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Music, Dance and Translation

Helen Julia Minors

How is music affected by its translation, interpretation and adaptation with, through, and by dance? How might notation of dance and music act as a form of translation? How does music influence the creation of dance? How might dance and music be understood to exchange and transfer their content, sense and process during both the creative process and the interpretative process?

Bringing together chapters that explore theory and practice, this book questions the process and role translation has to play in the context of music and dance. It provides a range of case studies across this interdisciplinary field, and is not restricted by genre, style or cultural location. As one of very few volumes to explore translation in relation to music and to overtly tackle this topic in terms of dance, it moves the argument from a broad notion of text and translation, to think critically about the sound and movement arts of music and dance, using translation as a model to better understand the collaboration of these art forms.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publish Date: May 29th, 2025
  • Pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781350371606
  • Categories: Translating & InterpretingDance - GeneralSemiotics & Theory

About the Author

Helen Julia Minors is Professor and Head of the School of Arts at York St York University, UK.

Praise for this book

"This volume offers a new lens through which to understand the different creative processes involved in dance as an art form. For readers who may be interested in translation studies or inter-media relationships but are unfamiliar with dance, it provides a lot of information." --Kara Yoo Leaman, New York University, USA