Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
xix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
QP310.D35 L388 2002
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction. Role of physical analysis Physics of dance Value of analysis to dancers Value of analysis to observers Analysis for teachers and health professionals Communication : words, images, and photographs Balance. Condition for static balance Regaining balance Balance while rotating Final look Motions without turns. Acceleration from rest Motion in a curved path Stopping horizontal motion Vertical jumps Connections between horizontal and vertical motions Grand Jete "floating" illusion Effect of turnout on traveling jumps Landings from jumps Dance floors : elasticity and friction Final leap Pirouettes. Torque and rotational momentum in a pirouette Controlling rotational velocity Characteristics of pirouettes Arabesque turn "Illusion turn" Grande piroutte Fouette turns Repeated pirouettes Final turn Turns in the air. Demi-fouette Tour jete (grand jete en tournant) Saut de basque Turning assemble Tour en l'air Final leap Pas de deux. History and appeal of the pas de deux Who's responsible for what? Physical interactions between partners Balance Accelerating motions Final poses To the next step Mechanics of partnered turns. Starting a supported pirouette Balance during a supported pirouette Stopping rotation Other supported turns Final turn Mechanics of lifts. Straight lift Other front lifts Overhead lifts Other lifts Catches Final thrust Effects of body size. Height of a vertical jump Entrechats Horizontal accelerations and body size Body size and pirouettes Adagio movements Body size and partnered dance Effects of body shape Final comparison Step into the future.