An Interdisciplinary Reading of Entr'acte

Claudia Kappenberg

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This chapter explores the film Entr’acte (Francis Picabia and René Clair, 1924) as an interdisciplinary project that combines cinematographic and choreographic ideas, bringing together artists from the visual arts and film, music and dance. The film constitutes a significant project of the Parisian avant-garde of the 1920s and is driven by a strong conceptual framework. To explore the ideas and dynamics that informed Entr’acte, the chapter focuses on Paris in the first three decades of the twentieth century and considers relevant discourses which underpinned cultural, social and economic developments. The chapter investigates the ambitions of the Parisian avant-garde and Dada in particular, in order to situate Entr’acte within the tight net of affiliations and differences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies
EditorsD. Rosenberg
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ChapterChapter 9
ISBN (Print)9780199981601
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameOxford Handbooks

Bibliographical note

An Interdisciplinary Reading of Entr'acte by Claudia Kappenberg, 2016, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press


  • Entr'Acte
  • René Clair
  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Time image
  • Gilles Deleuze
  • ballet
  • screendance
  • choreography


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