Karen Gibbons-Brown

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:
Karen Gibbons-Brown

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This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Karen Gibbons-Brown, Artistic Director of the Fort Wayne Ballet in Indiana. Gibbons-Brown defines technique as the knowledge base that allows one to create quality movement both kinetically and aesthetically. It is not elusive but, rather, more scientific than someone watching a class or performance might ever imagine. When all is said and done, technique is the means to the end.

Keywords: Fort Wayne Ballet; artistic director; ballet dancers; ballet teachers; dancing; teaching technique; ballerinas

Chapter.  3084 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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