Invisible Connections: Dance, Choreography and Internet Communities

1st Edition

Sita Popat

Routledge
Published February 11, 2010
Reference - 178 Pages
ISBN 9780415576321 - CAT# Y107664
Series: Innovations in Art and Design

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Summary

The first and only book to focus on dance on the Internet, Sita Popat’s fascinating Invisible Connections examines how Internet and communication technologies offer dance and theatre new platforms for creating and performing work, and how opportunities for remote interaction and collaboration are available on a scale never before imaginable.

Drawing upon the work of practioners and theorists in the arts, communications and technology theorists and , Invisible Connections makes special reference to Popat’s series of Internet-based choreography projects from with online communities around the globe, and explores:

* methods by which such technologies can facilitate creative collaborations between performers and viewers
* how sharing creative processes between online communities can enrich the artistic palette and provide arts-based learning
* how the Cartesian duality of the mind-body split is challenged by the physicality of dancing and choreography together online.

With its dual aspect approach, from the author as an artist/researcher and the appendix being written by a software designer, the historical perspective on performance on the internet coupled with the writing makes this a must read book for any student of performance, dance or communication studies.

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