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Envisioning Dance on Film and Video

1st Edition

Edited by Judy Mitoma, ELIZABETH ZIMMER, Dale Ann Stieber


368 pages

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Virtually everyone working in dance today uses electronic media technology. Envisioning Dance on Film and Video chronicles this 100-year history and gives readers new insight on how dance creatively exploits the art and craft of film and video. In fifty-three essays, choreographers, filmmakers, critics and collaborating artists explore all aspects of the process of rendering a three-dimensional art form in two-dimensional electronic media. Many of these essays are illustrated by ninety-three photographs and a two-hour DVD (40 video excerpts).

A project of UCLA – Center for Intercultural Performance, made possible through The Pew Charitable Trusts (www.wac.ucla.edu/cip).


"I love that many of the essays offer nitty-gritty analyses of techniques and their effects. Even the lesser writings contain one or two thought-provoking insights into process." -- Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice

"…a big, invaluable new book." -- Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice

About the Editors

Judy Mitoma is Director of the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performances. She has taught dance and world arts for over 2 decades at UCLA, and is one of the leaders in the study of dance on film. The text editor is Elizabeth Zimmer, a dance writer and editor for the Village Voice, and the DVD editor is Dale Ann Stieber of UCLA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General