendix A - Linear Mechanics and Newton's Laws ; Appendix B - Rotational Mechanics ; Appendix C - Anatomical Data for Dancers, Foreword by Martha Swope ; Preface ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Balance ; 3. Motions Without Turns ; 4. Pirouettes ; 5. Turns in the Air ; 6. The Pas de Deux ; 7. The Mechanics of Partnered Turns ; 8. The Mechanics of Lifts ; 9. The Effects of Body Siz, Appendix I - Quantitative Analysis of the Fouette Turn ; Appendix J - Quantitative Analysis of the Supported Fouette Turn ; Appendix K - Lean, Don't Slip ; Appendix L - Biomechanical Forces in a Dancer's Body ; Glossary ; Index
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ISBN: 978-0-19-534101-0
Description: Second edition, xxi, 263 Seiten : Illustrationen
Tags: Training; Physics in art; Human mechanics; Biophysik; Ballet dancing; Bewegungsforschung; Tanz; Physiologie; Tanztechnik; Mensch; Körper
Language: Englisch
Media group: Buch