Digital Dance Archive
The Digital Dance Archive is a digital workshop on how to analyze modern dance. Used extensively in MIT’s class in Traditions in American Concert Dance, the archive centers on one 6-minute pas de deux and its accompanying score. The site teaches the language of dance by allowing students to focus on the piece’s component parts. The site breaks the dance down into 15 short clips and includes 25 dance silhouettes that illustrate key transitions from movement to movement. Students can analyze the repetitions, male and female roles, and much more. They can listen to the audio alone, watch the video without the audio, and review a wealth of related materials—including photos, reviews, and printed materials.
Hyperstudio RoleProvided conceptual support and integration into the Metamedia platform. Adapted materials for pedagogical use.
HyperStudio Team: Belinda T. Yung
Project Lead: Thomas DeFrantz, professor of music and theater arts at MIT