Thursday, November 9, 5:30-7p
Location: Oshman Hall in McMurtry Building, Stanford University
Dicussants: Usha Iyer, Stanford University and Sima Belmar, University of California, Berkeley
In a seminal essay “Video Space: A Site For Choreography,” first published in LEONARDO in 2000, Douglas Rosenberg notes, “Video space as a site for choreography is a malleable space for the exploration of dance as subject, object and metaphor, a meeting place for ideas about time, space and movement.” Dance has been inextricably linked to the sequential image since the earliest days of photography. Expanding the scope of thinking to analog or “hand drawn” technologies offers an even more extended notion of screendance and allows us to theorize a trajectory that wanders into the territories of the visual arts, theater, storytelling and beyond. Screendance is perhaps the most invasive of all arts species; it has been hiding in plain site since well before there was a critical mass of interest in the form, even before it was named as such. This talk visualizes a screendance history, theory and practice that is transgressive and ever-present, even if hovering slightly out of the frame. Presented by the Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies.