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Beyond the studio : the creative process in local, site-related dance

Daw, Josephine (2009) Beyond the studio : the creative process in local, site-related dance. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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This practice–led research thesis comprises a dance performance and a written exegesis that will make salient and analyse the creative process in site-related choreography. The work explores the repercussions of moving dance making activities away from the traditional studio and considers how choreographic practice might be challenged or transformed when it is pursued ‘on location’ to allow for other understandings of site and location to permeate the choreography. The research includes an ethnographic study on a Northern Territory dance company, Tracks Dance. The object is to illuminate the shifting complexities of the creative process in dance making and document this through analysis of the choreographer’s experience in rehearsals. I detail the company’s creative processes that exist primarily outside of the studio.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
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DVD of related live performances is available from the library

Uncontrolled Keywords: dance performance, choreography, place in dance, location in dance, ethnography, Tracks Dance, Northern Territory, Darwin
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2011 23:58
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:47
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