Dance Leadership

Theory Into Practice

Authors: Alexandre, Jane

  • Takes a uniquely case study-based approach to exploring the question of dance leadership and its direction
  • Draws extensively on exclusive first-hand interviews and correspondence with the dance leaders examined within the book
  • Offers an exciting alternative way of understanding contemporary global dance trends
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About this book

This “what is”—rather than “how to”— volume proposes a theoretical framework for understanding dance leadership for dancers, leaders, and students of both domains, illustrated by portraits of leaders in action in India, South Africa, UK, US, Brazil and Canada. What is dance leadership? Who practices it, in what setting, and why? Through performance, choreography, teaching, writing, organizing and directing, the dance leaders portrayed herein instigate change and forward movement. Illustrating all that is unique about leading in dance, and by extension the other arts, readers can engage with such wide-ranging issues as: Does the practice of leading require followers? How does one individual’s dance movement act on others in a group? What does ‘social engagement’ mean for artists? Is the pursuit of art and culture a human right?

About the authors

An independent artist/scholar, Jane M. Alexandre has been working in the New York dance world for more than 30 years as a performer, writer, teacher, choreographer, director, producer and administrator. She is an Artistic Director at Evolve Dance Inc., and a founding editor of The Dancer-Citizen, an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal exploring the work of socially engaged dance artists. She holds a PhD from Antioch University, USA, where her research was centered on dance leadership.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Alexandre, Jane M.

    Pages 1-6

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  • Toward a Theoretical View of Dance Leadership

    Alexandre, Jane M.

    Pages 7-26

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  • “We Think Differently in the Landscape of Dance”: T. Lang

    Alexandre, Jane M.

    Pages 27-45

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  • “I Wanted to Be a Dance Company and Not a Social Project”: Sonia Destri

    Alexandre, Jane M.

    Pages 47-62

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  • “The Outcome Will Be Exciting if the Process Is Exciting”: Urmimala Sarkar Munsi

    Alexandre, Jane M.

    Pages 63-83

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57592-0
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57591-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dance Leadership
Book Subtitle
Theory Into Practice
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57592-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57592-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57591-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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