Choreomusicology and Dance Studies

From beginning to end?

Authored by: Jordan Stephanie

The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138234581
eBook ISBN: 9781315306551
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“Dance is virtually always music-and-dance, unavoidably interdisciplinary,” I wrote back in 2011. Soon, however, prompted by musicologist Nicholas Cook, I was forced to modify my words. “Multimedia is not music and words and moving images (and …),” he wrote in the foreword to The Psychology of Music in Multimedia, “but rather subsists in the meaningful experience that results from their interaction” (2013, vi). So, too, following Cook a stage further, an interdisciplinary meeting should not mean musicology and dance studies but, rather, a dynamic interaction between the two disciplines. 1

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