Material traces : reflecting on dance performance and the archive

Roche, Jennifer (2011) Material traces : reflecting on dance performance and the archive. Dance Notes, December (2), pp. 8-10.

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How dance history should be conserved, like any other human event is problematical. This article refers to the dancer’s embodied repertoire of movement and questions how it might connect with the archive, so that the recording of dance work is not taken as fully representative of the work itself. I propose opening out the multi-dimensional configuring that is part of the creation of a dance piece in order to flesh out the bones of the archive. This could be done through engaging with the choreographer and the performers (who are often co-creators of the work) to draw a range of insights and perspectives together.

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ID Code: 74073
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Contemporary Dance, Archive , Dancer's Perspective
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Author
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2014 22:05
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2014 20:03

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