A gestural analysis of music and dance through live composition

Minors, Helen Julia (2011) A gestural analysis of music and dance through live composition. In: Dance and Music: Moving Dialogues; 16 - 19 Feb 2011, Montreal, Canada. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In what way can a culturally informed definition of expressive gesture aid an analysis and experi-ential understanding of the intersection between music and dance? Using Soundpainting ‘ as a case study, this paper challenges how musicians and dancers, and moreover creative artists, create and contribute to a dialogue between, across and within the arts. Interviews with the Soundpainter Walter Thompson pro-vide a practical and applied basis for analysis, challenging how music-dance dialogues are formed. A meta-language is suggested which positively crosses the arts allowing for a dialogue which privileges interactivity and posits a form of communication which crosses both disciplines.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: Dance and Music: Moving Dialogues
Organising Body: Mc Gill University and Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Research Area: Music
Drama, dance and performing arts
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Performance and Screen Studies
Depositing User: Helen Julia Minors
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 10:33
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2012 14:00
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/18989

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