Dance History: An Introduction

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Professor Janet Adshead-Lansdale is Head of the Department of Dance Studies at the University of Surrey, UK. Her publications include The Study of Dance (1981), Choreography: Principles and Practice (1987), and Dance Analysis: Theory and Practice (1988). Her research in the field of dance analysis and theoretical issues in the structure of the discipline of dance studies follows on from her Ph.D. work in the late 1970s. She has lectured extensively in mainland Europe and in Australasia and N. America.

Dr Kenneth Archer, English scenic consultant, and Dr Millicent Hodson, American choreographer, have reconstructed modern masterpieces with the Joffrey Ballet, the Paris Opéra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and the Finnish National Ballet and have created ballets for Carla Fracci in Naples, Milan, Vicenza and Palermo. Featured in the Arte film Les Printemps du Sacre (1993) and WNET/BBC film The Search for Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring (1989), they broadcast and lecture internationally and write for various dance periodicals.

Carol Brown is a dancer, choreographer and researcher. She was educated in New Zealand and trained initially in the Bodenweiser system. She has won awards for choreography and toured professionally. She is currently studying for a Ph.D. in Dance at the University of Surrey. Her research area concerns feminist issues in dance.

Dr Theresa Buckland has recently been appointed Senior Lecturer and MA Course Director of Dance Studies at the University of Surrey. Formerly she was Head of the Department of Arts, Design and Performance, Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research interests lie in the areas of popular dance culture and dance anthropology and she has had articles published in folk and traditional dance journals.

Judith Chapman is Manager of the National Resource Centre for Dance (NRCD), University of Surrey, and lectures at the University of Surrey. She edits the Dance Current Awareness Bulletin, has compiled two dance, film and video directories and has devised and edited several resource packs and videos for dance education.

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