Transmission in Motion. The Technologizing of Dance

M.A. Bleeker (Editor)

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How can various technologies, from the more conventional to the very new, be used to archive, share and understand dance movement? How can they become part of new ways of creating dance? What does this tell us about the ways in which technology is part of how we make sense and think? And about the role played by movement in how we do so? Well-known choreographers and dance collectives like William Forsythe, Siohban Davis, Merce Cunningham, Emio Greco | PC, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Steve Paxton, Wayne McGregor, and BADco. have initiated projects to investigate these questions, and many more are in the process of doing so. Their projects inaugurate a new area for dance archives, education, research and creation while also drawing attention to the intimate relationship between the technologies we use and how we perceive, make sense and think. This book presents a thorough introduction to their projects ‘from the inside’, i.e. by authors who have been closely involved in developing them. Their introductions are framed by reflections by leading scholars from the international and interdisciplinary field illuminating the significance of these projects in the context of current debates on dance, the (multi-media) archive, immaterial cultural heritage and copyright, embodied cognition, education, media culture and the knowledge society.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Number of pages244
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-18944-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • digitization
  • technological innovation
  • archiving
  • dance
  • media culture


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