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Mediation, Trace and Space in Dance Theatre: Already Elsewhere

Klich, Rosemary E. (2014) Mediation, Trace and Space in Dance Theatre: Already Elsewhere. In: Baxter, Virginia and Brannigan, Erin, eds. Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers. Wakefield Press, Adelaide. ISBN 978-1-74305-241-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In Already Elsewhere (2005), bodies and media work together to produce postdramatic narratives in a nightmarish dreamscape. The work emphasises the spatial dimension, presenting a landscape within which the live body, material objects and mediated imagery only develop meaning in relation to each other. Media and projection are used as key dramaturgical devices that further the themes of the work and as such, the ‘filmic’ aspects and mediated imagery cannot be read within a media tradition but should be accepted as fundamentally embedded within the dramaturgy. This essay addresses the dramaturgical context of the media presentation in Already Elsewhere and connects this element with the structure and concerns of the overall work. By exploring the manifestation of bodies and their media traces and the doubling of the dancers, this essay suggests that the intermedial choreography unfolds as a type of 'scenic poem' (Lehmann).

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Contemporary Dance, multimedia performance, Australian dance, choreography
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theatre
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: R. Klich
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 10:48 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45388 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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