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Dance as film, film as dance


As forms of expression based on the same principle of "moving plasticity", dance and film were associated since the turn of the 20th century, when both reflected the constant transformations experienced by urban centers and their inhabitants. Over the decades, the act of filming dance had to be reconsidered several times, in order to transcend the mere recording of a performance. On the other hand, a choreographic character would be claimed for cinema, on several occasions, especially while a film abandons, temporarily or permanently, narrative in favor of a cinetic dance of beings, things, camera, cuts etc. Due to the growing connection between film and dance in contemporary production - present in biennials, museums and art galleries around the world - it becomes urgent to know and understand the different ways in which these two art forms relate and intersect - their points of contact and divergence. Thus, to explore on the one hand, the dance as film (videodance, screendance etc.), and on the other, film as dance (the secret choreography of the world only revealed by the film, and not for it). That is, dance in film and dance by film. Therefore, this project aims to operate an archeology of those dialogues in order to understand the contemporary production, in which these two forms of expression seem increasingly intertwined, converging to a hybrid form. (AU)

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