This is a course text for dance teachers and students, as well as a reference for dance professionals. It covers the basic anatomical and biomechanical principles that apply to optimal performance in dance. It is a highly visual text with outstanding anatomical illustrations and action photos. It includes examples and visuals that are specifically designed to help dancers improve technique and performance. It focuses on skeletal and muscular systems to provide readers with the understanding needed to improve movement and reduce injuries.About the Author:
Karen Clippinger is an associate professor at California State University, Long Beach, where she teaches functional anatomy for dance, prevention and care of dance injuries, body placement and Pilates. She has given over 350 presentations in Canada, England, Japan, South Africa and throughout the United States, including at conferences for the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Body Arts and Science International, the International Dance Exercise Association and the Olympic Scientific Congress. She wrote an exercise column for Shape Magazine for four years and served as one of the founding co-editors of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science from 1996 to 2005.
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Descripción Human Kinetics, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0880115319
Descripción Human Kinetics, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110880115319
Descripción Human Kinetics, 2006. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: All dancers are looking to achieve optimal performanceand Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology will help them do just that. This text helps dancers learn anatomical and biomechanical principles as they apply to dance performance. It focuses on optimal dance movement and the related principles for understanding the function of body joints. And by applying those principles, dancers can help reduce their risk of injury and enhance their performance longevity. In addition, Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology includes special practical applications: -Concept Demonstrations provide hands-on exercises to try. -Tests and Measurements are specific to selected regions of the body. -Dance Cues help analyze cue effectiveness and promote optimal movement execution. -Study Questions and Applications help apply chapter concepts. -Attachments provide the pronunciations, attachments, and key actions of the primary muscles covered in this text. The first two chapters cover the skeletal and muscular systems as they apply to dance and provide basic anatomical terminology and concepts. Chapters 3 through 7 delve into specific areas of the bodythe spine, the pelvic girdle and hip joint, the knee and patellofemoral joints, the ankle and foot, and the upper extremity. These chapters encompass primary bones, muscles, joints, alignment deviations, mechanics, and injuries for the given region, with special considerations for dance. They present strength and flexibility exercises to help dancers improve technique and prevent injuries. And they contain many practical exercises and examples that are specific to dance technique to help dancers apply the material. The material is augmented by more than 250 illustrations and nearly 350 photographs, which will appeal to the visual learning abilities of many dancers and reinforce the connection between technique and art. The final chapter presents a schema to help analyze full-body dance movements to determine optimal execution. Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology offers valuable scientific knowledge and understanding for dancers, helping them to blend anatomical and kinesiological principles with artistic expression. Such a blend of science and art will empower dancers to realize their potential and expand their artistic vision. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0880115319
Descripción Human Kinetics, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0880115319