Gwenn Barker

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034386
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813046280 | DOI:
Gwenn Barker

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This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Gwen Barker. Barker was a soloist with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Director of her own ballet school and performing company, and Head of the Preparatory Dance Division of Cornish College of the Arts. She defines technique as the result of the physical movements executed by dancers of classical ballet, which could also be applied to the other forms of dance.

Keywords: Ballet Russe; Cornish College; ballet dancers; ballet teachers; dancing; teaching technique; ballerinas

Chapter.  3537 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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