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Choreography and Verbatim Theatre

Dancing Words

Authors: McCormack, Jess

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  • Represents the first publication to focus on choreography and verbatim physical theatre
  • Ranges across multiple disciplines, including Dance, Performance Studies and Translation Studies
  • Holds appeal for practitioners as well as researchers
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About this book

How might spoken words be translated into choreography? This book addresses the field of verbatim dance-theatre, around which there is currently limited existing scholarly writing. Grounded in extensive research, the project combines dance studies and performance studies theory, detailed analysis of professional choreographic work and examples of experimental practice to then employ the framework of translation studies in order to consider what a focus on movement and an attempt to dance/move other people’s words can offer to the field of verbatim theatre. It investigates ways to understand, articulate and engage in the process of choreographing movement as a response to verbatim spoken language. It is directed at an international audience of dance studies scholars, theatre and performance studies scholars and dance-theatre practitioners, and it would be appropriate reading material for undergraduate students seeking to develop their understanding of choreographic processes that use written/spoken text as a starting point and graduate students working in the area of adaptation, verbatim theatre, physical theatre or devised theatre.

About the authors

Jess McCormack is a practitioner researcher working across dance, theatre and performance. Her research on devised and choreographic processes incorporates practice-as-research and critical theory. Her current interests include verbatim theatre, choreographic practice, adaptation, translation and cultural transferences, feminist performance practices and applied performance. She works in the Department of Theatre at the University of Bristol, UK.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Choreography as a Translation Process

    McCormack, Jess

    Pages 1-25

  • Dancing Other People’s Words: Verbatim Dance-Theatre

    McCormack, Jess

    Pages 27-62

  • DV8 Physical Theatre’s Verbatim Dance-Theatre: How Might Choreography Be Developed in Verbatim Performance?

    McCormack, Jess

    Pages 63-88

  • Making Verbatim Dance-Theatre

    McCormack, Jess

    Pages 89-118

  • Concluding Comments: Choreographed Dialogue

    McCormack, Jess

    Pages 119-126

Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92019-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 57,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92018-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Choreography and Verbatim Theatre
Book Subtitle
Dancing Words
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92019-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92019-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92018-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 128
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