Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pg. 99: Erin Brannigan's "Dancefilm"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image by Erin Brannigan.

About the book, from the publisher:
Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image is a rich exploration of the choreographic in cinema. It traces the history of the dancefilm form from some of its earliest manifestations in the silent film era, through the historic avant garde, musicals and music videos to contemporary experimental short dancefilms. In so doing it also traverses some of the most significant collaborations between dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers. Bringing film theory and dance theory into dialogue, the book argues that the combination of dance and film produces cine-choreographic practices that are specific to the dancefilm form. As whole, the book thus presents new models of cinematic movement that are historically informed and interdisciplinary in nature. An extensive companion website provides key video illustrations and links to online resources.
Read more about Dancefilm at the Oxford University Press website.

Erin Brannigan works in dance and film as a journalist, academic and curator. She was the founding Director of ReelDance International Dance on Screen Festival and has curated dance screen programs and exhibitions for Sydney Festival 2008, Melbourne International Arts Festival 2003 and international dance screen festivals. Brannigan writes on dance for the Australian arts newspaper, RealTime and lectures in the School of English, Media and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales.

The Page 99 Test: Dancefilm.

--Marshal Zeringue