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Dance and the lived body : a descriptive aesthetics

Author: Sondra Horton Fraleigh
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1987] ©1987
Series: University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions.; University of Pittsburgh Digital Collections.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... 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."--Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fraleigh, Sondra Horton, 1939-
Dance and the lived body
(DLC) 86019288
(OCoLC)14130964
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sondra Horton Fraleigh
ISBN: 9780822971702 0822971704
OCLC Number: 887803177
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xli, 284 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Introduction. Dance and existentialism : personal notes ; Existential context of modern dance ; Existential themes of modern dance --
Part 1. Dance and Embodiment. Dance and the lived body. Existential phenomenology ; Dance and dualism ; Overcoming dualism ; Spontaneous body --
Dance and self. Self known in its works ; The dancer in the dance ; The dance object: I-It ; Being the dance: I-Thou --
Dance itself. Of our own making ; Irreducible structure of dance ; Classical and existential models ; Inmost dance : immanent body --
Dance and the other. Passing between ; The dance stands out ; Body-for-other ; Poetic body --
Part 2. A Tension of Opposites. Dance tension. Cosmic motion and dance tension ; Phenomenal tensions in dance --
Point counterpoint. Definition-redefinition ; Countering definition ; The expressive subject : Nagrin and Sokolow ; The formative object : King, Fenley, Streb, Cunningham, Nikolais --
Expressionist-formalist tension. Aesthetic-historic tension ; Moving against expression ; Deconstruction and regeneration ; Cunningham and koans ; Transformations --
Mythic polarity. Female-male archetypes ; Genius of the heart ; Body of nature and culture ; Body of earth and heaven --
Part 3. Sign for Life. Acts of light. Dance and metaphysics ; Lived metaphysics ; Daily work --
Moving time-space. Our body of time and space ; Poetics of time and space --
Measure and relationship. Moving once ; Moving as one ; Moving as two ; Moving as a group --
Dance images. Of life: the dance image: Humphrey's Passacaglia, Sokolow's Dreams ; Falling everyday life : Farber's Ledge ; The open center: Wiener's Wind devil ; Fagan's Oatka Trail.
Series Title: University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions.; University of Pittsburgh Digital Collections.
Responsibility: Sondra Horton Fraleigh.

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The author of this work describes dance through her consciousness of dance as an art, through the experience of dancing, and through existential and phenomenological literature on the "lived body".  Read more...

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"Sondra Fraleigh presents us with an in-depth description of modern dance as it relates to existential phenomenology, the dancer, choreographer, and the perceptive audience." -Dance Teacher Now

 
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