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Corporalitate şi Tehnologie în compoziţia coregrafică contemporană
Body and Technology in Contemporary Dance Composition

Author(s): Demian Nicoleta
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Vocational Education
Published by: MediaMusica
Keywords: Digital body instrumentalization; choreographic algorithm; computerized dance composition; motion bank.

Summary/Abstract: Contemporary choreographers are more and more aware of the power to capture attention not through the esthetic value of the dance, not through its emotional force, but instead by the “conceptualization” of the human body, which becomes a social and anthropological pattern. In the 21st century the human body transcends from the hyper-organic ballet body to the abstract body, from the negation of the flesh to the technological body. The development and generalization of information and communication technologies have determined the digital instrumentalisation of the contemporary dancer’s body and algorithmized choreography. William Forsythe proposes a cognitive method for computerized dance composition, from a mathematic, geometric, organized point of view. Through abstract and algorithmized choreography, through de-structuring the organic quality of the body movements, Forsythe creates a methodology of dance composition that enables artists to discover new ways to evolve. His ample scientific perspective inside the art of choreography leaves behind all cultural and artistic hindrances.

  • Issue Year: VII/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-86
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English, Romanian