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EntangledTechnology and the Transformation of Performance$
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Chris Salter

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262195881

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262195881.001.0001

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Chris Salter

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This chapter deals with the influence of technology in body-based art forms such as dance and theatre. The author puts forward the theory that the chronophotography of the 1920s and body-based conditioning rules such as biomechanics, choreutics, and eurythmics are also viewed as technological advancements. These body-based conditioning rules along with the sensors, high-technology cameras, and techniques of computer imaging brought about a revolution in the field of dance and theatre. A number of artists from the 1960s to the 1990s used ancient as well as modern technologies to transform the dance and theatre art forms. The chapter concludes with a detailed analysis of how recent technologies such as computer, cameras, and imaging techniques have influenced the fields of dance and theatre.

Keywords:   technology, dance, theatre, eurythmics, computer

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