Thinking In Four Dimensions

Catherine Stevens, Robin Grove, Shirley McKechnie
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Thinking In Four Dimensions

Subjects

Dance

Published

15 February 2005

ISBN

9780522851458

Pages

220

Weight

240g

Size

212mm x 139mm

Subjects

Dance

Imprint

MUP Academic

Thinking In Four Dimensions

Catherine Stevens, Robin Grove, Shirley McKechnie
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.
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.

Catherine Stevens

Dr Catherine Stevens applies experimental psychology methods to the study of auditory and temporal phenomena including music, dance, and environmental sounds. She holds BA (Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Sydney. Kate is an Associate Professor in Psychology and is Institute Director at The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at the University of Western Sydney.

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Robin Grove

Robin Grove (1941-2012) was "a man for whom words, music and movement were a lifelong passion". Robin won the ABC orchestral composition prize in 1957, and his two-act ballet score was presented at Her Majesty's, Ballarat in 1958. First training as a musician, Robin worked for Ballet Victoria for many years and both choreographed for that company and served on its board of directors. Robin worked as an English lecturer at the University of Melbourne…

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Shirley McKechnie

Shirley McKechnie OAM was a dancer, teacher, choreographer and dance director, and one of the pioneers of contemporary dance in Australia. She founded the Australian Contemporary Dance Theatre in 1963 and was the company's artistic director and main choreographer between 1963-1973. Shirley was an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the VCA/University of Melbourne and was a consultant and a leading advocate for dance in Australia.

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