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Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art
     

Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art

by S. Dodds, Bob Lockyer (Foreword by)
 

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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 turns to video dance, dance originally choreographed for the

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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 turns 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 hardback 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 Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403941459
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
06/26/2001
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

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

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