Cook Up a Dance: Art, Music and Dance Improvisation
Author: Kathie Goodale
Publisher: Laura Paulisich
This book is intended for teachers of dance improvisation. The authors share their method for using the history of music and visual arts to provide a wider context for the art of dance, and to explore themes that may be incorporated into dance improvisation. The book is organized as a cookbook. After an introduction explaining the premise, seven 'recipes' are included, linking compatible musical and visual artists to introduce themes that will inspire ideas about movement. Students will learn about artists as varied as Debussy, Duke Ellington, Monet and Georgia O'Keeffe, and will use what they learn to create movement together.