Contraction

$ 35.00

CONTRACTION
Music by Gilles Obermayer & 
Syllabus by Monique S. Sunderland, National College of Dance in Oslo Norway

A 2 CD Set of Modern Dance Music

All Percussion Music is based on the 38 Exercises in the Martha Graham Technique.  Counts for the exercises are detailed in the accompanying Dance notes.  

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

Track 25 CD 2 – Prances

      

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Contraction – Music to Contemporary Dance Classes by Gilles Obermayer

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.

The Modern Dance Syllabus was designed by Monique S. Sunderland, teacher at The National College of Dance in Oslo, Norway. 
Both CDs contain a variety of all Percussion Music.   Selections Include  Floor Work, Standing Work and Across the Floor.

CONTENTS:

CD1 – Floor Work

Trk  Exercise  Time Demo
1. Bounces 1:47  
2. Breathings on 2 1:51  
3. Breathings on 4 2:30  
4. Bounces and Breathings 3:57
      
5. Spiral 1:33  
6. Leg Extension Combination 2:48  
7. Spiral and Leg Extension Combination 3:37  
8. Small contractions 2:39  
9. Deep contraction on 4 2:12  
10. Deep contraction on 3 1:13  
11. Feet coming forward 1:13
      
12. Deep contraction, Feet coming forward, breathings on 3 3:24  
13. Stretches 2:03  
14. Long Leans 1:18  
15. Turns around the back 1:54  
16. 4th position 90 degree, the cat or the cobra 1:24  
17. 4th position 90 degree combination (cat, cobra) 2:36  
18. Back Leg Extension 2:01  
19. Pretzel combination 1:51  
20. Pleading 2:07  
21. Pleading with release to the side 2:02  
22. Backfall to 7 1:21  
23. Backfall to 7, 5, 3 1:07  
24. Exercise on 6 1:08  
25. Exercise on 6 with roll 1:00  

 

CD2 – Standing Work and Across the Floor

 

 Trk Exercise  Time Demo
1. Turning of the thighs 1:30  
2. Demi Plié 1:58  
3. Deep contraction and Grand plié 3:00  
4. Plié and Deep contraction 3:32  
5. Brushes en croix 2:03  
6. Sidebrushes 0:40
      
7. Brushes with accent 1:08  
8. Pick up feet on 5,7,9 0:49  
9. Pick up feet on 7 1:00  
10. Adagio 1:53  
11. Combination in 3 1:12  
12. Combination in 4 0:55  
13. Combination in 8 1:24  
14. Turns with spiral 0:50  
15. 3-2-3 0:56  
16. Preparation to jumps and Jumps 0:41  
17. Slow jumps 0:27  
18. Jumps 0:24  
19. Prances 0:38  
20. Prances with cut to 8, to 10, to 12 0:47  
21. Walks 2:17  
22. Triplets very slow 2:15  
23. Triplets medium 1:59  
24. Triplets very fast 1:50  
25. Prances 2:06
      
26. Gallop 2:05
      
27. Sparkles 2:39  
28. Skips on 3 2:12  
29. Parallel (Sissone Jumps) 2:03
      
30. Low Runs 2:12  
31. Leaps on 2 2:15  
32. Leaps on 3 2:12  
33. Leaps on 5 2:11  
34. Leaps on 7 2:20  
35. Jumps 2:33  

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

More Modern CDs:
Here Come the Drums
Ray To Go II – Percussion Music for Dance Class
Velocity in Texture
Shift of Weight
Dance Phrases
Dancing Worlds
Breathe – Percussion Music for Dance and Movement
Modern Dance Environments 3

 

 

Additional information

Weight .26 lbs