The Art and Practice of Musical Theatre Choreography (Hardcover)

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What does a musical theatre choreographer actually do? They just 'make up the steps', right?

The Art and Practice of Musical Theatre Choreography
debunks the misunderstandings around what musical theatre choreographers actually do, demonstrating the need to have an in-depth understanding of storytelling, music theory, performance practices, and plot structure in order to create movement that enhances and enlivens the musical.

Equipping the musical theatre choreographer with tools to create nuanced, informed and inspired movement for productions, this book provides structured activities that build specific skills (such as 'building the build' and 'scoring the score'). Traditionally, this training has been passed from mentor to apprentice: Cassie Abate unlocks the process to make "tricks of the trade" accessible to all choreographers, everywhere.

Covering the entire process of choreographing a musical from the first script reading to the final curtain call, The Art and Practice of Musical Theatre Choreography makes a case for the absolute integrity of the choreographer to any musical theatre production and sets out theoretical principles of choreography alongside practical application during every step of the production process.

About the Author

Cassie Abate is the Head of Musical Theatre Dance at Texas State University, USA, where she mentors choreographers and continues to direct/choreograph at theatres all across the country.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350193345
ISBN-10: 1350193348
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: August 25th, 2022
Pages: 216
Language: English
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