What is a transmitter?

Gardner, Sally 2014, What is a transmitter?, Choreographic Practices, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 229-240, doi: 10.1386/chor.5.2.229_1.

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Title What is a transmitter?
Author(s) Gardner, SallyORCID iD for Gardner, Sally orcid.org/0000-0003-4290-2494
Journal name Choreographic Practices
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 229
End page 240
Total pages 13
Publisher Intellect
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publication date 2014-12-01
ISSN 2040-5669
Keyword(s) dance heritage
Yvonne Rainer
Trio A
dancer’s role
dance transmission
dance revival
Summary This article discusses the approach that Yvonne Rainer has taken to conserving her Trio A, a work made originally in 1966 and which has been performed many times since, including now by custodians or ‘transmitters’ of the dance. The discussion is contextualized within the broader frame of the question of whether and how the legacy of modern and postmodern dance might be maintained for the benefit of future dancers and their capacity to develop contemporary dance art – particularly at a time when a generation of seminal artists who also voice their desire regarding these matters is passing away. I use the question ‘What is a transmitter?’ and an alternative notion of ‘translator’, drawing on philosopher Paul Ricoeur, to highlight the complex role of dancer-performers, not only in the creation and performance of work(s) but also in maintaining a repertoire.
Language eng
DOI 10.1386/chor.5.2.229_1
Field of Research 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Intellect
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