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Melding an Ensemble at Memory’s Limits: William Forsythe’s Whole in the Head

Vass-Rhee, Freya (2016) Melding an Ensemble at Memory’s Limits: William Forsythe’s Whole in the Head. In: Congress on Research in Dance/Society of Dance History Scholars Joint Conference "Authenticity and Appropriation", 3-6 Nov 2016, Pomona College, Claremont, California. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:65700)

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Vass-Rhee turns towards William Forsythe’s reengagement in the 2011 work Whole in the Head with the phrase known as “Tuna,” which had served in 1986 as a foundation upon which to explore the affordances of improvising with set choreography. Applying Dynamical Systems Theory, Vass-Rhee shows how the resulting work repurposed the memory of “Tuna” to both produce new choreography and scaffold expertise amongst expert improvisers.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Uncontrolled keywords: dance; choreography; memory; devising expert expertise
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Dance
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Freya Vass
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 13:29 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 12:22 UTC
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