Modern Dance Lessons on DVD Instruction Video
Modern Dance: In the early 1900s two American female dancers, Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis, as well as one German female dancer,
Mary Wigman, started to rebel against the rigid constraints of Classical Ballet. Shedding the authoritarian controls surrounding classical ballet
technique, costume, and shoes, these early modern dance pioneers focused on creative self-expression rather than on technical virtuosity.
Modern dance is approximately 100 years old.
Live At Broadway Dance Center - The Complete Assaf Warm-Up Modern Dance DVD Video Broadway Dance Center; Joshua Pelatzky; Shelly Masenoir; Brittany Kern; Sunny Yoo; Sarah Bellagamba; Michele Assaf
Michèle is known for her excellence in technique and style. With her strong Classical and Modern background she is able to take any dancer and teach them the proper technique and alignment to execute any given movement. Professionally, she has received a Tony Award nomination for Starmites on Broadway, a few other credits include: direction and choreography for The Houston Grand Opera, Opera Pacific, World Tours for Mick Jagger, Michael Bolton and Mariah Carey.
Adaptable to beginners even though it was designed for intermediate and advanced students. Setting: Dance studio with students facing the mirror. The camera is either behind the students or to the side of them. It is as though you are standing in the back of class. Michele is heard in voice over.
Class details: the class starts with standard modern dance warm-ups, head rolls, shoulder rolls, roll down and up; isolations; foot work-tendues, degages,rond de jambe, etc (ballet steps). On the floor abs and stretches. The music is very good: instrumental, percussion and vocal.
Broadway Dance Center: Turns & Turn Combos with Michele Assaf Modern Dance DVD Video Join internationally renowned
director, choreographer and master teacher Michèle Assaf as she presents
an extensive look into the fundamental techniques of Turns. This essential
"dictionary" is perfect for dance students, beginner through advanced.
Dance teachers will find this guide a must, as Michèle's unique skills put
individual turns together into beautiful, thoughtful combinations
emphasizing direction changes as well as a wide variety of preparations
and transitions in and out of the turns. Each turn is broken down into
three levels, from its basic state to its progression for the more
advanced student. Hearing Michèle offer corrections to her diverse group
of dancers as well as watching some movement analyzed in slow motion
increases the enormous benefits offered in this 60-minute video. 60 mins.
Dance Technique of Lester Horton: Guide for Teaching an Advanced Beginners Class DVD Video Modern Dance. The first video class teaching
the legendary Lester Horton technique – The Advanced Beginner Class taught
by Ana Marie Forsythe including Improvisation with Marjorie Perces. This
Advanced Beginners Horton class was created to show how the Horton studies
can be incorporated and taught within a class. The class is based on the
book The Dance Technique of Lester Horton by Marjorie Perces, Ana Marie
Forsythe and Cheryl Bell, and the three Dance Spotlight videos: Lester
Horton Technique The Warm-Up, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. These
sources contain more in depth analysis of the movements and can be used as
reference by teachers and students. The class contains: THE WARM UP with
Ana Marie Forsythe: Round Over and Round Up; Flat Back Series; Primitive
Squat Descent and Ascent; Lateral Stretches; Release Swing Series;
Fortification #1; Prelude #1; Twists with Open Egyptian Arms; Leg Swings;
Leg Swings with Stag Position Balance; Preparation for Deep Forward
Lunges; and Coccyx Balance. IMPROVISATION with Marjorie Perces. CENTER
FLOOR work with Ana Marie Forsythe: Lateral T Study. PROGRESSIONS: Side
Hip Pull; Side Hip Pull with Figure 4 Turn;
Side Hip Pull with Figure 4 Turn and Lateral T Balance; Single Foot Arch
Springs; Single Foot Arch Springs with Stag Jump; and Fortification #14.
DANCERS: Zara Bartels – Lion King – London production; Courtney Corbin –
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 5/05; Katherine Horrigan - Elisa Monte
Dance Company; Mary “Little light” Hudetz – North Carolina Dance Theater
II; Kevin Jackson – Dalas Black Dance Company; ShaylaVie Jenkins; Andrew
Lamar – Kansas City Ballet; James Pierce – Ailey II; Yusha Marie Sorzano –
Ailey II; and Hattie Mae Williams – Independent choreographer. All are
graduates or former students in the Ailey School/Fordham University BFA
program. 90 mins. (2007) DVD-All-Region.
