Dance Studio TRANSFORMATION

Dance Studio TRANSFORMATION
Author: Clint Salter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-07-17
ISBN: 9780994561008
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance Studio TRANSFORMATION Book Excerpt:

Dance Studio Transformation is for you if you are a studio owner who loves to dance, loves teaching and loves your students, but feels like you need help when it comes to running a profitable business. This book will teach you how to become the CEO of your studio by walking you through strategies and tactics to transform each area of your business. Whether you're about to start on your journey of being a studio owner or have been at it for years, whether you're struggling to get your head out of the water or have a highly profitable studio...this book is for you. Join me and thousands of studio owners from around the world on this journey to making that dream studio you have always wanted a reality. Book jacket.

In the Studio with Joyce Piven

In the Studio with Joyce Piven
Author: Joyce Piven,Susan Applebaum
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-11-22
ISBN: 1408174553
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Studio with Joyce Piven Book Excerpt:

In the Studio with Joyce Piven takes you directly inside the creative process of the renowned Piven Workshop led by Joyce and Byrne Piven. The Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago has nurtured theatre artists celebrated in the US, Ireland and Britain including Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Aidan Quinn, Sarah Ruhl, Lili Taylor and Kate Walsh. Co-authors Joyce Piven and Susan Applebaum describe the Workshop techniques (developed and refined over forty years of theatrical training) as a virtual fly-on-the-wall experience, taking the reader inside the director's studio, classroom, and green room. Part One introduces the central principles of game work and the concept of 'encounter' - finding the emotional experience at the heart of a set of given circumstances - and ends with a chapter on the role of story theatre as a bridge between games and play text. Part Two takes you into the classroom with Joyce Piven through fully-detailed transcripts of physical and vocal workshops on play, agreement, specificity, transformation and story theatre, accompanied by explanations and tips for teaching. The book ends with an alphabetical appendix of games taught by Byrne and Joyce Piven based on their work with Paul Sills and Viola Spolin, Etienne Decroux, Uta Hagen and Mira Rostova. A highly regarded guide and resource for actors, teachers, and directors, for anyone interested in the creative process of acting and actor training.

T Is for Transformation

T Is for Transformation
Author: Shaun T
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 1635650135
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T Is for Transformation Book Excerpt:

As a fitness icon and motivational mastermind, Shaun T has helped millions of people transform their bodies and their lives through his Hip Hop Abs, INSANITY, and CIZE workouts. But people who think of Shaun T as just a workout force are missing something. He has always focused on building inner strength first, then moving to the exterior. And that inner focus started in his own life. He became the man and motivator he is today after escaping from the abuse he suffered as a child, and fighting his way back from a 50-pound weight gain in his early 20s. He knows firsthand that you can't drop weight or enjoy better health until you overcome the mental obstacles that cause bad choices in the first place. In T is for Transformation, Shaun T unveils the 7 transformational principles that guided his progress through life and that are at the core of his incredibly successful workouts. T is for Transformation is a motivational master class as Shaun shows you how to become more flexible and resourceful, give everything you've got, and, most importantly, trust and believe in your path to success. The only real obstacles in life are the mental ones, and T is for Transformation can train you to achieve astonishing results in your own life, just as Shaun T has in his.

Dancing to Transform

Dancing to Transform
Author: Emily Wright
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 1789383285
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing to Transform Book Excerpt:

In response to a scarcity of writings on the intersections between dance and Christianity, Dancing to Transform examines the religious lives of American Christians who, despite the historically tenuous place of dance within Christianity, are also professional dancers. Emily Wright details how these dancing Christians transform what they perceive as secular professional by transforming concert dance into different kinds of religious practices in order to express individual and communal religious identities. Through a multi-site, qualitative study of four professional dance companies, Wright explores how religious and artistic commitments, everyday lived experience and varied performance contexts influence and shape the approaches of Christian professional dancers to creating, transforming and performing dance. Subsequently, this book provides readers with a greater awareness and appreciation for the complex interactions between American Christianity and dance. This study, in turn, delivers audiences a richer, more nuanced picture of the complex histories of these Christian, dancing communities and offers more fruitful readings of their choreographic productions.

