Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux

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Schirmer Books, 1994 - Biophysics - 227 pages
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.

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Kenneth LawsR is Professor Emeritus of Physics, Dickinson College, and author of The Physics of Dance (Schirmer, 1984), Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux (Schirmer, 1994), and Physics and the Art of Dance: Understanding Movement (OUP, 2002)
Arleen Sugano is Independent Dance Instructor, former instructor of Dance, New York University, University of North Texas, Joffrey Ballet School, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, and Lula Washington Dance Company, amongst many others.

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