Melanie Clarke is a Programme Leader at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. She has been a lecturer in contemporary dance technique for over twenty years. Known for her knowledge about movement and the moving body, she is also a specialist in the symbol system for recording movement - Labanotation - and is an independent choreographer and performer.
There is a leanness and economy in the writing of The Essential Guide to Contemporary Dance Techniques which makes it pleasurable to read. The technical lexicons of each technique and of Laban are well explained. Dancers, students and dance teachers alike will find much to enjoy and use in this manual. * Dance Informa *