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Composition as decomposition: an insight regarding the dance creation

Grant number: 10/04330-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): July 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Dance
Principal researcher:Eusebio Lobo da Silva
Grantee:Karina Campos de Almeida
Home Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This research presents a study about composition as a decomposition process in dance, from the performance's actor-dancer experience point of view. We performed a theoretical investigation regarding the formal elaboration process in dance and its building elements suggested by the references, mainly Dantas (1999) and Smith-Artaud (2000). In order to incorporate other voices to the composition as decomposition in dance, the present research exposes reflections developed from interviews with three different artists from Tanz theater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Helena Pikon, Julie Anne Stanzak and Morena Nascimento. Additionally, the research comprehends a practical investigation monitoring three distinct creative processes: the "Era... Uma vez?" piece creation, from Terraço Teatro; "Impressões", from Seis + 1 dance company and "Narrative and poetics in the process of devising dance for the screen", project developed during an artistic residence in London, United Kingdom. Linking theory and practice, it is intended discuss how composition and decomposition merge during the creation processes the works mentioned in the present dissertation.

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ALMEIDA, Karina Campos de. Composition as decomposition: an insight regarding the dance creation. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Artes Campinas, SP.

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