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date: 30 September 2020

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Over the past twenty years, new choreographic forms have emerged that involve digital processing for their conception, fabrication, and presentation. These new practices are introducing modes of discourse that call into question the ways that choreography, the body, and performance are traditionally viewed and understood; the terms "digital dance" and "dance and new media" reference choreographic models which follow new aesthetic paradigms affecting their modes of representation, enunciation, narratology, composition, and reception. This chapter identifies the primary role of the computer as a metamedium; mediation as a form of non-matrixed representation and new strategy of performativity; new media as digital “stages” highlighting perceptual experience and spectatorial participation; and digital logic as introducing new modes of composition. Analyzing a spectrum of digital platforms including interactive installations, immersive sensory environments, networked performances, and wearable technologies, the chapter considers these interfaces as new viewing/sensing devices that reveal perspective as an aesthetic form and dramaturgical strategy.

Keywords: digital dance, choreography, interactive, performativity, immersive sensory environments, networked performances, wearable technologies

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