Twitter and Choreography- A Sucessful Combination?

University essay from KTH/Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation (CSC); KTH/Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation (CSC)

Author: Carolin Arkenson; Annamaria Stipic; [2013]

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One of the most common social media platforms of today is Twitter, an open

community where content easily could be spread by sharing so called tweets and

where the relationship between users is not constrained by accepting the other user.

This report discusses the complexity in merging social media and dance by studying a

project which used crowdsourcing through Twitter to collect choreographic ideas for

a new ballet piece.

In order to examine Twitter as a tool in a creative process, a questionnaire was sent to

Twitter users and email interviews were held with those responsible for the project of

study. The questionnaire showed that most of the Twitter users enjoyed creating and

being part of a creative process. However, some of those with an occupation within

the dance world voiced concerns about untrained people creating choreography.

From the interviews it was found that a lot of thought had to be put into the structure

of the project and that the project’s main motivator was to inspire and create with the

help of people around the world.

It was found in the research that Twitter is a suiting platform for a crowdsourced

project since a large and varying group of participants is reached. Twitter allows for

the Twitter users to participate regardless of location or occupation as well as

bringing good publicity to the dance world.

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