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Copyright for Choreographers

William Yong in his own work Steer, with visual design by Jerome Delapierre / Photo by David Hou
 

Collective Copyright

Navigating authorship within contemporary dance By Lee Slinger

As dance artists navigate projects and performances, they encounter differing ideas of authorship. The evolving relationship between artists and digital media sharing have also shaped how these concepts are understood. Slinger spoke with several contemporary dance artists about their understandings of ownership, authorship and the role of intellectual property in their art-making processes. She also weighs in with Carys Craig, a scholar of intellectual property, who argues that the legal system imposes binaries, such as choreographer/performer or work/performance, on creative work that do not speak to how dance is created, performed and shared.

CADA hosts "Copyright for Choreographers" session

On May 15th the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (CADA) hosted a “Copyright for Choreographers” session with Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS) and Dance Ontario.

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