Transforming Social Action Into Social Change

Transforming Social Action Into Social Change
Author: Shana Cohen
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN: 1351683519
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Social Action Into Social Change Book Excerpt:

Cohen offers a new framework for analyzing social projects and local social activism. Rather than look at how single projects are designed and managed to evaluate their impact, the approach calls for analyzing fields of social action: policy and politics, institutional behavior, social networks among policymakers and practitioners, and availability of funding and other resources. Combined, they affect the conceptualization of a social problem and the design and practice of social intervention. More broadly, through circumscribing the range of thinking about social problems, they delimit possibilities to generate social change. Analyzing fields also allows for linking macro-level trends in areas like policy to decision-making within individual organizations and the effectiveness of projects at instigating the desired transformation in individual and collective behavior. Working together, policymakers, individual activists, nonprofit organizations, and staff in public institutions like schools and hospitals can critique and alter fields to challenge more effectively social problems. This collaboration, in turn, affects how social policies are designed and, ultimately, the politics of social change.

Dancing Lives

Dancing Lives
Author: Karen Eliot
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0252032500
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing Lives Book Excerpt:

The private and performance lives of five female dancers in Western dance history

Latin Dance

Latin Dance
Author: Elizabeth Drake-Boyt
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2011-02-02
ISBN: 0313376093
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin Dance Book Excerpt:

This title in the American Dance Floor series provides an overview of the origins, development, and current status of Latin social dancing in the United States. • Provides information from interviews conducted with Latin social dancers in the United States • Contains photographs that illustrate the body alignment, mood, and wide variety of context of Latin social dancers, as well as Latin musicians and musical instruments • A bibliography contains entries useful for further investigation into the topic of Latin dances • Appendices indicate basic online resources for Latin social dancing in the United States and provide a filmography of Latin dances organized according to style

Transform Your World Through the Powers of Your Mind

Transform Your World Through the Powers of Your Mind
Author: Jawara D. King D.D.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-06-10
ISBN: 9781438973715
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transform Your World Through the Powers of Your Mind Book Excerpt:

Jawara D. King is back with another classic and has written "the greatest self-help book of all-time" with TRANSFORM YOUR WORLD THROUGH THE POWERS OF YOUR MIND, which is a classic and spiritual masterpiece leading the world into manifested mind power. This transformational life-changing manual full of life-changing principles will help you make the proper mental adjustments needed to experience the full manifestation of thought power.A trained and directed mind disciplined to think the right thoughts will help you manifest the life you want through the power and possibility of faith. Learn how to not limit yourself in your thinking and allow the energy of thought to create the circumstances you desire. The only limits are our beliefs, which make the possible impossible, while everything is possible, including the impossible, using mind over matter to overcome impossibilities. Through persistence, will, and daily commitment, you will be able to change or manifest anything within the realm of the possible through applied action. The beliefs you hold within are always repelling or attracting success, and your thoughts and spoken words will manifest. Building on the success of his first book WORLD TRANSFORMATION, Dr. Jawara D. King returns with a spectacular effort full of techniques that will make dramatic positive changes for you if practiced, and help you see and imagine yourself being what you affirm to be. A decision backed by action is the root of all change, along with a change in your thinking. You have to believe it before you see it. Images of what you want in your mind begin the creative process. You attract situations that match the images of your daily thoughts and what you mostly focus upon. Through mind power, your new life will reflect your new thoughts and habits.

