By Jonathan Burrows
On choreography: "Choreography is a negotiation with the styles your physique is thinking"
On ideas: "Try breaking the principles on a necessity to damage the foundations basis"
A Choreographer’s Handbook invitations the reader to enquire how and why to make a dance functionality. In an inspiring and strangely empowering series of news, rules and paradoxes, across the world well known dancer, choreographer and instructor Jonathan Burrows explains how it’s attainable to navigate a direction via this complicated process.
It is a gorgeous mirrored image on a private perform trip, and attracts upon 5 years’ of workshop discussions, led through Burrows.
Burrows’ open and sincere prose offers the reader entry to various routines, meditations, rules and concepts on choreography that permit artists and dance-makers to discover their very own aesthetic process.
It is a publication for an individual drawn to making functionality, at no matter what point and in whichever style.
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A Choreographer's Handbook by Jonathan Burrows