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ERIC Number: EJ1153371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Selfies, Dance, and Performance: A Multimedia and Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Brooks Mata, Kim; Kasra, Mona
Journal of Dance Education, v17 n3 p115-123 2017
This article discusses a pedagogical and creative approach to designing a mixed-media, live dance performance. By involving undergraduate students in the process, the authors were able to examine the contemporary phenomenon of selfies and the effect of the "online self" and "mediated self" on dance performance. The performance combined the work of dance and digital media design faculty members, self-reflective contributions from students, a music composer, and a costume designer. Even the audience participated, as the students' selfies and images of audience members taken by the dancers early in the performance were then also projected onto a media screen. Some of the choreographed movements were developed by student dancers following journaling and small group explorations of self and identity as seen in the selfies. Postperformance interviews revealed the value of complicating more traditional dance-making practices through role interdependence and of teaching the creative integration of multimedia in performance design.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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