One Foot Planted in the Center the Other Dangling Off the Edge

One Foot Planted in the Center  the Other Dangling Off the Edge
Author: Gordon R. Dragt
Publsiher: American Book Publishing
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1589824946
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Foot Planted in the Center the Other Dangling Off the Edge Book Excerpt:

Leadership is intentional. It is a calling. It takes a survivor. One Foot Planted in the Center, the Other Dangling off the Edge tells the story of how one man with a vision turned a New York City church with a history of failure into a mecca of the arts, diversity, and celebration. Using humor and practical suggestions, Reverend Gordon Dragt guides and inspires others to overcome leadership challenges and utilize every resource in bringing new life to their organization. This book is a valuable tool, providing fresh perspectives and numerous examples of how to be a transformational leader bringing about change in an increasingly diverse world. Be prepared for hard work, perseverance, and an adventurous journey. Transformational leadership is not for the faint of heart.

Religious Transformation in the Late Pre Hispanic Pueblo World

Religious Transformation in the Late Pre Hispanic Pueblo World
Author: Donna M Glowacki,Scott Van Keuren
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 0816503982
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Transformation in the Late Pre Hispanic Pueblo World Book Excerpt:

The mid-thirteenth century AD marks the beginning of tremendous social change among Ancestral Pueblo peoples of the northern US Southwest that foreshadow the emergence of the modern Pueblo world. Regional depopulations, long-distance migrations, and widespread resettlement into large plaza-oriented villages forever altered community life. Archaeologists have tended to view these historical events as adaptive responses to climatic, environmental, and economic conditions. Recently, however, more attention is being given to the central role of religion during these transformative periods, and to how archaeological remains embody the complex social practices through which Ancestral PuebloÊ understandings of sacred concepts were expressed and transformed. The contributors to this volume employ a wide range of archaeological evidence to examine the origin and development of religious ideologies and the ways they shaped Pueblo societies across the Southwest in the centuries prior to European contact. With its fresh theoretical approach, it contributes to a better understanding of both the Pueblo past and the anthropological study of religion in ancient contexts This volume will be of interest to both regional specialists and to scholars who work with the broader dimensions of religion and ritual in the human experience.Ê

European Dance since 1989

European Dance since 1989
Author: Joanna Szymajda
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2014-06-27
ISBN: 1135053731
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Dance since 1989 Book Excerpt:

This edited collection charts the development of contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe since the literal and symbolic revolutions of 1989. Central Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries were a major presence in dance – particularly theatrical dance – throughout the twentieth century. With the fragmentation of traditional structures in the final decade of the century came a range of aesthetic and ideological responses from dance practitioners. These ranged from attempts to reform classical ballet to struggles for autonomy from the state, and the nature of each was influenced by a set of contexts and circumstances particular to each country. Each contribution covers the strategies of a different country’s dance practitioners, using a similar structure in order to invite comparisons. In general, they address: Historical context, showing the roots of contemporary dance forms The socio-political climates that influenced emerging companies and forms The relationships between aesthetic exploration and institutional patronage The practitioners who were central to the development of dance in each country A diagnosis of the current state of the art and how it has come about The book’s main through-line is the concept of community, and how all of the different approaches that it documents have in some way engaged with this notion, consciously or otherwise. This can take the form of oppositional relationships, institutional formations, or literally, in identifiable communities of dancers and choreographers.

Love and Vulnerability

Love and Vulnerability
Author: Pelagia Goulimari
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN: 1000330818
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love and Vulnerability Book Excerpt:

Love and Vulnerability: Thinking with Pamela Sue Anderson developed out of the desire for dialogue with the late feminist philosopher Pamela Sue Anderson’s extraordinary, previously unpublished, last work on love and vulnerability. The collection publishes this work for the first time, with a diverse, multidisciplinary, international range of contributors responding to it, to Anderson’s oeuvre as a whole and to her life and death. Anderson’s path-breaking work includes A Feminist Philosophy of Religion (1998) and Re-visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Love and Epistemic Locatedness (2012). Her last work critiques, then attempts to rebuild, concepts of love and vulnerability. Reason, critical self-reflexivity, emotion, intuition and imagination, myth and narrative all have a role to play. Social justice, friendship, conversation, dialogue, collective work are central to her thinking. Contributors trace the emergence of Anderson’s late thinking, extend her conversations with the history of philosophy and contemporary voices such as hooks and Butler, and bring her work into contact with debates in theology; Continental and analytic philosophy; feminist, queer and transgender theory; postcolonial theory; African-American studies. Discussions engage with the Me Too movement and sexual violence, climate change, sweatshops, neoliberalism, death and dying, and the nature of the human. Originally published as a special issue of the journal, Angelaki, this large, wide-ranging collection, featuring a number of distinguished contributors, makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning interdisciplinary research on interpersonal relations, sympathy and empathy, affect and emotion.

