Dance Leadership

Theory Into Practice

  • Jane M. Alexandre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
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About this book


This “what is”—rather than “how to”— volume proposes a theoretical framework for understanding dance leadership for dancers, leaders, and students of both domains, illustrated by portraits of leaders in action in India, South Africa, UK, US, Brazil and Canada. What is dance leadership? Who practices it, in what setting, and why? Through performance, choreography, teaching, writing, organizing and directing, the dance leaders portrayed herein instigate change and forward movement. Illustrating all that is unique about leading in dance, and by extension the other arts, readers can engage with such wide-ranging issues as: Does the practice of leading require followers? How does one individual’s dance movement act on others in a group? What does ‘social engagement’ mean for artists? Is the pursuit of art and culture a human right?


dance practice stylistic experimentation contemporary dance experimental dance traditional dance cultural dance practices dance pioneers global dance T Lang Sonia Destri Urmimala Sarkar Jay Hirabayashi Dada Masilo Adam Benjamin

Authors and affiliations

  • Jane M. Alexandre
    • 1
  1. 1.Independant ScholarNew YorkUSA

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