Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux

Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux

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With the aid of a video supplement, this revised and expanded text applies basic principles of physics to the art of dance and offers a look into one of the most appealing and popular of its aspects - the pas de deux. Highlighting the fundamental aesthetics of the pas de deux it conveys a understanding of the partnering process, and supplies an analysis of the mechanical principles that make these interactive dance movements possible - not only in dance but in ice-skating too. Stop motion and sequential photos illustrate the text throughout.Balance During a Supported Pirouette A dancer performing a smooth and pleasing supported pirouette should be as close to ... First, it is unlikely that any pirouette can be started with the center of gravity so precisely positioned that it is directlyanbsp;...

Title:Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux
Author:Kenneth Laws, Cynthia Harvey
Publisher:MacMillan Publishing Company - 1994


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