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Dance 361: MDT Choreographic Styles: Readings

Helpful Texts

The Choreographic Process:

The Intimate Act of Choreography MD 1782.5 .B56 1982

Conversations with Choreographers by Svetlana McLee Grody & Dorothy Daniels Lister MD 1785 .A1 G76 1996

Twyla Tharp: The Creative Habit – Learn it and use it for life BF 408 .T415 2006

A Choreographic Mind by Susan Rethorst – MD 1785 .R47 A3 2013

Choreography and the Specific Image by Daniel Nagrin (Chapter 15) – MD 1588.3 N33 2001

Dance Composition: A practical guide to creative success by Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard -- MD 1782.5 .S64 2010 and online

Choreography: Creating and developing dance for performance by Kate Flatt -- MD 1782.5 .F53 C46 2019

Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art (e-book)

Other topics of Interest for the course:

Directing in Musical Theatre by Joe Deer – on order

Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches by Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver – MD 1784 .J38 2014

Broadway Swings: Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre by J. Austin Eyer and Lyndy Franklin Smith – MT 956 .S65 B76 2015

The Professional Actor’s Handbook by Julio Agustin with Kathleen Potts (Part I) – PN 2061 .A48 2017

Acting the Song: Performance Skills for the Musical Theatre

Books and Readings