Periodic Convergences: Dance and Computers

deLahunta, Scott (2002) Periodic Convergences: Dance and Computers. In: Tanz und Technologie / Dance and Technology. Alexander Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 66-84. ISBN 3895810797

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Published in German and English, this chapter is one of deLahunta's major outputs to emerge from a group of related research outputs, concerning "dance and technology". In it he explores the history of the convergence between dance and computers from the 1960s to the 1990s, arguing that this convergence has been periodic, involving particular artists at particular times, rather than producing a genre of work (as others have speculated). As the mainstream of contemporary dance evolved alongside a growing field of interactive new media art practice, despite the creation of some higher education track programmes and a few high profile projects, developments in the dance/new technologies overlap remained experimental, academically orientated and subject to surges in activity.

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Additional Information: The related writings and conceptual concerns within this “dance and technology” research area can be traced from a symposium in Amsterdam titled ‘Connecting Bodies’ (1996). They were informed by the creation of the ‘Dance and Technology Zone’ website, set up by artist/colleague Mark Coniglio and deLahunta in 1997, and the initiation of the e-list ‘dance-tech’ (now archived). In recognition of his growing expertise, deLahunta was hired (pre-2001) as consultant and research advisor in the areas of dance, live performance and digital media by several institutions (e.g. University of Aarhus, Amsterdam School of the Arts, Laban Centre London, Dartington College of Arts). These were the contexts where deLahunta first engaged fully with emerging discourses in these areas, and began to formulate his own views.
ISBN: 3895810797
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Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 15:50
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