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ScreendanceInscribing the Ephemeral Image$
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Douglas Rosenberg

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199772612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772612.001.0001

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The Bride is Dance

The Bride is Dance

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(p.93) Chapter 5 The Bride is Dance
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Screendance
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Douglas Rosenberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772612.003.0005

This chapter uses Marcel Duchamp’s well-known sculpture The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even as a metaphor for a particular kind of courtship that is identified as present throughout the history of mediated dance. This courtship, which begins with the advent of technologies for extending vision and continues through the histories of film, video, digital imaging, and beyond, is one in which the very nature of dance is contested and reconsidered.

Keywords:   Duchamp, courtship, mediated dance, film, video, digital imaging

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