Testing ground: evolving screendance practices and theories and the Leeds International Film Festival Screendance Competition

Norman, Kyra (2016) Testing ground: evolving screendance practices and theories and the Leeds International Film Festival Screendance Competition. The International Journal of Screendance, 6. ISSN 2154-6878

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Abstract / Summary

Following the Screendance Competition at the Leeds International Film Festival in 2015, I was struck by the ways in which this event makes visible, and actively engages with, several issues that seem to define current discourse around screendance. If I review recent writing on screendance, three key questions emerge:

- How might we (screendance artists, curators, audiences and researchers) draw on the separate knowledges and ways of seeing that varied dance and moving image practices bring to this hybrid form?
- How might we frame what it is that we are doing in ways that might be useful to audiences?
- How might we establish greater specificity in our discussions of screendance works in ways that might be useful to artists?

Looking into each of these questions offers the potential to change our perceptions of what we are doing and discussing. Here, I begin to trace the ways in which the programming strategies and thinking going on behind the scenes at the LIFF Screendance Competition actively work through and respond to each of these questions.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 2154-6878
Subjects: Film & TV > Film > British Film
Performance > Dance > Choreography
Performance > Dance
Film & TV > Film > International Film
Courses by Department: Academy of Music & Theatre Arts > Dance
Depositing User: Kyra Norman
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 09:49
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 13:28
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/1857

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