Music and Movement: A Resource List

By Wangcaixuan (Rosa) Zhang (University of Pittsburgh)



Introduction
The following resource list is a companion piece to SEM Student News Volume 15.1 on music and movement. This list aims to provide a variety of scholarships as well as resources for scholars who are interested in studies regarding music and movement. By highlighting literature regarding movement in various disciplinary contexts, we hope this list will provide a solid bibliographical foundation for researchers to write about music and movement with a “holistic analytic and experiential perspective” (Hahn 2007, 2), and multi-sensorial, interdisciplinary, and media approaches.

This resource list begins with extensive I. Bibliographies that are compiled by communities such as SEM Dance, Movement and Gesture Section. Following the bibliographies, we have II. Selected Publications, divided into two parts, covering scholarship in various disciplinary fields or with interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary methods that explore music-dance/sound-movement in different cultures.  Part A. Movement in the Context of Music consists of scholarship investigating i. Sound  as Sonic Movement as well as studies on ii. Music and Movement/Choreo-musicology. In B. Movement in Other Disciplinary Contexts, we have included literature in four categories, namely i. Movement in Cultural Studies, ii. Movement in Anthropology, iii. Movement and Cognitive Science/Psychology, and iv. Movement in Ritual and Religious Studies. We also provide a list of online resources regarding communities, programs and institutions about studies on music and movement, separating into four sections: III. Online Communities/Resources, and official websites for A. Programs and Institutions, homepages for B. Societies and Associations and, C. Conferences.

Part I. Bibliographies

SEM Dance, Movement and Gesture Section. “Bibliography on the Relationship between Music and Dance.”

(Forthcoming) World of Music Special Issue. “Bibliography of Choreomusicology.”

Part II. Selected Publications

         A. Movement in the Context of Music

                        i. Sounds as Sonic Movement

Azize, Joseph. 2012. “Gurdjieff’s Sacred Dances and Movements.” In Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Development, edited by Carole Cusack and Alex Norman, 297–330. Leiden: Brill.

Butler, Mark J. 2006. Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance Music. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Feld, Stephen. 1998. “Aesthetics as Iconicity of Style, or ‘Lift-up-over Sounding’: Getting into the Kaluli Groove.” Yearbook for Traditional Music, Vol. 20, 77-113.

Spiller, Henry. 2016. “Sonic and Tactile Dimensions of Sundanese Dance.” In Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music—Reconnecting the Reality of the Performing Arts in Maritime Southeast Asia, eds. Mohd Anis Md Nor and Kendra Stepputat, 13-30. London: Ashgate.

                        ii. Music and Movement/Choreo-musicology

 (Refer to the SEM Dance, Movement, and Gesture Section Bibliography for additional resources)

Butterworth, Jo. 2009. “Too Many Cooks? A Framework for Dance Making and Devising.” In Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader, edited by Jo Butterwoth and Liesbeth Wildschut, 177–94. London: Routledge.

Franko, Mark. 2011. “Editor’s Note: The Choreographic Identity in Question.”Dance Research Journal 43:1: v-vi.

Jordan, Stephanie. 2011. “Choreomusical Conversations: Facing a Double Challenge.” Dance Research Journal 43 (1): 43–64.

Kolb, Alexandra. 2013. “Current Trends in Contemporary Choreography: A Political Critique.” Dance Research Journal 45 (3): 31-52.

Lesaffre, Micheline, Pieter-Jan Maes, and Marc Leman, eds. 2017. The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction. New York: Routledge.

Nakajima, Nanako, and Gabriele Brandstetter. 2017. The Aging Body in Dance: a Cross-Cultural Perspective. New York: Routledge.

Pine, Adam, and Olaf Kuhlke. 2015. Geographies of Dance: Body, Movement, and Corporeal Negotiations. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Skinner, Jonathan. 2010. “Leading Questions and Body Memories: A Case of Phenomenology and Physical Ethnography in the Dance Interview.” In The Ethnographic Self as Resource: Writing Memory and Experience into Ethnography, edited by Peter Collins and Anselma Gallinat, 111–28. New York: Berghahn Books. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt9qd2xw.

Sirotkina, Irina, and Roger Smith. 2017. The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia. London: Bloomsbury.

Morrison, Steven J., Harry E. Price, Carla G. Geiger, and Rachel A. Cornacchio. 2009. “The Effect of Conductor Expressivity on Ensemble Performance Evaluation.” Journal of Research in Music Education 57 (1): 37–49.

