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Leap into the world of a ballet dancer! In this engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the history of this art form as well as what a ballet dancer does to get ready for a performance. With informational text, vibrant photographs, a sample schedule of ballet dancer's day, a look at ballet positions, and simple, clear text, readers learn about the basics of ballet and that this beautiful art form takes a lot of hard work and dedication.
A Dancer's Pocket Guide to Embodied Performance takes an inside, experiential view of the art of dance performance. It encourages dancers to reach through and beyond technique into the rich landscape of expression that sensory embodiment allows. Whether exploring this broader territory as a student, performer, teacher or audience member, the concepts presented will help the reader gain insight into the expressive elements of the art of dance.
What does it mean to be able to move? The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility.
Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and performance, including studies of dancers from Yvonne Rainer, Martha Graham and Anna Halprin to Kazuo Ohno and Kikuo Tomoeda, and directors such as Romeo Castellucci. They draw a fascinating comparison between the youth-oriented Western culture and dance cultures such as that of Japan's, where aging dancers are celebrated as part of the country's living heritage.
The first cross-cultural study of its kind, The Aging Body in DanceÂ offers an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners interested in global dance cultures and their differing responses to the world's aging population.
The performance testing of Web applications is not understood properly and no skill sets are available to address the challenges faced by practitioners. In addition, there is currently a lack of available research on the performance aspects of the application. "Integrated Approach to Web Performance Testing: A Practitioner's Guide" fills this void and provides an integrated approach and guidelines to performance testing of Web-based systems. Based upon a mix of theoretical and practical concepts, this book provides a detailed understanding of the various aspects of performance testing in relation to the different phases of the software development life cycle. Using a rich mixture of examples, checklists, and templates, this book illustrates the different facets of application performance. "Integrated Approach to Web Performance Testing: A Practitioner's Guide" applies a practical approach to making appropriate choices of tools, methodologies and project management for performance testing.
This book contains readings of American, British and European postmodern dances informed by feminist, postcolonialist, queer, and poststructuralist theories. It explores the roles dance and space play in constructing subjectivity. By focusing on site-specific dance, the mutual construction of bodies and spaces, body-space interfaces and "in-between spaces," the dances and dance films are read "against the grain" to reveal their potential for troubling conventional notions of subjectivity associated with a white, Western, heterosexual able-bodied, male norm.
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