Dance Production: Design and Technology (Paperback)

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Dance Production: Design and Technology (Paperback)


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Dance Production: Design and Technology, Second Edition is an introduction to the skills needed to plan, design, and execute the technical aspects of a dance production.

Covering a broad range of topics, author Jeromy Hopgood takes the reader through the process of producing dance from start to finish. Part I addresses the collaborative process, business and organizational concerns for dance companies, planning the production, and the relationship between dance and performance spaces/staging methods. In Part II, each unique production area is examined, including production and stage management, sound, costume and makeup, scenery and props, lighting, and projection/video design. Each design area is divided into two chapters - the first introducing key concepts, and the second focusing on the process of creating the design. Part III brings back the popular quick reference guides from the first edition, providing an expanded and revised tool to bridge the language gap between the worlds of theatrical production and dance, and ensure productive communication across the different fields. This second edition features updated information on technology and processes, two new chapters on touring and non-traditional productions, more information on arts management within dance production, a comprehensive look at dance and video (including remote/streaming performances, as well as dance film), and additional chapter projects throughout the book.

This unique book approaches the process of staging a dance production from a balanced perspective, making it an essential resource for choreographers, theatre designers, dancers, and management personnel alike, including for use in Dance and Dance Production courses.

Jeromy Hopgood is a designer, author, and educator whose work in scenery, projection, and lighting design has been seen in professional theatres and dance companies across the United States. His projection design work was included as part of the US National Exhibit at the 2023 Prague Quadrennial. In addition to his freelance work, Jeromy is one of the creators of the multidisciplinary Entertainment Design & Technology program at Eastern Michigan University, where he serves as a tenured Professor. He is a regular instructor at Live Design International in Las Vegas, as well as a long-time member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, where he served as a Vice Commissioner for the Digital Media Commission. Jeromy is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 in the Projection Design category. He is also the author of QLab 4: Projects in Video, Audio, and Lighting Control (Routledge 2018) and The Projection Designer's Toolkit (Routledge 2022).

Product Details ISBN: 9781032272078
ISBN-10: 1032272074
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 1st, 2024
Pages: 284
Language: English