Dance Production

 

cover2Jeromy’s second book, Dance Production: Design and Technology is scheduled for release in 2015 through Focal Press. This text introduces you to the skills you need to plan, design, and execute the technical aspects of a dance production. In addition, it features beautiful full-color glossy photos and interviews with some of the dance industries top practitioners.

While it may not seem that staging a dance production is that different from a play or musical, in reality a dance performance offers up unique intricacies and challenges all its own, from scenery that accommodates choreography, to lighting design that sculpts the body, and costumes that complement movement. This unique book approaches the process of staging a dance production from a balanced perspective, making it an essential resource for dancers and designers alike.

Covering a broad range of topics, author Jeromy Hopgood takes the reader through the process of producing dance from start to finish – including pre-production planning (collaboration, production process, personnel, performance spaces), design disciplines (lighting, sound, scenery, costumes, projections), stage management, and more. Bridging the gap between theatrical and dance design, the book includes a quick reference guide for theatrical and dance terminology, useful in giving dancers and designers a common working vocabulary that will ensure productive communication across the different fields.

Check out the Focal Press website to find out more information on this book. http://www.focalpress.com/books/details/9781138795914/

 

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