Chapter 11


To understand the duties of the production manager in dance, we need to understand the discipline, the reasoning for the work and how it all comes together. The unique part of this art form is that its driving force lies within the movement. The story, the themes or even, sometimes, the music take a secondary role to the movement of bodies in space. “Dance” is an all-encompassing art that contains many styles, but for the purposes of this chapter, we will focus on two types of dance—ballet and modern/contemporary.


“At the second performance of The Daughter of the Snows, this change turned into a complete fiasco. The wings, as well as the set at the back, cracked, toppled over, and broke in pieces. The machinist at that ...

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