Also available as a pack (Book, CD and DVD) Paper (978-1-8492-0392-0) 55.00 Find out more: here 'Write dance is a unique programme with links across the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Not only does it help to develop the prerequisite physical skills and co-ordination for writing, it also encourages creativity, self expression and confidence' - Chris Dukes, Early Years Area Senco Praise for the first edition: 'A useful resource to have in any early years setting, providing a wealth of information within a very neat and compact book' - Special 'The Write Dance materials are wonderfully done. After meeting with Ragnhild a few years ago, I have been using many of these principles in my work with children. The methods definitely work and are definitely needed by today's kids' - Delina Robair, Developmental Child Specialist, USA Write Dance is an exciting and innovative programme which uses music and movement to introduce handwriting to children. Write Dance movements are designed to help children feel happy and comfortable with their bodies, improving their motor skills and providing a strong foundation for writing. Ranghild A. Oussoren developed the approach in Holland ten years ago and it has gone on to capture the imagination of children and teachers across Europe. In this new edition of Write Dance in the Early Years, practitioners are provided with a package of songs, stories and illustrations, as well as guidance on implementing Write Dance in their early years setting. This book and audio CD introduces the nine themes of the Write Dance approach at the appropriate developmental level for the early years. The programme supports the Be Healthy, Enjoy and Achieve outcome of the Every Child Matters agenda. It also links to the following aspects within the six areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation stage: -Creative Development through imaginative play, music and dance -Physical Development through movement using equipment and materials -Communication, Language and Literacy through handwriting -Personal Social and Emotional Development through increasing self-confidence and self-esteem This programme benefits all children, but has also been found very helpful for children with special education needs, from learning difficulties to dyspraxia.
A Progessive Music and Movement Programme for the Development of Pre-Writing and Writing Skills
Author: Ragnhild Oussoren
'The WriteDance materials are wonderfully done. After meeting with Ragnhild a few years ago, I have been using many of these principles in my work with children. The methods definitely work and are definitely needed by today's kids' - Delina Robair, Developmental Child Specialist, USA `The author of this book is a very experienced graphologist who has worked on the subject with children for many years. What she has produced is a highly practical resource for early years teachers' - Special `The whole scheme is wonderfully inventive and gives a wealth of ideas to be developed and adapted to suit a particular group of children. It uses a wide range of movements with a greater variety of direction than many pre-writing schemes and encourages the children in their movements quickly as well as rhythmically, with confidence and enjoyment' - Handwriting Today
Includes CD-Rom 'A useful resource to have in any early years setting, providing a wealth of information within a very neat and compact book'- Special 'The WriteDance materials are wonderfully done. After meeting with Ragnhild a few years ago, I have been using many of these principles in my work with children. The methods definitely work and are definitely needed by today's kids' - Delina Robair, Developmental Child Specialist, USA 'Here is a book worth looking at... the children were enthusiastic and the programme provided great fun for the staff and children' - Early Years Outdoors Write Dance is an innovative and exciting programme, widely used across Europe as a way of introducing handwriting using music, movement and exercise. It has been found especially helpful for children with special educational needs, from learning difficulties to dyspraxia. In Write Dance in the Nursery, early years practitioners are provided with a new package of songs, stories and role play ideas designed especially for their settings. Supporting child-initiated play within the foundation curriculum and the `Birth to Three Matters' framework, these provide an introduction to the nine themes in Write Dance approach at an appropriate developmental level. The children are encouraged to experience all the Write Dance movements, with the aim of making them feel happy and comfortable with their bodies.
Extending Development of Write Dance for Children age 5-9
Author: Ragnhild Oussoren
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
The Write Dance program is a lively, innovative, and above all, fun approach to developing prewriting and writing skills using movement. More Write Dance uses music, instructions and illustrations to help teachers guide children on how to refine and develop their drawings to achieve fluent letter strings. This new edition includes: greater guidance on foundation movements, letter groups and joins; more teaching materials to help children learn to write; a fully revised introduction that outlines the theory behind the program; and more guidance for practitioners on using this approach. Described by the author as 'an adventure with letters!' the book and audio CD will help children of all abilities to develop their writing, creativity and motor skills. Ragnhild Oussoren is the creator of Write Dance and gives workshops in different countries. The Write Dance method has been so successful that it is practiced in six languages all around the world.
