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Screendance reading list

Updated by Claudia Kappenberg, January 2017


Claudia Kappenberg and Sarah Whatley (ed), All This: Writings on "All This Can Happen", The International Journal of Screendance Vol 7, 2016

Douglas Rosenberg (ed), The Screendance Reader, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016 

Marisa Hayes (ed), Art in Motion: Current Explorations in Screendance, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015

Sarah Keller, Maya Deren: Incomplete Control. Film and Culture Series 2014

Harmony Bench and Simon Ellis (ed), Theory into Practice, The International Journal of Screendance Vol 4, 2014

Claudia Kappenberg, Douglas Rosenberg and Ellinor Cleghorn (ed), After Deren, The International Journal of Screendance Vol 3, 2014.

Douglas Rosenberg, Screendance, Inscribing the Ephemeral Image, 2012

Erin Brannigan, Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image, 2011

Ann Cooper Albright, Modern Gestures: Abraham Walkowitz on Isadora Duncan (Wesleyan University Press 2010)

Bill Nichols, Maya Deren and the American Avant-garde: Includes the Complete Text of 'An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form, and Film', 2001

Sherril Dodds (ed), International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Vol 5 issue 2-3, 2009, with essays by Douglas Rosenberg, Claudia Kappenberg, Claire Parfitt, Erin Brannigan, Melissa Blanco Borelli, Harmony Bench.      <>

Karen Pearlman, Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit, 2009

Simon R. Fildes and Katrina McPherson, Opensource (Videodance) Symposium: 15th-18th June 2006, Findhorn, Scotland Paperback, 2007

Katrina McPherson, Making Video Dance: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dance for the Screen, 2006 

Sherril Dodds, Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art, 2005

Screendance: State of the Art, Conference at the American Dance Festival, Conference Proceedings, 2006/ 2008.  < > See: ‘Research’ for PDF of the proceedings

Judy Mitoma, Elisabeth Zimmer, Dale Ann Stieber (ed), Envisioning Dance on Film and Video: Dance for the Camera, 2003

An index of Chirstinn Whyte writings and the collected practitioner writings, Unspooled, can be found at 

Contextual and Interdisciplinary Reading

Philip Auslander, Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized CulturePaperback, 2008

Susan Kozel, Closer: Performance, Technologies: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology (Leonardo Book Series) Hardcover, 2008

Susan Broadhurst and Josephine Machon (ed), Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity Hardcover, 2007

Steve Dixon, Digital Performance Hardcover, 2007

Ann Cooper Albright, Traces of Light: Absence and Presence in the Work of Loie Fuller (Wesleyan University Press) 2007

Susan Broadhurst, Digital Practices: Aesthetic and Neuroesthetic Approaches to Performance and TechnologyHardcover, 2007

Liz Aggiss, Billy Cowie (ed), Anarchic Dance, 2006, with essays by Liz Aggiss, Billy Cowie, Deborah Levy, Ian Bramley, Sanda Fraleigh, Sherril Dodds, Claudia Kappenberg and Valerie S. Bringinshaw

Michele White, The Body and the Screen: Theories of Internet Spectatorship, 2006

Gilles Deleuze, Cinema I: The Movement Image (Continuum Impacts), 2005

Gilles Deleuze, Cinema 2: The Time Image (Continuum Impacts), 2005

André Lepecki, Of the Presence of the Body: Essays on Dance and Performance Theory, 2004

Ann Cooper Albright and David Gere, Taken by Surprise: A Dance Improvisation Reader, 2003

Alexandra Carter, Rethinking Dance History: A Reader, 2003

Ann Coopr Albright and Ann Dils, Moving History/Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader commissioned for Wesleyan University Press, 2001 

Laura U. Marks, The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses, 2000

A. Assmann, J. Assmann, G. Brandstetter, et al, and H. Volckers (ed), ReMembering the Body: Body and Movement in the 20th Century, 2000

David Bordwell, On the History of Film Style, 1998 

Miranda Tufnell, Body Space Image, 1993

Sally Banes, Terpsichore in Sneakers: Postmodern Dance, 1977

Screendance blogs/ resources:

The Centre for Screendance blog, Brighton UK

Art in Motion, Screendance Studies Blog, Grenoble, France


Dance Films Association New York, USA

Selected Screendance Media

Wim Vandekeybus, Wim Vandekeybus Dance & Short Fiction Films, Publ: Ultima Vez [DVD], 2006

Maya Deren, Maya Deren Experimental Films [DVD] [NTSC], 2002

Miriam Arsham, In the Mirror of Maya Deren [DVD] [NTSC], 2002

Andrea Bol, Dance for Camera [DVD] [NTSC], 2003

Silvie Guillem, Evidentia [DVD],1996

Take 7, Screendance DVD,

Jose Maria Alves, Gabriel Castillo and Lloyd Newson, DV8 - The Cost Of Living [DVD], 2004

Lloyd Newson, Three Ballets by Dv8 [DVD], 2007

Wim Wenders, Pina [DVD], 2011

ADFV-25 through ADFV-29, Screendance Anthology: a diverse collection of films screened at the International Screendance Festival in Durham, North Carolina. [DVD], 5 Discs, 2009

Siobhan Davies and David Hinton (2012) All This Can Happen. <>