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The Implications of Technology in Dance: A Dancer’s Perspective of Moving in Media-Rich Environments

  • Kerry Francksen
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Abstract

In this chapter, Francksen examines technology’s role as a key creative agent within digital dance performance and discusses the impact this is having on the dancer’s experience of making movement. Importantly, this chapter makes a case for the positive impact technology can have on the ways in which dancers both create and experience movement, particularly when it is integrated within the studio setting. Through an analysis of the author’s own practice, Francksen explores how technology can change the ways in which dancers produce, engage with, and ultimately create movement. In so doing, this chapter promotes the experiential awareness of the dancer as key to appreciating the affordances of technology in dance specific to our digital age.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kerry Francksen
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  1. 1.Independent Artist, Researcher, and EducatorLeicesterUK

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