Dance On Screen

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Dance on Screen is a comprehensive introduction to the rich diversity of screen dance genres. It provides a contextual overview of dance in the screen media and analyzes a selection of case studies from the popular dance imagery of music video and Hollywood, through to experimental art dance. The focus then turbans to video dance, dance originally choreographed for the camera. Video dance can be seen as a hybrid in which the theoretical and aesthetic boundaries of dance and television are traversed and disrupted....

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Overview

Dance on Screen is a comprehensive introduction to the rich diversity of screen dance genres. It provides a contextual overview of dance in the screen media and analyzes a selection of case studies from the popular dance imagery of music video and Hollywood, through to experimental art dance. The focus then turbans to video dance, dance originally choreographed for the camera. Video dance can be seen as a hybrid in which the theoretical and aesthetic boundaries of dance and television are traversed and disrupted. This new paperback edition includes a new Preface by the author covering key developments since the hardcover edition was published in 2001.

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"...a fascinating overview of the developments in screen media throughout the Twentieth century."—Choice

"Any student with an interest in the combination of dance and screen will find this a useful resource."—Sally Christian, Dance Gazette

"Dodds sets a high standard of scholarship for future inquiries into the expanding world of screen dance."—Stacey Prickett, Dance Research

"The content, range and style of this book make it eminently suitable for use by students. It is informative, clearly written and easily read. Dance on Screen...makes a valuable contribution to scholarship and research in this area."—Jayne Stephens, Dance Theatre Jourbanal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403941459
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Sherril Dodds is a Lecturer in Dance Studies at the University of Surrey.

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Table of Contents

Foreword—B.Lockyer
• Preface to the Second Edition
• Preface to the First Edition
• Acknowledgements
• Dance on Screen: A Contextual Framework Images of Dance in the Screen Media
• Video Dance: Televisualizing the Dancing Body
• Postmodern Dance Strategies on Television
• Hybrid Sites and Fluid Bodies
• Appendix
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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