In the context of the most recent experiments involving dance–literature relations, I would like to focus on Concordan(s)e, a fascinating literary and artistic adventure that has been ongoing since 2007. A collaborative encounter between a writer and a choreographer leads to the co-creation of a new, shared work, which is a sort of prolongation or extension of their individual artistic worlds. This ‘shared artistic act’ invites reflection on a possible transformation that affects not only the novel but also creativity itself. The novel is changed by the ‘mutation’ of the act of writing. This ‘mutation’ both nourishes the reader-spectator and serves as the foundation for thinking about the writer’s creative process; it also gives the literary text another form. Might not this change in the act of writing be the main issue to be considered if we are to understand one of the ways the contemporary novel is developing, and to broaden the scope of studies on the relationship between dance and literature?

Literary Concordances in the twenty-first century

Gramigna Valeria
2019

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In the context of the most recent experiments involving dance–literature relations, I would like to focus on Concordan(s)e, a fascinating literary and artistic adventure that has been ongoing since 2007. A collaborative encounter between a writer and a choreographer leads to the co-creation of a new, shared work, which is a sort of prolongation or extension of their individual artistic worlds. This ‘shared artistic act’ invites reflection on a possible transformation that affects not only the novel but also creativity itself. The novel is changed by the ‘mutation’ of the act of writing. This ‘mutation’ both nourishes the reader-spectator and serves as the foundation for thinking about the writer’s creative process; it also gives the literary text another form. Might not this change in the act of writing be the main issue to be considered if we are to understand one of the ways the contemporary novel is developing, and to broaden the scope of studies on the relationship between dance and literature?
Dans le cadre des plus récentes expériences concernant les relations entre la danse et la littérature, je voudrais m’arrêter sur Concordan(s)e, une saisissante aventure littéraire et artistique, née, en 2007, de la rencontre entre un écrivain et un chorégraphe qui aboutit à une co-création, une création commune et inédite, une sorte de prolongement de leurs univers artistiques individuels. Un « acte artistique commun » qui mène à réfléchir sur une transformation possible qui affecte non seulement le roman mais la création elle-même. Le roman change suite à la mutation de l’acte d’écriture. Cette “mutation” nourrit, d’une part, le lecteur-spectateur, d’autre part, supporte la réflexion sur le processus créatif chez l’écrivain, de même qu’elle donne une autre forme au texte littéraire. Ne serait-ce peut-être cette modification de l’acte d’écriture à constituer l’enjeu de la question sur laquelle il faudrait s’arrêter pour comprendre l’une des tendances du roman actuel ainsi que pour élargir les études dans le domaine des relations entre danse et littérature?
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