Movement as Translation: Dancers in Dialogue

McCartney, Ella. 2019. Movement as Translation: Dancers in Dialogue. In: Madeleine Campbell and Ricarda Vidal, eds. Translating across Sensory and Linguistic Borders: Intersemiotic Journeys between Media. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 293-309. ISBN 9783319972435 [Book Section]

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This chapter explores the creative process of translating a series of images into a live artwork, performed by two professional dancers. The process is documented in an introduction written by the artist and a transcribed conversation between the visual artist and dancers. These provide an insight into intersemiotic translation from the perspective of the makers and performers. Including first hand experiences of those translating and performing the material, the descriptions probe the process of translation that incorporates collaboration, embodiment and improvisation.

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artist, dance, embodiment, gesture, improvisation, interpretation, intersemiotic, performance, process, translation

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June 2019Accepted
8 December 2019Published

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03 Jul 2018 09:26

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18 Nov 2021 13:45


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