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The physics of dance

by Kenneth Laws

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Schirmer Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dance -- Physiological aspects,
  • Ballet dancing -- Physiological aspects,
  • Human mechanics,
  • Biophysics

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementKenneth Laws ; photographs by Martha Swope.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP310.D35 L39 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 160 p. :
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3177955M
    ISBN 10002872030X
    LC Control Number83020462

    "In their intriguing book Physics and Dance, [the authors] look at how both disciplines approach phenomena like friction, momentum, space, time, and gravityMathematically inclined dance lovers will welcome a chance to see the plié and tour jeté through new eyes. A chapter of physics problems could provide inspiration to professors looking for new homework challenges."—.   Physics and the Art of Dance gives all who enjoy dance - whether as dancers, students, teachers, or fans - an opportunity to understand what happens when human bodies move in the remarkable ways we call , for instance, do dancers create the illusion of defying gravity? Or of starting to spin when in the air with no source of force to act on their bodies?4/5.

    Get this from a library! Physics and dance. [Emily Coates; Sarah Demers] -- "A fascinating exploration of our reality through the eyes of a physicist and a dancer--and an engaging introduction to both disciplines. From stepping out of our beds each morning to admiring the. Buy a cheap copy of Physics and the Art of Dance: book by Kenneth Laws. Physics and the Art of Dance gives all who enjoy dance - whether as dancers, students, teachers, or fans - an opportunity to understand what happens when human Free shipping over $

    Finkelstein, Ph.D., Director of the School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, was my first tutor. These men are the godfathers of this book. In addition to Sarfatti and Finkelstein, Brian Josephson, Professor of Physics, Cambridge University, and Max Jammer, Professor of Physics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-. Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This book applies basic principals of physics to the a 4/5(1).


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Learn about Author Central. Kenneth Laws (Author) Cited by: Physics of Dance book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Explains the effects of the laws of gravity, momentum and energy on the b /5. "In their intriguing book Physics and Dance, [the authors] look at how both disciplines approach phenomena like friction, momentum, space, time, and gravityMathematically inclined dance lovers will welcome a chance to see the plié and tour jeté through new eyes.

A chapter of physics problems could provide inspiration to professors looking for new homework challenges."—/5(5). Kenneth Laws (a physics professor at Dickinson College) and Cynthia Harvey (previously a dancer with the American Ballet Theater), Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux, Schirmer Books, New York, Cliff Frohlich, "The Physics of Somersaulting and Twisting," Scientific American, pp.

March, (back to contents). "In their intriguing book Physics and Dance, [the authors] look at how both disciplines approach phenomena like friction, momentum, space, time, and gravityMathematically inclined dance lovers will welcome a chance to see the plié and tour jeté through new eyes.

A chapter of physics problems could provide inspiration to professors looking for new homework challenges."—. For physics and science teachers, the book provides a new and compelling way to draw people into the world of science. And observers and fans of dance will marvel over the beautiful time-stop photography by renowned dance photographers Martha Swope and Gene by:   Written by a physicist with professional dance training, Physics and the Art of Dance explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through an understanding of physics in motion.

Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies.5/5(2).

With some knowledge of the physics behind basic dance movements, a dancer can learn to jump higher, spin faster and move more quickly.

Against Gravity. The forces acting on an individual dancer create a push-pull relationship between the dancer and the surrounding space. The force you exert on the floor is affected by the direction and.

Readers will come away with a broad cultural knowledge of Newtonian to quantum mechanics and classical to contemporary dance.

Including problem sets and choreographic exercises to solidify understanding, this book will be of interest to anyone curious about physics or dance. Her adult novels are The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, which debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list in and was named one of USA Today’s top tend books of the year, and The House of Velvet and Glass, which was a USA Today bestseller in /5(K).

Written by a physicist with professional dance training, Physics and the Art of Dance explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through an understanding of physics in motion. Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies.

“Physics and Dance will be of interest to dancers, scientists, and a general public who wish to understand an ongoing relationship between the two.”—Twyla Tharp "This fascinating book blends physics depth and dance details with a seemingly impossible grace.”—Daniel Whiteson, author of We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown UniverseBrand: Yale University Press.

Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies. The book explores the natural laws that govern the subtleties of balance, the techniques of leaps and pirouettes, and the impressive lifts and turns executed by ballet.

This new book combines the best features of Laws's widely acclaimed The Physics of Dance and Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux by Laws and Cynthia Harvey. Its expert application of the basic principles of physics to the art of dance will be an invaluable resource for dancers and dance instructors and will open a new level of appreciation for /5(5).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Laws, Kenneth. Physics of dance. New York: Schirmer Books ; London: Collier Macmillan,© Additional Physical Format: Online version: Laws, Kenneth.

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The book is more qualitative in nature than the first one, but physicists interested in kinesiology will gain something by reading this book. As in all of physics, one can disagree on the analysis of the movements, but the book does give a good overview of the difficutlies that arise when dancers attempt to perform the pas da s: 2.

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Book Launch. Thursday, February 7, - pm. RoomWright Laboratory, Whitney Ave. “Physics and Dance” Book Launch. Requiring no previous knowledge of dance or physics, this introduction covers the fundamentals while revealing how a dialogue between art and science can enrich our appreciation of both.

This is not the first book to be published on this subject (see for instance Physics and the Art of Dance by Kenneth Laws and Arlene Sugano, or Laws’ earlier volume, The Physics of Dance); nor is it particularly user friendly.

Physics and Dance is a collaboration between Emily Coates, a member of the dance faculty at Yale, and Yale physicist Sarah Demers.