Moving Words provides a direct line into the most pressing issues in contemporary dance scholarship, as well as insights into ways in which dance contributes to and creates culture. Instead of representing a single viewpoint, the essays in this volume reflect a range of perspectives and represent the debates swirling within dance. The contributors confront basic questions of definition and interpretation within dance studies, while at the same time examining broader issues, such as the body, gender, class, race, nationalism and cross-cultural exchange. Specific essays address such topics as the black male body in dance, gender and subversions in the dances of Mark Morris, race and nationalism in Martha Graham's 'American Document', and the history of oriental dance.
Winner of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Author Award 2007! `This book lives up to its title, providing inspirational teaching ideas, using picture photographs and films as starting points for writing. A worthy winner of the UKLA Teacher's Book Award' - TES magazine `The book clearly describes many creative ways to engage children in writing. A number of different approaches are suggested, with activities that amongst others include the use of talk, picture books and other visual stimuli. It explains how these can used effectively and easily in the classroom so that teachers, what ever their level of experience, can feel confident to use them. The activities are manageable with ideas to suit children of all abilities across the primary age range' - Liz Sharp, Literacy Consultant, Milton Keynes LEA Based on her experiences as a class teacher, Jacqueline Harrett's book is packed with exciting, creative ideas for teaching writing in the classroom. With activities for Key Stages 1 and 2, it shows busy class teachers how children's literacy is relevant across the curriculum. Each chapter uses a different idea to get children writing, and the following are all used as a starting point for lively literacy lessons: - imagination and visualisation - picture books - photographs - paintings - films and TV - comics Primary school teachers, Literacy Co-ordinators, trainee teachers and anyone looking for engaging and imaginative ideas to help them teach writing in their classroom will find this book fits the bill.
Drawing of the postmodern perspective and concerns that informed her groundbreaking Terpsichore in Sneakers, Sally Banes’s Writing Dancing documents the background and developments of avant-garde and popular dance, analyzing individual artists, performances, and entire dance movements. With a sure grasp of shifting cultural dynamics, Banes shows how postmodern dance is integrally connected to other oppositional, often marginalized strands of dance culture, and considers how certain kinds of dance move from the margins to the mainstream. Banes begins by considering the act of dance criticism itself, exploring its modes, methods, and underlying assumptions, and examining the work of other critics. She traces the development of contemporary dance from the early work of such influential figures as Merce Cunningham and George Balanchine to such contemporary choreographers as Molissa Fenley, Karole Armitage, and Michael Clark. She analyzes the contributions of the Judson Dance Theatre and the Workers’ Dance League, the emergence of Latin postmodern dance in New York, and the impact of black jazz in Russia. In addition, Banes explores such untraditional performance modes as breakdancing and the “drunk dancing” of Fred Astaire. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: All images have been redacted.
Sally Banes has been a preeminent critic and scholar of American contemporary dance, and Before, Between, Beyond spans more than thirty years of her prolific work. Beginning with her first published review and including previously unpublished papers, this collection presents some of her finest works on dance and other artistic forms. It concludes with her most recent research on Geroge Balanchine's dancing elephants. In each piece, Banes's detailed eye and sensual prose strike a rare balance between description, context, and opinion, delineating the American artistic scene with remarkable grace. With contextualizing essays by dance scholars Andrea Harris, Joan Acocella, and Lynn Garafola, this is a compelling, insightful indispensable summation of Banes's critical career.
