"Archiving the Contours of Music and Dance" discussion

Apr 2019
About the Event

Inspired by the work of David Roussève, Northrop and the University Libraries join together for a playful but deep dialogue on the elusive and surprisingly colorful way intangible data becomes tangible. Archiving the Contours of Music and Dance, an exhibition at Northrop, investigates dance and music notation from the Age of Enlightenment to the present. Visually compelling scores of dance and music are highlighted in a digital slideshow narrating the way the ephemerality of movement and sound have been inscribed and preserved over the centuries. Complementing the performance of Halfway to Dawn and the exhibition Archiving the Contours of Music and Dance will be a discussion prior to the performance with David Roussève, choreographer/writer/director. Rounding out the conversation will be U of M faculty and choreographer Carl Flink, Emily Capper, performance art historian, and Cecily Marcus, performing arts archivist.

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