Dance and the Lived Body

A Descriptive Aesthetics


Author: Sondra Horton Fraleigh

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822971702

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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In her remarkable book, Sondra Horton Fraleigh examines and describes dance through her consciousness of dance as an art, through the experience of dancing, and through the existential and phenomenological literature on the lived body. She describes, with performance photographs, specific imagery in dance masterworks by Doris Humphrey, Anna Sokolow, Viola Farber, Nina Weiner, and Garth Fagan.

Critical Gestures

Writings on Dance and Culture


Author: Ann Daly

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819565660

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

View: 9250

Collects the far-reaching and influential work of an eminent dance critic and scholar.

Researching Dance

Evolving Modes of Inquiry


Author: Sondra Horton Fraleigh,Penelope Hanstein

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 082297195X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 9154

In Researching Dance, an introduction to research methods in dance addressed primarily to graduate students, the editors explore dance as evolutional, defining it in view of its intrinsic participatory values, its developmental aspects, and its purposes from art to ritual, and they examine the role of theory in research. The editors have also included essays by nine dancer-scholars who examine qualitative and quantitative inquiry and delineate the most common approaches for investigating dance, raising concerns about philosophy and aesthetics, historical scholarship, movement analysis, sexual and gender identification, cultural diversity, and the resources available to students. The writers have included study questions, research exercises, and suggested readings to facilitate the book’s use as a classroom text.

Body Show/s

Australian Viewings of Live Performance


Author: Peta Tait

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042014732

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 9157

"This collection contains critical and visual analyses of cultural spectacle and social identity by eighteen major Australian scholars and practitioners. It discusses and describes bodies in contemporary performance, theatre, visual art and dance; in circus and ethnographic shows; in performance training, butoh and wrestling; at gay and lesbian dance parties; and in relation to digital images. It explores historical and theoretical issues of gender and postcoloniality, technology, and the location of bodies in architectural, social and virtual spaces."--BACK COVER.

Comic Practice/comic Response


Author: Robert I. Williams

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874134636

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

View: 7103

This study focuses on response to comedy. The author maintains we respond rather mindlessly to comic effect. Comedy itself, in the philosophical sense, is seen as play. The play impulse is manifest in numerous forms from theater to painting, the novel to sculpting, poetry to cartooning; and each medium has its own semiotic language.

Moderner Tanz

Konzepte, Stile, Utopien


Author: Sabine Huschka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499556371

Category: Modern dance

Page: 379

View: 2047

Bodies of Knowledge: Embodied Learning in Adult Education

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 134


Author: Randee Lipson Lawrence

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118431545

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 2076

Explore the multiple ways adults learn through their bodies.Embodied or somatic learning is a way of learning that relies onthe body’s knowledge. Our most basic form of learning inchildhood is preverbal; however, traditional schooling forces us tocheck our bodies at the door, requiring us to sit at a desk andraise our hands, focusing primarily on cognition to the exclusionof other ways of knowing. By the time we reach adulthood,“being in our bodies” is a foreign concept and a sourceof discomfort for many of us. This volume challenges the dominant paradigm of how knowledge isconstructed and shared. Embodied learning is examined through avariety of practice contexts, including higher education, communityeducation, health care, and the workplace, and through multiplemethods, including dance, theater, and outdoor experientialeducation. This is 134th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterlyreport series ahref=""NewDirections for Adult and Continuing Education/a. Noted forits depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interestto instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings, such ascolleges and universities, extension programs, businesses,libraries, and museums.

Encyclopedia of Phenomenology


Author: Lester Embree

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401588813

Category: Philosophy

Page: 765

View: 9003

This encyclopedia presents phenomenological thought and the phenomenological movement within philosophy and within more than a score of other disciplines on a level accessible to professional colleagues of other orientations as well as to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Entries average 3,000 words. In practically all cases, they include lists of works "For Further Study." The Introduction briefly chronicles the changing phenomenological agenda and compares phenomenology with other 20th Century movements. The 166 entries are a baut matters of seven sorts: ( 1) the faur broad tendencies and periods within the phenomenological movement; (2) twenty-three national traditions ofphenomenology; (3) twenty-two philosophical sub-disciplines, including those referred to with the formula "the philosophy of x"; (4) phenomenological tendencies within twenty-one non-philosophical dis ciplines; (5) forty major phenomenological topics; (6) twenty-eight leading phenomenological figures; and (7) twenty-seven non-phenomenological figures and movements ofinteresting sim ilarities and differences with phenomenology. Conventions Concern ing persons, years ofbirth and death are given upon first mention in an entry ofthe names of deceased non-phenomenologists. The names of persons believed tobe phenomenologists and also, for cross-referencing purposes, the titles of other entries are printed entirely in SMALL CAPITAL letters, also upon first mention. In addition, all words thus occurring in all small capital letters are listed in the index with the numbers of all pages on which they occur. To facilitate indexing, Chinese, Hungarian, and Japanese names have been re-arranged so that the personal name precedes the family name.

