'Looking up' on dance in Godard's film does not seem obvious at first: dance scenes as such are not exactly omnipresent in his oeuvre. Nevertheless, I would like to venture the hypothesis that dance, in the sense of a choreographic situation, can be found as a structural feature in selected examples by the auteur filmmaker, with regard to compositional designs and narrative elements in selected film examples. In the following considerations, I concentrate on aspects such as poses and stills and their arrangements, exposure, interruption and fragmentation as well as the direction of the gaze and the framing of film elements, which in turn have intermedial references and, in doing so, adapt attributes of dance and film of the historical avant-garde.
|Translated title of the contribution||Framing ‘Stories': Dance in Writer-Director Films by the Example of Jean-Luc Godard|
|Journal||Nach dem Film (After the Film)|
|Early online date||2018|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Feb 2018|