Robin Grove, Catherine J. Stevens, Shirley McKechnie "Thinking in Four Dimensions: Creativity and Cognition in Contemporary Dance"
Publisher: Melbourne University Press (December 2004) | 219 Pages | ISBN: 0522851452 | PDF | 2.3 MB
This collaboration between artists, choreographers, researchers, experimental psychologists and cognitive scientists investigates ways in which choreographers and performers make innovative, expressive movement, and audiences interpret what may well be a previously unmapped experience. "Thinking in Four Dimensions" is the first book to address the cognitive processes that underpin the creation of new works of contemporary dance. With case studies including data gathered from dance audiences as well as psychological analysis of new dance works, plus interviews with artists and video of performance pieces, "Thinking in Four Dimensions" is a unique package. "Thinking in Four Dimensions" is available in two formats. The e-book version incorporates text, full-colour images and video, which gives access to unique footage of choreographers and performers creating important new Australian dance works. The d-book is a print-on-demand version of the text with black and white images. This exciting collection of essays suggests that dance-making can be a form of imaginative enquiry - a thinking in time and space - both for those who perform it, and for those who watch.