Physics and the Art of Dance

Physics and the Art of Dance : Understanding Movement

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This work applies the basic principles of physics to the art of dance, and should open a new level of appreciation for lovers of the form. It explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through the understanding of physics in motion. Using simple, non-technical terms, the author combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 217.4 x 251.5 x 21.1mm | 889.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones & line drawings
  • 0195144821
  • 9780195144826

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This book will surely have immense value to dancers. Physics Today ... details are scrupulously accurate ... The writing is lucid, friendly, and to the point. Laws obviously knows his ballet as well as his physics. Physics Todayshow more

About Kenneth Laws

Kenneth Laws is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Dickinson College. He has been active in the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and has instructed Dickinson students in ballet throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He is the author of two books about physics and dance and is the leading expert on the subject.show more

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