Individual Author Record
Name: Rebecca Nettle-FiolPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionThe author is a professor of dance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Biographical and Professional InformationRebecca Nettl-Fiol is a teacher, choreographer, and author, specializing in the Alexander technique and dance training. A faculty member at Illinois since 1982, she certified as an Alexander teacher in 1990 and is a co-director of the Urbana Centre for Alexander Technique.
- The Body Ecletic: Evolving Practices in Dance Training, University of Illinois Press, 2008
- Dance and the Alexander Technique, University of Illinois Press, 2011
Titles At Your Library
The Body Eclectic: Evolving Practices in Dance Training
ISBN: 0252074890 University of Illinois Press. 2008
This rich collection of essays and interviews explores modern-dance technique training from the last fifty years. Focusing on the culture of dance, editors Melanie Bales and Rebecca Nettl-Fiol examine choreographic process and style, dancer agency and participation in the creative process, and changes in the role and purpose of training. Bringing recent writings on dance into dialogue with dance practice, The Body Eclectic: Evolving Practices in Dance Training asks readers to consider the relationship between training practices and choreographic style andcontent. The contributors explore how technique training both guides and reflects the art of dance.
Contributors include Melanie Bales, Glenna Batson, Wendell Beavers, Veronica Dittman, Natalie Gilbert, Joshua Monten, Martha Myers, and Rebecca Nettl-Fiol.
Dance professionals interviewed include David Dorfman, Ralph Lemon, Bebe Miller, Tere O’Connor, and Shelley Washington.
Dance and the Alexander Technique
ISBN: 0252077938 University of Illinois Press. 2011
In Dance and the Alexander Technique, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol and Luc Vanier utilize their ten years of research on developmental movement and dance training to explore the relationship between a specific movement technique and the basic principles of support and coordination. The Alexander Technique, developed in the early twentieth century by F. M. Alexander, can be used to enhance dexterity in all types of activities, from everyday actions as mundane as tooth-brushing to highly demanding dance movements. Applying the tenets of this technique through the lens of a specific subset of principles called the Dart Procedures, the authors offer a unique approach for using the Alexander Technique in dance and other activities. The principles of this technique are used by people in all walks of life and have proven to be effective for enhancing performance and improving overall health and well-being.
Amply illustrated and supplemented with a DVD that demonstrates the concepts and applications of the Alexander Technique, this book will be highly instrumental for dancers, teachers of dance, and anyone interested in giving everyday movements more efficiency, dexterity, and elegance.