Susanne Foellmer, Maria Katharina Schmidt, and Cornelia Schmitz (eds.), Performing Arts in Transition: Moving Between Media, Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2019, 256 pp. 16 black and white illustrations, £120 Hbk, £44.99 Ebk, ISBN: 9781138574014 [Book review]

Sachsenmaier, Stefanie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5485-0607 (2020) Susanne Foellmer, Maria Katharina Schmidt, and Cornelia Schmitz (eds.), Performing Arts in Transition: Moving Between Media, Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2019, 256 pp. 16 black and white illustrations, £120 Hbk, £44.99 Ebk, ISBN: 9781138574014 [Book review]. Dance Research, 38 (1) . pp. 127-128. ISSN 0264-2875 [Article] (doi:10.3366/drs.2020.0297)

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Abstract

An engagement with a variety of media seems commonplace for performance practitioners, not only in the context of documenting their practice, but also for those working across artistic disciplines. While established debates in the
performing arts tend to focus on the multiplicity of media practices, for instance in view of archival debates or issues of ephemerality, what has been less foregrounded to date are questions concerning the actual moments of transition between media and genres, as these are practised by performance-makers, often in collaboration with others. What happens in these moments of change between media, and what issues do arise? Through positing this central question concerning practices of transfer and migration between media, the publication offers a focus on moving between boundaries, on acts of transmission and change from one medium to another, in conjunction to considerations on ‘medial
contours’ and their distinctive characteristics. [...]

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
Item ID: 30965
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Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 08:27
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 08:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30965

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