This essay concerns the relationship between the film/video camera and the performer, particularly the dancer, and explores the camera dancer relationship as a Pas de Deux. It concludes by describing some of my own screendance making practice in which I explore an alternative production environment in which the dancer has an increased level of control over how he or she is ‘captured’ by the camera.
My thesis concerns the relationship between the dancer, the camera, and the screen viewer in the making and watching of screendance. It documents a personal journey of exploration that has my own creative practice, located within the wider field of screendance, as a central thread.
A short story.
A long story.