Thinking Touch in Partnering and Contact Improvisation

Thinking Touch in Partnering and Contact Improvisation
Author: Malaika Sarco-Thomas
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2020-09-14
ISBN: 152755936X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Touch in Partnering and Contact Improvisation Book Excerpt:

What happens when artists take touch as a starting point for embodied research? This collection of essays offers unique insights into contact in dance, by considering the importance of touch in choreography, philosophy, scientific research, social dance, and education. The performing arts have benefitted from the growth of an ever-widening spectrum of tactile explorations since the advent of contact improvisation (CI) in 1972. Building on the research proposal CI offers, partnering forms such as tango, martial arts, and somatic therapies have helped shape the landscape of embodied practices in contemporary dance. Presenting a range of practitioner and scholarly perspectives relevant to undergraduate students and researchers alike, this volume considers the significance of touch in the development of 21st century pedagogy, art-making, and performance philosophy.

Knowing Bodies Moving Minds

Knowing Bodies  Moving Minds
Author: Liora Bresler
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 1402020236
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowing Bodies Moving Minds Book Excerpt:

This book aims to define new theoretical, practical, and methodological directions in educational research centered on the role of the body in teaching and learning. Based on our phenomenological experience of the world, it draws on perspectives from arts-education and aesthetics, as well as curriculum theory, cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology. These are arenas with a rich untapped cache of experience and inquiry that can be applied to the notions of schooling, teaching and learning. The book provides examples of state-of-the-art, empirical research on the body in a variety of educational settings. Diverse art forms, curricular settings, educational levels, and cultural traditions are selected to demonstrate the complexity and richness of embodied knowledge as they are manifested through institutional structures, disciplines, and specific practices.

Visions of Sustainability for Arts Education

Visions of Sustainability for Arts Education
Author: Benjamin Bolden
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 981166174X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visions of Sustainability for Arts Education Book Excerpt:

Spinning Mambo into Salsa

Spinning Mambo into Salsa
Author: Juliet McMains
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN: 0199324662
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spinning Mambo into Salsa Book Excerpt:

Arguably the world's most popular partnered social dance form, salsa's significance extends well beyond the Latino communities which gave birth to it. The growing international and cross-cultural appeal of this Latin dance form, which celebrates its mixed origins in the Caribbean and in Spanish Harlem, offers a rich site for examining issues of cultural hybridity and commodification in the context of global migration. Salsa consists of countless dance dialects enjoyed by varied communities in different locales. In short, there is not one dance called salsa, but many. Spinning Mambo into Salsa, a history of salsa dance, focuses on its evolution in three major hubs for international commercial export-New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. The book examines how commercialized salsa dance in the 1990s departed from earlier practices of Latin dance, especially 1950s mambo. Topics covered include generational differences between Palladium Era mambo and modern salsa; mid-century antecedents to modern salsa in Cuba and Puerto Rico; tension between salsa as commercial vs. cultural practice; regional differences in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami; the role of the Web in salsa commerce; and adaptations of social Latin dance for stage performance. Throughout the book, salsa dance history is linked to histories of salsa music, exposing how increased separation of the dance from its musical inspiration has precipitated major shifts in Latin dance practice. As a whole, the book dispels the belief that one version is more authentic than another by showing how competing styles came into existence and contention. Based on over 100 oral history interviews, archival research, ethnographic participant observation, and analysis of Web content and commerce, the book is rich with quotes from practitioners and detailed movement description.

