Dance Education


En Solitaire – (Solo)

Posted on February 12th, by Elise May in Dance Education, Research. No Comments

enter http://lyckatevent.nu/crt-9835 An experimental study of solo movement inspired by Norman McLaren’s Pas de Deux (1968)

http://pulpzen.com/crp-12130 En Solitaire is a creative work that has been created in response to a film that is considered by many to be a masterpiece of early …



Animation & Dance

Posted on February 8th, by Elise May in Dance Education, Research. No Comments


Dance & Theatre – It takes two to tango…

Posted on November 1st, by Elise May in Dance Education, Media. No Comments

Elise May writes about the contemporary dance genre known as ‘Dance Theatre’, which she describes as a kind of liaison between dance movement and theatrical ideas. She also shares her insight about the challenges of playing the fiery, passionate character



The Emerging Choreographer – How to Kick-start your Chorographic Career

Posted on July 3rd, by Elise May in Dance Education, Media. No Comments

Australia’s dance industry boasts a number of very talented choreographers whose international reputation rate highly amongst the best dance makers in the world. The choreographer’s passion to communicate ideas and stories, coupled with the desire to use movement as a …



Elise’s article: ‘Dance Smarts’ How To Develop A Dance Intelligence

Posted on March 11th, by Elise May in Dance Education. No Comments

Learning dance requires a very unique skill set, a very specific and unique talent. But have we stopped to think about the nature and source of this body intelligence? What cognitive functions and processes are we using to develop our …



Elise’s article: To Dance or Not to Dance, That is the Question – Choosing a Career In Dance

Posted on September 1st, by Elise May in Dance Education. No Comments

 

When it comes to deciding whether or not to pursue a career in dance there are a lot of considerations. For many, the idea of not continuing dance beyond the immediately conceivable future is a daunting thought. The experience …



Elise’s Article: Dancing the Character Finding and Developing Characters Through Movement in Natalie Weir’s ‘Where The Heart Is’

Posted on July 1st, by Elise May in Dance Education. No Comments


Narrative dance works have the potential to communicate ideas, stories and emotions that can bring audiences to new understandings of the human condition and our relationships with others.  For many years, choreographers and dancers have worked to bring specific, stylised



Elise’s article: From Rehearsal to Performance Making the Shift

Posted on May 1st, by Elise May in Dance Education. No Comments

Shifting all your hard work in the studio into the realm of performance can be quite a daunting task. Just like switching on the ignition and shifting up a gear, performances require an extra level of focus, commitment and stamina. …



Elise’s article: Duets & Partnering In Contemporary Dance

Posted on March 1st, by Elise May in Dance Education. 1 Comment

It can be an interesting learning curve when dancers who are used to dancing in group situations or as soloists suddenly get thrown in the deep end with partner work. Working with a choreographer to create a duet can be