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Why we dance : a philosophy of bodily becoming

Author: Kimerer L LaMothe
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as dynamic and agential, this book offers a visionary definition of dance that illuminates its constitutive work in the ongoing evolution of human persons. Why We Dance introduces a philosophy of bodily becoming that posits  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kimerer L LaMothe
ISBN: 9780231171045 0231171048 9780231171052 0231171056 023153888X 9780231538886
OCLC Number: 900031681
Description: xv, 288 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: To dance is to matter --
To dance is to evolve --
To dance is to know --
To dance is to be born --
To dance is to connect --
To dance is to heal --
To dance is to love.
Responsibility: Kimerer L. LaMothe.

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Offers a visionary definition of dance that illuminates its constitutive work in the ongoing evolution of human persons.  Read more...

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A brilliant, pioneering work. Readers join a rich, deeply informed, erudite conversation and are rewarded with LaMothe's original insights and vision of the purpose and promise of dance to transform Read more...

 
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