Lighting dance : a study of technical, philosophical, and psychological shadows / Flaviana Xavier Antunes Sampaio ; foreword by Jennifer Tipton.
Medverkande: Tipton, Jennifer [aui]Language: English Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Utgåva: First published 2021Beskrivning: xiv, 194 sidor illustrationer (vissa i färg) 24 cmInnehållstyp: text Mediatyp: unmediated Bärartyp: volumeISBN: 9780367219178Ämne(n): Dansproduktion | Modern dans | Ljussättning | Skuggor i konsten | Scenbelysning | Koreografi | LjusdesignDDK-klassifikation: 792.8 SAB-klassifikation: Iky
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Introduction -- 1. Without light there is no shadow -- Introduction -- Dance lighting. A brief history of dance lighting ; Pioneer choreographers/lighting designers ; Partnerships between choreographers and lighting designers -- Why, how, and what shadow. Research questions and aims of the study on shadow ; The iterative-cycle method and active imagination ; Key terms of the research -- Conclusion -- 2. Shadowing dance -- Introduction -- Shadow in dance performances. Loie Fuller: a pioneer choreographer in the exploration of shadow ; Shadow (2014) by Elevenplay: a contemporary exploration of shadow in dance ; Similarities between Shadowland (2009) by Pilobolus and shadow puppetry -- Conclusion -- 3. The behaviour of shadows in artforms -- Introduction -- Shadows that add characteristics to the caster. Shadows that add volume ; Shadows that add characterization ; Shadows that add anticipation -- Shadows that disorient the recognition of the caster. Shadows that disorient location ; Shadows that disorient shape ; Shadows that disorient movement -- Conclusion-- 4. Theories of shadows and their possible applications in dance practice -- Introduction -- Shadows in daily life. The physicality of shadows ; The projection of shadows ; The symbolism of shadows in culture -- Conclusion -- 5. Playing with shadows -- Introduction -- Dancer, light, and surface in the creation of shadows. Working with the movement of a dancer to create shadows ; Working with movement of light to create shadows ; Working with the movement of a shadow’s surface -- Shadows as autonomous entities. Shadow as a mass ; Three-dimensional shadows ; Shadow’s colour and boundaries -- Conclusion -- 6. Sombreiro, a shadowy dance performance -- Introduction -- Cultural shadows. A journey back home: searching shadows in Bahian culture (Brazil) ; Street festivities of Bahia: Yemanjá and carnival of Maragojipe ; Protesting shadows -- Shadows beyond the blockage of lights. Shadows and dancing movement ; Shadows and spatial arrangements ; Shadows and atmosphere -- Conclusion -- Afterword (closing remarks) -- Appendix 1: Additional information about the application of chiaroscuro in theatre practices -- Appendix 2: Additional information on Yemanjá festivity -- Appendix 3: Additional information about Maragojipe’s carnival -- Appendix 4: Additional information about underpaid Brazilian workers -- Appendix 5: Additional information about Gyula Csapó’s songs -- Appendix 6: A manual to work with light and shadow in dance parties -- The experiments.
"Lighting Dance pioneers the discussion of the ability of lighting design to foreground shadow in dance performances. Through a series of experiments integrating light, shadow and improvised dance movement, it highlights and analyses what it advances as an innovative expression of shadow in dance as an alternative to more conventional approaches to lighting design. Different art forms, such as painting, film, and dance pieces from Loie Fuller, the Russell Maliphant Company, Elevenplay, Pilobolus and the Tao Dance Theater served to inspire and contextualise the study. From lighting to psychology, from reviews to academic books, shadows are examined as a symbolic and manipulative entity. The book also presents the dance solo Sombreiro, which was created to echo the experiments with light, shadow and movement aligned to an interpretation of cultural shadow (Jung 1954 and Casement 2006). The historical development of lighting within dance practices is also outlined, providing a valuable resource for lighting designers, dance practitioners, and theatre goers interested in the visuality of dance performances."-- Provided by publisher.