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A Study on Surrealism Expressions Techniques in William Forsythe’s Choreographies - Focusing on City of Abstract, Scattered Crowd, Heterotopia -

  • The Korean Journal of Dance Studies
  • Abbr : KRSDS
  • 2021, 82(2), pp.35-48
  • DOI : 10.16877/kjds.82.2.202106.35
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Dance
  • Received : May 14, 2021
  • Accepted : May 27, 2021
  • Published : June 30, 2021

Hyunmin Ahn 1

1중앙대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to find surrealism expressions in three pieces of William Forsythe by referencing four surrealism techniques : automatisme, dépaysement, collage, frottase. To analyze the works, the author enumerates notions and traits of surrealism techniques referring to other scholarly papers, books and videos. The City of Abstracts has a rubbed effect of audience’s body image. Scattered Crowd puts thousands of ballons in the space which, looks unfamiliar and irrelevant. Heterotopia emphasizes unconsciousness, which is the point of surrealism using props and sounds of dancers. Through these analyses, Forsythe’s works exemplify how surrealism techniques affect on contemporary dance works.

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