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Natural and artistic bodies in dance

Álvarez, Inma (2010). Natural and artistic bodies in dance. In: Proceedings for the European Society of Aesthetics, 27-29 May 2010, Udine, Italy.

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This article examines the impact of the presence of the human body on how we perceive dance art. It first establishes two basic layers of expressiveness in dance: A natural expressiveness provided by the presence of the real body, and an artistic expressiveness articulated by the choreographed body. It then considers the different dance personas linked to these levels of expressiveness and the strategies choreographers use to create dance works to make human and non human representations and references. This is followed by a discussion about audiences’ experiences of the (physical and emotional) presence of the human body in dance performances and a definition of appropriate artistic appreciation of dance works.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Author
Keywords: dance; body; art
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 26387
Depositing User: Inma Álvarez
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 15:50
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 10:28
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