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Inside the Knot, that Two Bodies Make

Spier, Steven (2007) Inside the Knot, that Two Bodies Make. Dance Research Journal, 39 (1). pp. 490-59. [Journal article]

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The film From a Classical Position (1997) is a fully collaborative work between a notable dancer and performer and a notable choreographer, being danced, directed and edited by Dana Caspersen and William Forsythe of the late Ballett Frankfurt. By looking at closely at the film, its origins and its process of creation, we gain an understanding of Caspersen and Forsythe's way of collaborating and their interest in working with other media and formats. Uncompromising if not difficult for a general dance audience, it is also somewhat didactic and offers insights into some of the Ballett Frankfurt's methods of generating movement, choreographic structures an the importance of classical technique to a distinct movement vocabulary.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:William Forsythe, Dana Caspersen, dance and film, collaboration
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > The Belfast School of Architecture
ID Code:13293
Deposited By: Professor Steven Spier
Deposited On:27 Apr 2010 10:00
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:09

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