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Tandem Dances: Choreographing Immersive Performance

Julia M. Ritter

Abstract

Tandem Dances: Choreographing Immersive Performance proposes dance and choreography as frames through which to examine immersive theatre, more broadly known as immersive performance. The idea of tandemness—suggesting motion that is achieved by two bodies working together and acting in conjunction with one another—is critical throughout the book. Author Julia M. Ritter persuasively argues that practitioners of immersive productions deploy choreography as a structural mechanism to mobilize the bodies of cast and audience members to perform together. Furthermore, choreography is contextualized as ... More

Keywords: dance, choreography, immersive theater, immersive performance, contemporary performance, experiential performance, physical theater, dramaturgy, creative practice, performance research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190051303
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190051303.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia M. Ritter, author
Associate Professor, Chair, and Artistic Director of Dance, Rutgers University