Lester Horton Technique - The Warm-Up Modern Dance DVD Video This is a revolutionary dance training tape for both modern dance and exercise
enthusiasts. This unique program is designed to prepare dancers for rehearsal and
performance. The technique's creator, Lester Horton, was determined to develop a warm-up
that did not limit how the body could move, and that was anatomically corrective. As a
result, his method has enormous variety, range and complexity. Many noted dancers began
their dance training with Horton and used the technique with their own students. Horton
protegees lead a group of young professional dancers through leg swings, metatarsal
presses and fortifications in this exclusive presentation. For the professional dancer who
needs to build strength, agility and flexibility, this tape provides important
injury-preventing techniques. It's also an excellent way for the non-dancer or athlete to
do a non-aerobic workout that helps develop grace and relieves muscle stress. 45 mins. (1990/2005) DVD-All-Region.
Lester Horton Technique - Intermediate Level Modern Dance DVD Video Dance Spotlight presents the
Intermediate tape of the innovative dance training technique of Lester
Horton for modern dancers, teachers and choreographers. Lester Horton
developed a training method which expanded the body's traditional range of
motion. These codified technique studies preserve this important
achievement in modern dance training for future generations. Marjorie B.
Perces, former Horton dancer and teacher, and Ana Marie Forsythe, chair
person of the Horton Department at the Ailey School since 1979, lead a
group of professional dancers through Preludes, Fortifications, Hinges,
Balances and other studies which continue the documentation begun in
"Lester Horton Technique - The Warm-Up". The material presented on this
tape helps to build strength, agility, and flexibility. This is also an
excellent way to do a non-aerobic workout and beautiful movements that
help develop grace, free artistic expression and reduce muscle stress.
Features Prelude Studies #1, 2 and 3, Fortification Studies #7-12, Hinge
Studies #1, 2 and 3, Falls, Balance Studies, Figure 4 Study, and
Percussive Stroke Study. 60 mins. (2002/2005) DVD-All-Region.
Lester Horton Technique - Advanced Level Modern Dance DVD Video Dance Spotlight presents the
final documentation of the Lester Horton modern dance technique. This
innovative technique is a source of inspiration to countless modern dance
choreographers and continues to train strong, versatile dancers, expanding
the body's traditional range of motion. Lester Horton, the creator of the
technique, developed a training method that explores the many ways the
body can move. Marjorie B. Perces, former Horton dancer and teacher, and
Ana Marie Forsythe, chair of the Horton department at the Ailey School,
lead a group of professional dancers through fortifications, balance,
hinge, and more advanced studies in this program. 70 mins. (2003/2005) DVD-All-Region.
Principles of Choreography DVD Video Creating dynamic choreography can be an insurmountable
challenge whether you're a studio teacher creating a jazz dance for a recital, a modern
dance teacher preparing for your school's annual concert, or the director of an elite
performing group getting ready to compete. Janet Roston shows you how to utilize the basic
principles of choreography to create dances with IMPACT! This unique video incorporates
both modern and jazz styles to illustrate a variety of ways to create powerful
choreography that will excite your audience! Integrate these concepts into your classes as
well as on the stage. Make a difference in your choreography NOW! 40 mins. (1999) DVD-All-Region.
Turns, Leaps and Tricks 1 DVD Video Master teacher Terry Schulke presents her systematic,
step-by-step, hands-on method to outstanding leaps and turns. Terry's students
consistently win multiple 1st Place Awards at National Finals competitions. Using her
concepts propel your dancers into strong multiple turns and high, technique-perfect leaps.
Plus TRICKS! Correct technique for moves that add pizzazz to your choreography. Illusions,
Floats, Pencils, Inverted Leaps and much more. Terry has taught this material nationally
at Master Workshops. Learn from her and take your dancers to a new level. 35 mins. (2002) DVD-All-Region.
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