ERIC Number: ED196083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Televised Dance: Evaluation of Three Approaches.
Oglesbee, Frank W.
A study was conducted to determine whether dance-trained, television-trained, and regular television viewing audiences would evaluate different approaches to televising dance differently. Three versions of a dance performance were videotaped: (1) version A, a one-camera, one-shot recording; (2) version B, a two-camera, real-time-edited approach, with the television director choosing the shots without consulting the choreographer; and (3) version C, another two-camera, real-time-edited approach, with the choreographer picking the shots in consultation with the director. The three versions were then shown, in varying order, to groups of students representing the three audiences. The subjects completed a bipolar adjectival scale consisting of 15 pairs of items measuring response to the organization and esthetics of the performance and asking for a general evaluation. The instrument also asked for background information on the type and extent of the subjects' training in dance or television, their sex, and their major. The results showed that the audiences did respond to differences in directing television dance. Nondancers preferred the combined television director-choreographer approach; dancers, however, did not, preferring instead the television director approach. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audience Response
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (66th, New York, NY, November 13-16, 1980).