Trevor, Caitlyn and David Huron. 2018. “Animated Performance: ‘Better’ Music Means Larger Motions.” Music Theory Online 24 (4).

Tsay, Chia-Jung. 2013. “Sight Over Sound in the Judgment of Music Performance.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (36): 14580–5.

Veroli, Patrizia, and Gianfranco Vinay. 2017. Music-Dance: Sound and Motion in Contemporary Discourse. New York: Routledge.

Wenger, Tisa. 2009. We Have a Religion: The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

         B. Movement in Other Disciplinary Contexts

                  i. Movement in Cultural Studies

Kenner, Andrew N. 1993. “A Cross-Cultural Study of Body-Focused Hand Movement.” Journal of Nonverbal Behavior 17 (4): 263–79. doi:10.1007/bf00987241.

                        ii. Movement in Anthropology

Blacking, John. 1977. “Toward an Anthropology of the Body.,” In The Anthropology of the Body, edited by John Blacking, 1-28. London: Academic Press.

Csordas, Thomas J. 1993. “Somatic Modes of Attention.” Cultural Anthropology 8 (2): 135–56.

Kenner, Andrew N. 1993. “A Cross-Cultural Study of Body-Focused Hand Movement.” Journal of Nonverbal Behavior 17 (4): 263–79. doi:10.1007/bf00987241.

Pink, Sarah. 2011. “Digital Visual Anthropology: Potentials and Challenges.” In Made to Be Seen: Perspectives on the History of Visual Anthropology, edited by Marcus Banks and Jay Ruby, 209–33. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Scaldaferri, Nicola. 2015. “Audiovisual Ethnography: New Paths for Research in Ethnomusicology.” In Musical Listening in the Age of Technological Reproducibility, 373–92. Farnham: Ashgate.

                        iii. Movement and Cognitive Science/Psychology

Gibbs, Raymond W. 2010. Embodiment and Cognitive Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Koch, Sabine C. 2013. Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Hamill, Michelle, Lesley Smith, and Frank Röhricht. 2012. “‘Dancing Down Memory Lane’: Circle Dancing as a Psychotherapeutic Intervention in Dementia—a Pilot Study.” Dementia 11 (6): 709–24.

Semin, G. R., and Eliot R. Smith, eds. 2008. Embodied Grounding: Social, Cognitive, Affective, and Neuroscientific Approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Skinner, Jonathan. 2010. “Leading Questions and Body Memories: A Case of Phenomenology and Physical Ethnography in the Dance Interview.” In The Ethnographic Self as Resource: Writing Memory and Experience into Ethnography, edited by Peter Collins and Anselma Gallinat, 111–28. New York: Berghahn Books. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt9qd2xw.

Warburton, Edward C., Margaret Wilson, Molly Lynch, and Shannon Cuykendall. 2013. “The Cognitive Benefits of Movement Reduction: Evidence From Dance Marking.” Psychological Science 24 (9): 1732–39. doi:10.1177/0956797613478824.

                        iv. Movement in Ritual and Religious Studies

Azize, Joseph. 2012. “Gurdjieff’s Sacred Dances and Movements.” In Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Development, edited by Carole Cusack and Alex Norman, 297–330. Leiden: Brill.

David, Ann. 2010. “Gendered Dynamics of the Divine: Trance and Possession Practices in Diaspora Hindu Sites in East London.” In Summoning the Spirits: Possession and Invocation in Contemporary Religion, Volume 15, edited by Andrew Dawson, 74–92. London: IB Tauris.

Wenger, Tisa. 2009. We Have a Religion: The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Part III. Online Resources

         A. Communities/Resources

CID - UNESCO's International Dance Council

Cross-Cultural Dance Resources

Dance Studies Association

Embodied Cognition Reading Group

European Dance Research Information Directory

ICTM Music and Dance in Latin America and the Caribbean

ICTM Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe
ICTM Music and Dance of Oceania

ICTM Music and Dance of the Slavic World

ICTM Performing Arts of Southeast Asia

ICTM Sound, Movement, and the Sciences

Society for Ethnomusicology Dance, Movement and Gesture Section

         B. Programs and Institutions

Dancing and the Brain, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard University

Dance Studies at Yale, Yale Theatre Studies, Yale University

Mellon Dance Studies

         C. Societies and Associations

Dance Studies Association

Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA)

International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)

         D. Conferences

Annual Conference for Dance Studies Associations

ECMMA 2018 Convention

International and Regional ICTM Conferences