The Scenography of Choreographing the Museum

Authored by: Johan Stjernholm

The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138234581
eBook ISBN: 9781315306551
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The topic of this chapter is the concept of scenography in relation to choreographing the museum. Both scenography and the idea of doing dance in museums have arguably attracted an increasing amount of interest in recent years. For instance, in the editorial to the very first issue of the journal Theatre and Performance Design, launched in 2015, Jane Collins and Arnold Aronson suggest that there has been “a significant ‘turn’ towards scenography” (2015, 2). One of the key platforms in recent years that has served to elevate the exposure of new implementations of scenography is the 2015 Prague Quadrennial (Arx 2016).

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