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Imagining the Dancing Machine

Kate Elswit

in Watching Weimar Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199844814
eISBN:
9780199376056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844814.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter asks how human dancers, who never overtly incorporated technology as medium or thematic content, came to be seen as half-machine in much of the written commentary that surrounded their ... More


Technique or Language: An Analogical Impasse

Frédéric Pouillaude

in Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

This chapter takes an historical and textual detour to discuss Marcel Mauss’s (1934) paper “Techniques of the body” (reprinted in Mauss 2006). In doing so, the chapter addresses only the second and ... More


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