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A Study on Deconstructive Elements in Dimitris Papaioannou’s Works

  • The Korean Journal of Dance Studies
  • Abbr : KRSDS
  • 2020, 78(2), pp.105-117
  • DOI : 10.16877/kjds.78.2.202006.105
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Dance
  • Received : May 15, 2020
  • Accepted : June 6, 2020
  • Published : June 30, 2020

Hyunmin Ahn 1 Cho, Eun Sook 1

1중앙대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to analyze how recent contemporary dance works of Dimitris Papaioannou are influenced by deconstruction. Prior to the analysis of his works, the authors articulate notions and traits of deconstruction based on other scholarly papers, books and videos. The objects of analysis are the three pieces of Dimitris Papaioannou: Nowhere(2009), Primal Matter(2012), The Great Tamer(2017). Nowhere disconnects the space of the stage using the stage settings and props. Primal Matter shows deconstruction of gender using dancers’ body parts. The Great Tamer makes entirely new images through separating body, stage settings and props. Overall, Papaioannou’s works serve as examples of how the idea of deconstruction can be incorporated into the contemporary dance pieces, which offer a platform for diverse interpretations of art pieces.

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