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Dance and Film

Sangita Shresthova

in Cinema and Media Studies

ISBN: 9780199791286
Published online October 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199791286-0091
Dance and Film

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The aesthetic, temporal, and interactive intersections of dance, film, and most recently new media cut across avant-garde art and popular culture domains. An increasingly recognized subgenre, dance films draw on physical and spatial aspects inherent to dance as well as the visual and temporal abilities of film and video in order to create a new expressive medium. Ranging from popular applications in music videos to avant-garde experimental projects, dance films created for the camera are celebrated at dedicated film festivals around the world. Since their inception in the early 20th century, Hollywood musicals and Bollywood song-and-dance sequences have firmly rooted film dance in popular culture. More recently, reality shows such as ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and NBC’s So You Think You Can Dance? brought virtuosic and popular dance as competition to primetime television. And dance even has been introduced into interactive and virtual spaces as choreographers and their engineers engage new-media technologies. This bibliography collects published works that engage and explore screen dance through various disciplines and methodologies.

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Subjects: Media Studies ; Film ; Radio ; Television

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