Music for the Dance: Reflections on a Collaborative Art

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About the Author

KATHERINE TECK has worked as a pianist for dance at the State University of New York, College at Purchase; at Sarah Lawrence College; the YM-YWHA of Mid-Westchester; and other studios. She has performed as a horn player with orchestras, bands, and chamber ensembles, as well as for ballet and modern dance.

A graduate of Vassar College, she earned a master's degree in composition of music at Columbia University. Subsequently she worked in the concert music department of Broadcast Music, Inc. and then started her own business, The Modern Listeners' Record Club. She has also worked as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonfiction books on the arts.

For this volume, she did extensive first-hand interviewing of leading artists in the field over a period of several years. Two companion volumes are in preparation: Musicians in the Dance Studio and Music in the Training of Dancers.

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • CREATION 1
  • 1 - Choreographers Talk About Music 27
  • 3 - The Partnership of Movement and Sound 51
  • 4 - Composer-Conductor- Instrumentalists 67
  • PERFORMANCE 83
  • 6 - The Orchestra for American Ballet Theatre 103
  • 7 - La Bayadère: from Rehearsals to Curtain Calls 113
  • 8 - Maestro, Please. . . . 123
  • SILENT ARTISTS SPEAK 147
  • 9 - Dancers' Tales 149
  • 10 - What is Musicality in a Dancer? 167
  • TOWARD THE FUTURE 185
  • 11 - Building Theaters, Patronage, and Artistry 187
  • 12 - Obtaining New Music for Choreography 193
  • 13 - A Festival of Ballets to American Music 199
  • Appendix 209
  • Notes 213
  • Bibliographic Essay 221
  • Index 225
  • About the Author 231
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