Creative Industries and Copyright: Research into Collaborative Artistic Practices in Dance

Karen Wood, Mathilde Pavis

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the concepts of authorship and ownership of works made through collaboration in the performing arts. Focusing on the making of dance, the authors compare understandings of collaboration, authorship and ownership between dance and the law (copyright). Collaboration emerges as a key component of contemporary dance but one which is poorly framed in the law. The chapter explores how the artists see themselves as ‘authors’ and ‘owners’ of the work and what their particular challenges are in the context of their professional dance practice. The discussion draws on the findings of empirical research carried about by the AHRC-funded project ‘InVisible Difference: Dance, Disability and Law’ (2013-2015) in which dance expert (Wood) and law specialist (Pavis) were involved. Working with professional disabled choreographers, the project investigated how legal frameworks supported (or not) the making of dance by these artists.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtistic Research in Performance through Collaboration
EditorsMartin Blain, Helen Julia Minors
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-38599-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-38598-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • dance
  • Disability
  • Authorship
  • Ownership
  • Law
  • Copyright

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  • Research Output

    A new foundation: physical integrity, disabled dance and cultural heritage

    Brown, A., Harmon, S., Marsh, K., Pavis, M., Waelde, C., Whatley, S. & Wood, K., 29 May 2018, Disability Dance and Law. Whatley, S., Waelde, C., Harmon, S., Brown, A., Wood, K. & Blades, H. (eds.). UK and USA: Intellect

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Dance, Disability and Law: InVisible Difference

    Whatley, S. (ed.), Waelde, C. (ed.), Wood, K. (ed.), Blades, H. (ed.), Brown, A. (ed.) & Harmon, S. (ed.), 15 Jun 2018, Bristol: Intellect Press. 350 p.

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    Moving Towards a New Aesthetic: Dance and Disability

    Wood, K., Whatley, S., Marsh, K. & Harmon, S., May 2018, Dance, Disability and Law: Invisible Difference. Whatley, S., Waelde, C., Harmon, S., Brown, A., Wood, K. & Blades, H. (eds.). 1 ed. Bristol: Intellect, p. 177-195 18 p.

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    Cite this

    Wood, K., & Pavis, M. (2020). Creative Industries and Copyright: Research into Collaborative Artistic Practices in Dance. In M. Blain, & H. J. Minors (Eds.), Artistic Research in Performance through Collaboration Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38599-6