PHASE II READLIST. CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR LINKS. 

DANCE COMPOSITION: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CREATIVE SUCCESS IN DANCE MAKING

REQUIRED:  Simple, comprehensive, easy to understand.  This is our primary text for familiarization with composition for the Cultivation intensives.  Please write a book summary, including a few sentences to summarize each of the 8 methods of construction.  Use the article on "Note-Taking for Reading" (below) to guide you in creating your book summary.

The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills

REQUIRED:  This book will change the way you see practice FOREVER, and for less than the cost of most dinners out!

Doumbek Technique and Rhythms for Arabic Percussion, with Amir Naoum

REQUIRED:  Amir is a wonderful musician, and speaks from experience when he shares his knowledge of commonly used Arabic rhythms.  You will only be required to know the BASIC structure of these patterns for the Cultivation Assessment Test.

Killer Ziller: Belly Dance Finger Cymbals

OPTIONAL:  Wonderful drills and combos for all levels.  I highly suggest working with this DVD, as you'll be required to play zils and dance for your Cultivation Assessment Test.  You may also work on a regular basis with the zil composition and combo that we learned in Initiation.

ARTICLE: NOTE-TAKING FOR READING

REQUIRED:  Use this article note-taking to help you develop a book summary for Dance Composition.