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IJSD, Volume 11

Cover image: detail from Anarchitextures by Ariadne Mikou

From the Editorial: This issue marks the 10th anniversary of the International Journal of Screendance. Our first journal appeared in the Spring of 2010 and was entitled “Screendance has not yet been invented.” It both looked at historical precedents and contested limited definitions of ‘screens’ or ‘dance’, opening a space for the discussion of past, present and future thoughts that might shape this field of practice. The title of our second issue, “Scaffolding the Medium” gave a clear sense of purpose as a publication, to create, or make visible, structures that support screendance practice. Each issue since has defined its own parameters and established its own identity: alongside the desire to scaffold, lives the desire to shake things up. (…)

Editorial: Expanded Screendance
– Kyra Norman, Marisa Zanotti
Screendance Narratives from around the Mediterranean Sea
– Ariadne Mikou
Witness: a response to Marlene Millar’s Witness
– Anna Macdonald
Reflections on Regards Hybrides, an International Forum (2019, Second Edition)
– Douglas Rosenberg
Evolving the field: Interviews with Naomi Macalalad Bragin and Cara Hagan
– Douglas Rosenberg
Walking in the light: reflections on screendance in a time of pandemic
– Katrina McPherson
Animating the Real: Illusions, Musicality and the Live Dancing Body
– Jo Read
Navigating Hyperrealities: Tamil Film (Kollywood) Choreography as Screen Dance
– Sandhiya Kalyanasundaram
Review: Perpetual Motion: Dance, Digital Cultures, and the Common by Harmony Bench (2020)
– Jaleea Price


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The International Journal of Screendance, Issue 2 Now Available!!

Issue # 2, of The International Journal of Screendance now available

Scaffolding the Medium

Scaffolding the Medium brings together a number of historical texts within the context of screendance as part of an endeavor to build a variable scaffolding, one that begins to both create a common knowledge base and also to support a kind of cantilevered interdisciplinarity. This issue contains five curated discussions which each take as their initial premise a key text that speaks to concerns relevant to the discourse of contemporary screendance. Iterative texts by writers including, Martin Heidegger, Amelia Jones, Laura Mulvey, Rosalind Krauss and Pia Ednie-Brown inspire reflections by Ann Cooper Albright, Ann Dils, Kent de Spain, Lisa Naugle and John Crawford, Tom Lopez, Harmony Bench, Hannah Kosstrin, Jason Farman, Melissa Blanco Borelli, Douglas Rosenberg, Virginia Piper, Terry Sprague, Rodrigo Alonso, Claudia Rosiny, Kyra Norman, Miranda Pennell, Augusto Corrieri, Simon Ellis, Dianne Reid and Lucy Cash. Artist’s pages by Adam Roberts, reviews by Scott deLahunta and Claudia Rosiny and a section on Maya Deren by Elinor Cleghorn.  Finally, the issue features a report on the recent Screendance Symposium in Brighton by Claudia Kappenberg and Sarah Whatley.  This issue is edited by Douglas Rosenberg and Claudia Kappenberg.

The International Journal of Screendance is published by Parallel Press at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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#2 scaffolding the medium

The next issue of the International Journal of Screendance is soon to be published.  This issue will offer readers a range of writings that together help to construct the framework, or ‘scaffold’ for screendance.  This issue speaks back to the provocation offered in the title of the inaugural issue …..’Screendance has not yet been invented’ and offers a series of curated discussions in the form of dialogues between new essays and writings by established theorists. There are also views on screendance projects, a report of the Screendance Symposium, held at the University of Brighton in February 2011, and more……

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