by Gilles Obermayer
A 2 CD Set of Modern Dance Music for Modern Dance Technique Classes.
Both CDs contain a variety of all Percussion Music
by composer Gilles Obermayer.
Music is based on the
38 Exercises in the Martha Graham Technique.
Floor Work, Standing Work, Across the Floor
Counts for the exercises are detailed in the accompanying Dance notes.
The Modern Dance Syllabus was designed by Monique S. Sunderland, teacher at The National College of Dance in Oslo, Norway.
CD 1: Floor Work - 48 Minutes & 25 Exercises from 1:07 - 3:37 minutes in length
CD 2: for Center Work & Across the Floor - 59 Minutes & 35 Exercises from :24 - 3:32 minutes in length
CONTRACTION was Composed to fit with the rhythms and patterns of the 38 exercises of the Graham Technique.
The music is adaptable for other styles also.
When listening to the demos, notice the beginning of each track sets the meter and rhythm with a brief intro.
Excerpts of CONTRACTION are in MP3 format.
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Play or Download an excerpt of Bounces & Breathings (track 4: CD1)
Play or Download an excerpt of Feet Coming Forward (track 11: CD1)
Play or Download an excerpt of Sidebrushes (track 6: CD2)
Play or Download an excerpt of Prances (track 25: CD2)
Play or Download an excerpt of Gallop (track 26: CD2)
Play or Download an excerpt of Parallel Sissone jumps (track 29: CD2)
Contraction is based on the standard exercises in the Martha Graham technique but can easily be adapted for all modern dance styles!!
Gilles uses a wide variety of drums and percussive instruments throughout the two CDs.
CONTRACTION CD-R is $35.00 for the 2 CDs and dance notes.
Other CDs by Gilles
Fenetres Windows, GAH!!!, Best of Gilles Obermayer, Contraction (2 CD Set), Modern Dance Technique with Gabe Masson
Also see David Finkelstein's Shift of Weight for Graham class music with exercises
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