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Parallel Lines

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Parallel Lines

Media Representations of Dance

General search: Arts Council of England

Edited by: Stephanie Jordan, Dave Allen

Publication date: 1993
Total pages: 256
ISBN: 0 86196 371 7
Price: £ 22.50


Parallel Lines is the first book which attempts to collect together accounts of how dance and dancing have been represented on public television in Britain. Parallel Lines considers the role of dance in a variety of television practices, including pop-videos, 'popular' dance programmes and experimental and contemporary dance.

Consisting of a number of specially-commissioned articles by critics, producers and choreographers, together with reprints of key critical pieces, this unique anthology will provide an invaluable reference work for students and lecturers of dance and media studies. It will also prove a fascinating book for the general reader interested in dance and/or mass media.


'... this admirable survey will appeal to dance specialists and the general television viewer alike ... Very warmly recommended.'
Mary Clarke, The Dancing Times

'... a useful survey of the various kinds of dance presented on television ... a splendid reference work on the uses of dance in media, and on the importance of television in increasing the audience for dance.'
J.L. Cohen, Los Angeles County Museum of Art


Stephanie Jordan trained in both dance and music and is currently Director of Dance Studies at the Roehampton Institute.

Dave Allen is a Senior Lecturer, specialising in Arts and Media Education at University of Portsmouth school of Educational Studies.

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