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Structure as process: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Fase (1982) and Steve Reich’s music

Braeuninger, R. (2014) Structure as process: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Fase (1982) and Steve Reich’s music. Dance Chronicle - Studies in Dance and Related Arts. 37(1), pp. 47-62. 0147-2526.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and composer Steve Reich are intrigued by similar principles of composition in which structures become processes during performance. Both use repetition of motives, while subtly shifting their interlinking as well as the relationship among performers, requiring a concentration on the here and now wherein time and space seem to conflate for both performers and audiences. In this article I suggest the relevance of an analysis of music and dance that exceeds the structural for a better understanding of de Keersmaeker’s early set of four pieces, Fase (1982), which, I argue, has an impact on the audience through the affective intensities it creates.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music > M5 Instrumental music
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > GV1782 Choreography
Creators: Braeuninger, Renate
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology
Date: 17 March 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 47-62
Journal or Publication Title: Dance Chronicle - Studies in Dance and Related Arts
Volume: 37
Number: 1
Language: English
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01472526.2014.877273
ISSN: 0147-2526
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/6806

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