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Screendance

Douglas Rosenberg

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199772612
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949670 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772612.001.0001
Screendance

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Since the 1960’s artists have been increasingly drawn to the intersection of dance and the moving image, (for the purposes of this book, referred to as, screendance). Historical precedents for the genre can be tracked to the birth of photography and film technologies and in fact dance and the optical mediums have been linked since the earliest incarnation of reproducible photographic images. However, the purpose of this book is to address screendance within the frame of the visual arts as well as to situate it as an extension of dance and the optical mediums including film and video. Mediated dance and dance on film or video is now a part of the canon of modern dance. However, there are few texts that exist that specifically address the practice of screendance from both a historical and theoretical perspective and generally the practice has been framed as specific to the discourses of dance proper. This book addresses issues of curation, intertextual dialog with other mediums and practices and other intellectual ephemera and movements that create the foundation for criticality in an art practice. This book weaves together theory from art and dance as well as appropriate historical reference material and propose a new theory of screendance, one that frames it within the discourse of post-modern art practice.

Keywords: dance; technology; video; curation; theory; post-modernism; screendance; intertextual dialog

Book.  232 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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Introduction in Screendance

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Mediated Bodies in Screendance

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Excavating Genres in Screendance

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