Giving Life to Movement

The Silvestre Dance Technique

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About the Book

What does it mean to give life to movement? This book answers the question through an ethnographic study and history of the Silvestre Dance Technique, created by Brazilian master teacher, dancer and choreographer Rosangela Silvestre. From the Brazilian arts movements of the 1970s to the sociopolitical themes of the Blocks Afros to the global practice of Silvestre Technique today, the author explores the importance of the Body Universe to understanding self-capacity and capability. The applied theory of the technique is explored through a series of interviews, physical practice and training.

About the Author(s)

Tamara LaDonna Williams is an assistant professor of dance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is the founder and artistic director of Moving Spirits, Inc. dance company.

Bibliographic Details

Tamara LaDonna Williams
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 50 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7432-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4137-9
Imprint: McFarland