Leben als Kunst - Kunst als Leben



Author: Dr. phil Herstad MA

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737525862

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 4215

Zentral in allen meinen wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten steht die Kunst als ein Prozess. Das ist die Kunst als ein Geworden-Sein. Der Mensch steht in der Konfrontation mit Kunst in einem Schnittpunkt. In diesem Schnittpunkt treffen sich das Kunstwerk in seinem phänomenologischen Sein als ein Prozess des zum Kunstwerk-Werdens und der Mensch in und mit der Rezeption in einem Prozess des Menschwerdens.

Dancing Identity

Metaphysics in Motion


Author: Sondra Horton Fraleigh

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822970880

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 285

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Combining critical analysis with personal history and poetry, "Dancing Identity" presents a series of interconnected essays composed over a period of fifteen years that explore the role of movement in defining our sense of self.

Парадигмы Философствования

Second Intenational [sic] Conference on Philosophy and Culture : August 10-15, 1995, St. Petersburg, Russia


Author: Любовь Михайловна Морева

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9785886070026

Category: Philosophy

Page: 435

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Caring as Healing

Renewal Through Hope


Author: Delores A. Gaut,Anne Boykin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780887376078

Category: Medical

Page: 273

View: 898

Papers presented at the 15th International Human Caring Research Conference in Portland, Oregon, May 1993.

Philosophy of the Performing Arts


Author: David Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444343441

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 2754

This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts. Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts Examines the assumption that classical music provides the best model for thinking about artistic performance across the performing arts Explores ways in which the ‘classical paradigm’ might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance Applies the thinking on performing arts to the issue of ‘performance art’

Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece


Author: Jane K. Cowan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691028545

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 8122

Valued for their sensual and social intensity, Greek dance-events are often also problematical for participants, giving rise to struggles over position, prestige, and reputation. Here Jane Cowan explores how the politics of gender is articulated through the body at these culturally central, yet until now ethnographically neglected, celebrations in a class-divided northern Greek town. Portraying the dance-event as both a highly structured and dynamic social arena, she approaches the human body not only as a sign to be deciphered but as a site of experience and an agent of practice. In describing the multiple ideologies of person, gender, and community that townspeople embody and explore as they dance, Cowan presents three different settings: the traditional wedding procession, the "Europeanized" formal evening dance of local civic associations, and the private party. She examines the practices of eating, drinking, talking, gifting, and dancing, and the verbal discourse through which celebrants make sense of each other's actions. Paying particular attention to points of tension and moments of misunderstanding, she analyzes in what ways these social situations pose different problems for men and women.

Dancing Into Darkness

Butoh, Zen, and Japan


Author: Sondra Horton Fraleigh

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822990628

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Dancing Into Darkness is Sondra Horton Fraleigh's chronological diary of her deepening understanding of and appreciation for this art form, as she moves from a position of aesthetic response as an audience member to that of assimilation as a student. As a student of Zen and butoh, Fraleigh witnesses her own artistic and personal transformation through essays, poems, interviews, and reflections spanning twelve years of study, much of it in Japan. Numerous performance photographs and original calligraphy by Fraleigh's Zen teacher Shodo Akane illuminate her words. The pieces of Dancing Into Darkness cross boundaries, just as butoh anticipates a growing global amalgamation. "Butoh is not an aesthetic movement grafted onto Western dance, " Fraleigh concludes, "and Western dance may be more Eastern than we have been able to see. "

Illuminating dance

philosophical explorations


Author: Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

Publisher: Bucknell Univ Pr


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

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Dancing Postcolonialism

The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica


Author: Sabine Sörgel

Publisher: Transcript Verlag


Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 4492

Dancing Postcolonialism presents the first in-depth critical and historical examination of the internationally renowned National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) in the context of postcolonial theater. Combining a postcolonial theoretical framework with performance studies and dance analysis, the study examines the interrelationship of Jamaican modern dance theater aesthetics and the Caribbean's complex cultural genealogy since 1492. Addressing issues of postcolonial nationalism and Jamaican identity politics, the book provides the first comprehensive study of the NDTC's modern dance theater works as it situates dance theater choreography at the center of postcolonial independence politics and cultural theory in the Caribbean. Sabine Srgel (Dr. phil.) teaches the history and theory of theater and dance at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (Germany). Her current research includes intercultural corporealities, contemporary performance and postcolonial theory.