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actual and virtual

A modal distinction proposed by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze as a replacement for the problematic real-possible distinction more commonly used in philosophy. The possible is a bad ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,313 words

...take over from physical stage settings; virtual dancers or avatars may appear among the live dancers, the use of 3D imagery completely re-drawing the stage space. In some cases these digital effects are interactive, with light, images, and sound triggered by the actual movements of the dancers. By the late 20th century almost all costume options became available to dance, from historically realistic costumes to tutus, jeans, designer clothes, and nudity. Most costumes still aim to flatter the dancers and give them freedom to move—although many...

Artists and Dance

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
11,431 words

...an imaginary blend of the Barrison Sisters, the Valkyries, Duncan, and Fuller; like innumerable other such dancerlike images by Moser and his Viennese colleagues, they suggest a virtual identification of artistic regeneration with the spirit of the evolving “new” dance. The Viennese dancer Grete Wiesenthal , the daughter of a painter, helped to turn this dream into reality. Inspired by Duncan's example, and with the assistance of the composer Gustav Mahler and the stage designer and painter Alfred Roller , she left the Vienna State Opera Ballet in ...

Photography

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
6,510 words

...range, and sculptural pose—the dancer as ideal—and this was also the focus of his late paintings. Publicity, souvenir, and amateur photography of dancers also flourished by the century's end. In 1883 , Benjamin Falk photographed the entire cast of A Russian Honeymoon on the stage of New York's Madison Square Theater, the first time a full setting and cast of a theatrical production was photographed in a scene from an actual performance, as the audience would have observed them. The shot used one long series of electric lights for illumination and an...

Aesthetics

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
11,897 words

...Tolstoy and Collingwood, he believes that all art—including dance—consists primarily of the expression of emotion. Collingwood, Langer, Arnheim, and Goodman argue that expression in dance is a form of human symbolic behavior. According to Langer, the feeling in a work of art represents the artist's idea of the feeling; dance is virtual, not actual, gesture; and the feeling that governs the dance is imagined, not actual. Arnheim defines expression as an essential property of physical and mental processes. The expressive properties, including feeling and...

Film and Video

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
11,734 words

...the use of virtual reality to create cyber-space dance environments. A few of the many artists exploring the interactive performance possibilities offered by combinating dance with video, animation, sound engineering, and Internet technologies include choreographer Dawn Stoppiello and composer Mark Coniglio under the rubric of their New York-based Troika Ranch; Amanda Steggel , creator of the performance/web-site “M@ggies Love Bytes”; and Susie Ramsay , an American based in Spain. Several symposiums and academic conferences on dance and technology have...

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