PRESERVING DANCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF FUTURE COLLABORATION FOR AN ART FORM’S PAST
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
AbstractSince the very beginning of dance, finding ways to recording it for future generations has been an issue as dance is something physical and fleeting but confluent with that, many people have come up with different dance notation systems in order to try and find a way to record dance on paper. While the advent of new recording technologies as well as the creation of institutions such as choreographic trusts, the way dance is preserved has become more technologically advanced but it has not necessarily diminished the number of issues that can come from trying to preserve a dance long term. However, with a partnership amongst trusts and other preservation techniques as well as the dance artists themselves, dance will be able to be preserved for years to come as well as thrive in such an environment that will not only maintain artistic integrity within the avoidable issue of dance choreography changing over time but also keep the art form as a whole growing.