Vom chinesischen Bauernjungen zum gefeierten Ballettstar
Author: Li Cunxin
Publisher: MVG Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Maos letzter Tänzer ist die autobiografische Geschichte des jungen Chinesen Li Cunxin, der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammt und Anfang der 70er-Jahre völlig überraschend für die renommierteste Ballettschule des Landes, Madame Maos Ballettakademie, ausgewählt wird. In Peking erhält er eine klassische Ballettausbildung. Inspiriert von einem Lehrer, begeistert sich Cunxin immer mehr für den Tanz und gelangt schließlich zu Weltruhm. Als er in Amerika die Tänzerin Elizabeth heiratet, kommt es jedoch zu politischen Verwicklungen mit der fatalen Konsequenz, dass er seine Heimat zunächst nicht mehr besuchen darf. Dieses Buch schildert eindringlich und bildgewaltig das karge Leben im kommunistischen China, in dem jeder Tag ein Kampf ums Überleben ist, die harten Jahre der Ballettausbildung, das Heimweh des kleinen Jungen und seine Leidenschaft für den Tanz. Die beeindruckende Lebensgeschichte eines Ausnahmetalents, die nicht nur Tänzer begeistern wird.
»Wir erfinden Horror, damit wir im wahren Leben besser klarkommen.« Stephen King Der Meister des Horrors reicht uns die Hand zum Totentanz. Das Grundlagenwerk über die Geschichte des Horrors in Literatur und Film vom Viktorianischen Zeitalter bis heute. Mit einem neuen Essay: »Über das Unheimliche«
Winner of the Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics (2014) For twenty-five years, Ann Cooper Albright has been exploring the intersection of cultural representation and somatic identity in dance. For Albright, dancing is a physical inquiry, a way of experiencing and participating in the world, and her writing reflects an interdisciplinary approach to seeing and thinking about dance. In her engagement as both a dancer and a scholar, Albright draws on her kinesthetic sensibilities as well as her intellectual knowledge to articulate how movement creates meaning. Throughout Engaging Bodies movement and ideas lean on one another to produce a critical theory anchored in the material reality of dancing bodies. This blend of cultural theory and personal circumstance will be useful and inspiring for emerging scholars and dancers looking for a model of writing about dance that thrives on the interconnectedness of watching and doing, gesture and thought.
Published in cooperation with the National Writing Project, "Writing the Dance" provides dancers and dance students of all abilities with an opportunity to immerse, think broadly, and connect deeply to the inner life of the dancer. Within this book you'll find a wide variety of reflective activities that can optimize a dancer's performance, including prompts and analysis pages for classes, rehearsals, and performances. This workbook-journal allows dancers to come to know their work in the studio and on stage in a more intimate and detailed way.
Adding Writing to Your Dance Curriculum as an Expressive Process
Author: Andrew Schlegelmilch
Category: Performing Arts
Writing about traumatic or stressful experiences has been shown to have physical and mental health benefits. This book describes two studies that were designed to test the hypothesis that programmed writing would enhance the mood, health, and dance skill of students enrolled in dance education classes. Study 1 included 40 participants with a mean age of 17.1 years who were enrolled in a community-based summer dance camp. Study 2 included 100 participants with a mean age of 20.5 years who were enrolled in university-based dance education classes. Both studies utilized a pre/post design, and participants were randomly assigned to a programmed writing group or a control writing group. The programmed writing group was instructed to write about their thoughts and feelings about dance, and the control writing group was instructed to write about what they learned in class that day. Participants also completed questionnaires about their mood, health, and perceived dance skill, and were rated by independent observers on dance skill and attitude. A series of multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVA) examined the effects of programmed writing on mood, health and dance skill. The results of Study 1 suggested that programmed writing had a positive effect on mood, but failed to have a significant effect on health or dance skill. The results for Study 2 suggested that programmed writing did not have a significant effect on health, mood, or dance skill. These studies appear to be an appropriate application of programmed writing in an applied setting, and call into question the ability of programmed writing to effectively cause positive changes in health, mood, and goal attainment, as is typicallyreported in the literature. Ideas for future research such as linguistic analysis of participants' journals and further clarification of the role of stress and emotionality in dance are discussed.
This text prepares students to navigate their dance programs and prepare for a various careers. It orients students to dance as an academic discipline, broadens their understanding of dance, establishes solid approaches to studying dance, and connects dance on campus to their previous training.