Handbook of Physical Education

Handbook of Physical Education
Author: David Kirk,Doune Macdonald,Mary O'Sullivan
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2006-10-04
ISBN: 1446270505
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Physical Education Book Excerpt:

What is the condition of the field of Physical Education? How is it adapted to the rise of kinesiology, sport and exercise science and human movement studies over the last thirty years? This Handbook provides an authoritative critical overview of the field and identifies future challenges and directions. The Handbook is divided in to six sections: Perspectives and Paradigms in Physical Education Research; Cross-disciplinary Contributions to Research Philosophy; Learning in Physical Education; Teaching Styles and Inclusive Pedagogies; Physical Education Curriculum; and Difference and Diversity in Physical Education.

Sacred Dance Meditations

Sacred Dance Meditations
Author: Carla Stalling Walter
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 1623174821
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Dance Meditations Book Excerpt:

Achieve balance, connect to Spirit, and tap into the sacred power of dance with 365 daily movement meditations. Throughout human history, people all over the world have recognized dance as an age-old yet timeless connection to Spirit. In celebration, to mark moments of change, and in times of despair, dance has been used to seek the Divine, connect with the Earth, and call into being the sacred energy we each possess within ourselves. In Sacred Dance Meditations, Carla Walter, PhD, offers readers 365 dances--one for every day--rooted in traditions from around the globe. From Polynesia to Peru, each dance is different in origin and technique but connected in common purpose: as sacred conduits for hope, love, connection, community, and spirituality. Walter provides a theme each new day, drawn from mystical and spiritual principles that originate from pre-colonial religious traditions. Descriptions, video links, accessibility modifications, and invitations for deeper reflection allow the reader to engage their Spirit fully with the sacred power of dance, carrying it in their heart as they move throughout each day. Readers who want a more active style of meditative practice will discover powerful regenerative healing and a new way to awaken. Broken up day by day and month by month, Sacred Dance Meditations makes it simple and gratifying to practice each day's dance and fulfill its intended theme. Readers can begin at any "point of entry" section, and work their way throughout the year with a time commitment of just ten to twenty minutes a day. Importantly, each dance is designed to supplement any existing (or non-existent) religious or spiritual practice, allowing all to tap into the Divine through the spirit of dance.

Curriculum Leadership Development

Curriculum Leadership Development
Author: Carol A. Mullen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 1136503587
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curriculum Leadership Development Book Excerpt:

Curriculum Leadership Development is an up-to-date, user-friendly textbook offering unique approaches to help readers understand the complexity of curriculum leadership. It is grounded in current and relevant theory, research, legislation, and application in the closely related areas of curriculum leadership, development, and scholarship. The text solidifies the concepts of curriculum and leadership in experiential learning contexts, and promotes democratic action and critical thinking. Author Carol A. Mullen uses a descriptive, qualitative approach that integrates case study, data analysis, personal reflection, and lessons learned. Among the most important elements of the book are: *the inclusion of the voice and curricular experiences of the professional student who is a seasoned teacher or beginning adminstrator; *detailed illustrations of practitioners' experiences as curriculum makers and action researchers; *an articulation of the links among curriculum development, constructivist curricula, and mentoring scaffolds; and *practical exercises to accompany case studies. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in education will find this textbook of value in their coursework, as will curriculum professionals who teach practicing teachers.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 1350103497
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

An innovative examination of the ways in which dance and philosophy inform each other, Dance and Philosophy brings together authorities from a variety of disciplines to expand our understanding of dance and dance scholarship. Featuring an eclectic mix of materials from exposes to dance therapy sessions to demonstrations, Dance and Philosophy addresses centuries of scholarship, dance practice, the impacts of technological and social change, politics, cultural diversity and performance. Structured thematically to draw out the connection between different perspectives, this books covers: - Philosophy practice and how it corresponds to dance - Movement, embodiment and temporality - Philosophy and dance traditions in everyday life - The intersection between dance and technology - Critical reflections on dance Offering important contributions to our understanding of dance as well as expanding the study of philosophy, this book is key to sparking new conversations concerning the philosophy of dance.