Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dance professor pens two new books

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Southeast Theater and Dance Professor Marc Strauss has two new books coming out this Spring. Strauss’ books will be integrated into the dance program at the River Campus.

Strauss’ book Looking at Compensatory Dance: A Guide to the Internet Age examines the role the Internet plays in critiquing and understanding modern dance. Strauss was taken with how much the computer age has influenced contemporary dance. In his book he hopes to create a guide on how to utilize these sources in a practical way.

"There are innumerable dance videos available for anyone to watch now. So It made a lot of sense to me to actually use you tube videos and analyze them," Strauss says.

In addition, Strauss collaborated with esteemed dance professor Myron Howard Nadel on the third edition of The Dance Epxerience. Nadel is the author of the first two editions.

Hannah Parent, KRCU


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