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CLIP 11934

Using music and dance to make connections with contemporary cultures

Using music and dance to make connections with contemporary cultures

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Key Info
  • Using music and dance to make connections with contemporary cultures
  • Duration: 08:04
  • Hofesh Shechter draws on many aspects of contemporary culture for his work - from political rallies, to rave culture and pop music, making connections between such diverse cultures as ceremonial African dance and club nights in the UK. The similarities and confusions between cultures are a motiviating force for his work. He creates the music himself and values the way in which it can add a deeper dimensions to other artforms – creating work which is likely to appeal to a younger generation who will become the audiences of the future. This BBC Newsnight clip is published as part of BBC Newsnight Online and was first broadcast on 20 May 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Dance Music

  • Keywords: dance, rave, African dance, pulse, groove, theatre, choreography, genre, performance, Brian Eno, Glastonbury, performer, Judith Mackrell
Ideas for use in class
  • Exploring ways music can be combined with other art forms and other subject disciplines.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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