Book: CHOREOGRAPHIC IMPULSES to Explore, Improvise and Abstract


The book of  haiku-like stanzas contains creative prompts about topics that appeal to advanced high school and university dancers.  Topics are far-ranging and stimulating resulting in stellar dances limited only by time and imagination.  Serves dance and other arts disciplines.


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Author: Brenda Pugh McCutchen, M.F.A. Dance (2015).
Book specs: 8.5″ x 11″, softcover, spiral-bound; 198 pages, 187 stanzas. Printed b/w with 9 color pages.
Ages: High school, college, professional, all creative adults
Layout: Stanzas appear in one of five headings: “Nature and the World,” “People and Places,” “Textures and Traditions, ” “Objects and Inspirations,” “Miscellany and Mischief.”
Interdisciplinary Content: Original stanzas designed to spark further investigation through dance choreography, creative dramatics, creative writing, music compositions, interdisciplinary collaborations, and other creative means. Each five-line stanza’s “idea with an attitude” awaits, ready to explore.
Quotation: “To abstract a dragonfly diamante stanza into an art form (like dance) is to penetrate beneath the surface of an idea to discover its indispensable qualities, to capture the essence of the idea, and to embody these attributes without need for literal portrayal.”