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Ballet, why and how? : on the role of classical ballet in dance education / [authors Anna Aalten and eighteen others ; editors Derrick Brown, Minke Vos].

Author/creator Aalten, Anna, 1954- author.
Other author/creatorBrown, Derrick, editor.
Other author/creatorVos, Minke, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoArnhem, The Netherlands : ArtEZ Press, ©2014.
Description179 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series ArtEZ Academia ; volume 4
Abstract In the 21st century, classical ballet is no longer the sole dance stimulus for todays audiences: Dance lovers are bombarded with dance on television, in film, through social media and on the urban street corners. A fluid fusion of ballet to Bollywood represents how dance is consumed today. How does this affect the study of dance? Since the 1930s, with the emergence of modern choreographers and consequently new teaching styles, there is a continuing debate on the advantages and disadvantages of classical ballet training for non-classical dancers. Much vocational dance education delivers dancers for contemporary and or commercial dance enterprises. Is ballet still relevant as a foundation technique? Is it crucial for those who aspire to a more divers and varied professional dance career? If so, why and how? A collection of distinguished dance professionals, scientists, academics and photographers will illuminate several topics offering in-depth articles for reflection and debate. Broad themes of historical, sociological, psychological and philosophical viewpoints will interlace with pedagogical, educational and artistic perspectives.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.

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