Cynthia Harvey

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:
Cynthia Harvey

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This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Cynthia Harvey, who has been a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet in London. Harvey currently teaches in Europe and around the world, and defines technique as the detail that is applied to create the ultimate ease of expression. She imparts technique by trying to draw upon the years of methodology or training that has been influential upon her own path of knowledge. This includes ideas and concepts acquired from teachers with whom she has studied.

Keywords: American Ballet Theatre; Royal Ballet; ballet dancers; ballerinas; ballet teachers; dancing; teaching technique

Chapter.  4397 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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