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Materialities in Dance and Performance: Writing, Documenting, Archiving

Gabriele Klein

The »material turn« in science and art has brought the artistic process and the material of staging into focus, thereby changing the paradigm of dance and performance as ephemeral arts. At the same time, digital media have given rise to new forms of materiality, documentation, and archiving. But what is »materiality« in dance and performance? What role do materials play as part of the cultural memory of an ephemeral art? The contributors explore concepts of materiality in dance and performance, the use of materials in artistic practices, and the role of social media in changing perceptions of dance and performance. This volume demonstrates how the focus on materiality shapes contemporary dance and performance art and challenges established concepts in performance and dance research.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Transcript Publishing
  • Publish Date: Mar 27th, 2024
  • Pages: 276
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9783837670646
  • Categories: Dance - GeneralTheater - History & Criticism

About the Author

Klein, Gabriele: - Gabriele Klein (Dr. rer. soc.) has been a full professor of sociology with a focus on human movement science, dance and performance studies at Universität Hamburg since 2002. Since 2022 she has also been professor of ballet and dance (Hans-van-Manen Chair) at the University of Amsterdam. She is PI of the Cluster of Excellence »Understanding Written Artefacts« at Universität Hamburg. From 2022 to 2023, she was a fellow at the research center »global dis: connect«.
Cramer, Franz Anton: - Franz Anton Cramer is a research associate in the project »Choreographies of Archiving« directed by Gabriele Klein (2020-2023), as part of the Cluster of Excellence »Understanding Written Artefacts« at Universität Hamburg. Prior to that, he conducted research and archival projects at Universität Leipzig (Dance Archives), Centre national de la danse in Paris (CND), Tanzplan Deutschland / Dance Heritage (Berlin), and Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg.
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