Jacqui Greene Haas Experience the raw energy and aesthetic beauty of dance as you perfect your technique with Dance Anatomy. Featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, Dance Anatomy presents more than of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote correct alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries. The exercises are drawn in stunning detail, capturing the dancer in motion and highlighting the active muscles associated with each movement so you can develop and strengthen different areas of the body. You will clearly see how muscular development translates into greater poise and elegance on the stage. Each chapter addresses a key principle of movement to help you improve performance, beginning with the center of the body, where dance begins.
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It is the instrument through which they communicate with the audience. Yet, many students continue to find the subject of dance anatomy something of a switch off. One of the biggest hurdles to learning about dance anatomy is the language. Haas has been the athletic trainer for Cincinnati Ballet since and relates anatomical knowledge directly to the studio and thus stage experience.
She presents over exercises, each designed to promote correct alignment and placement, enhance flexibility and proper breathing, and the help prevent injury. Each is explained in detail, and how it will help improve technique. An Exercise Finder at the back of the book is particularly useful when looking for something specific.
One of the many illustrations from the book Many dancers are visual learners and Dance Anatomy is certainly visually appealing. As one would expect from publishers Human Kinetics, the book is liberally and excellently illustrated, each picture allowing the reader to see precisely what is being talked about.
Most illustrations capture the dancer in motion, highlighting the active muscles associated with each movement. Well structured, Dance Anatomy opens with chapters on the Dancer in Motion, followed by the important but often forgotten topic of Brain Health, then Injury Prevention. Subsequent chapters focus on different areas of the body from the spine, ribs and core to ankles and feet.
A final chapter looks at Whole-Body Training for Dancers. Each chapter gets to the point and is easy to follow. I particularly appreciated the chapter on ribs and breath. While dancers are regularly told to breathe, how to breathe is rarely addressed; and remember, breath feeds the brain as well as the muscles. This often results in lungs not being used fully, which in turn leads to fatigue.
The chapter takes you through breathing correctly during movement. Dance Anatomy is clearly aimed at dancers and dance teachers but will also be of interest to anyone simply interested in the art and performance of dance, dance-conditioning trainers and dance medicine professionals. All round, an excellent resource. Dance Anatomy, 2nd edition.
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To ensure user-safety and faster downloads, we have uploaded this. At Medicos Republic, we believe in quality and speed which are a part of our core philosophy and promise to our readers. We hope that you people benefit from our blog! The exercises are drawn in stunning detail, capturing the dancer in motion and highlighting the active muscles associated with each movement so you can develop and strengthen different areas of the body. You will clearly see how muscular development translates into greater poise and elegance on the stage. Each chapter addresses a key principle of movement to help you improve performance, beginning with the center of the body, where dance begins.
Dance Anatomy by Jacqui Greene Haas