From fairground site to website: the dancing body and visual technology in early film and YouTube

Parfitt, Clare (2009) From fairground site to website: the dancing body and visual technology in early film and YouTube. In: Topographies: Sites, Bodies and Technologies, Society of Dance History Scholars Conference, 19-22 June 2009, Stanford University, California, US. (Submitted)

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Abstract

From the birth of cinema to the new millennium, dance has been involved in a complex and shifting relationship with moving image technologies. Early filmmakers used a fixed camera and a single, short take to capture popular cabaret performers executing pre-choreographed routines. In the digital age, a new short film platform has instigated another revolution in mediated dance spectatorship: YouTube. In this paper, the relationship between the dancing body and technology at each of these historical moments will be compared using methodologies derived from work in visual culture, film studies and screendance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Thirty-second annual conference
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N6494.V53 Video art
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama > PN1993 Motion pictures
Divisions: Departments > Dance
Event Title: Topographies: Sites, Bodies and Technologies, Society of Dance History Scholars Conference
Event Location: Stanford University, California, US
Event Dates: 19-22 June 2009
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Depositing User: Clare Parfitt
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 15:06
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 09:41
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1044

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