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ERIC Number: EJ886934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Natural Selection and the Audition Process: Dance Science in Context. Monaco Dance Forum/Association Danse Medecine Recherche Colloquium, Monaco, 1-4 April 2010
Sporton, Gregory
Research in Dance Education, v11 n2 p139-142 Jun 2010
The Monaco Dance Forum (MDF), a biennale of dance that takes place in the beautiful and affluent surroundings of Monte Carlo, has chosen this time to celebrate as its theme the centenary of the "Ballets Russes." Diaghilev's famous company made its first tour in 1909, an event that unarguably changed ballet's status as an art form, and heralded another 20 years of innovation and experimentation under the great impresario's keen eye for what could be beautiful and shocking all at once. His concept of artistic collaboration through dance is still pursued by company directors around the globe, and his capacity to uncover and nurture talent enabled regular transfusions of new ideas and energy into the work of the Ballets Russes. The Monaco Dance Forum has taken the effort to revive something of Diaghilev's magic in the Principality seriously. Accordingly, as part of the MDF's "Act II" of its Biennale, the joint forces of the MDF and the Monaco-based Association Danse Medecine Recherche (ADMR) hosted an unusual gathering in Monte Carlo in the first week of April 2010. This article discusses how the MDF/ADMR conference has got the right communities in place to change the outdated models of ruthless neo-Darwinism in dance for the better.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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