Dance’s Duet with the Camera

Motion Pictures

  • Telory D. Arendell
  • Ruth Barnes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Telory D. Arendell
    Pages 1-16
  3. Site/Sight and the Body

  4. Movement Beyond the I/Eye

  5. Querying Praxis

  6. Bodies, Spaces, Camera

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Angela Kassel
      Pages 175-197
    3. Telory D. Arendell
      Pages 199-210
    4. Carol-Lynne Moore
      Pages 211-222
  7. New Technologies: Dance as 3D’s Ultimate Agent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Philip Szporer, Marlene Millar
      Pages 225-237
    3. Ruth Barnes
      Pages 239-251
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 253-263

About this book


Dance’s Duet with the Camera: Motion Pictures is a collection of essays written by various authors on the relationship between live dance and film. Chapters cover a range of topics that explore dance film, contemporary dance with film on stage, dance as an ideal medium to be captured by 3D images and videodance as kin to site-specific choreography. This book explores the ways in which early practitioners such as Loïe Fuller and Maya Deren began a conversation between media that has continued to evolve and yet still retains certain unanswered questions. Methodology for this conversation includes dance historical approaches as well as mechanical considerations. The camera is a partner, a disembodied portion of self that looks in order to reflect on, to mirror, or to presage movement. This conversation includes issues of sexuality, race, and mixed ability. Bodies and lenses share equal billing.


performance camera film screen movement media contemporary technology identity videodance site-specific lense Loïe Fuller Maya Deren

Editors and affiliations

  • Telory D. Arendell
    • 1
  • Ruth Barnes
    • 2
  1. 1.Missouri State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Missouri State UniversitySpringfieldUSA

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