Dance and the Lived Body: A Descriptive Aesthetics

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, 1987 - Performing Arts - 284 pages
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.
 

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Contents

DANCE AND THE LIVED BODY
3
Dance and Dualism
9
Overcoming Dualism
11
Spontaneous Body
15
DANCE AND SELF
22
Self Known in Its Works
25
The Dancer Is the Dance
31
IIt
35
Moving Against Expression
118
Deconstruction and Regeneration
130
Cunningham and Koans
132
Transformations
138
MYTHIC POLARITY
141
Body of Nature and Culture
153
Body of Earth and Heaven
155
ACTS OF LIGHT
161

IThou
40
DANCE ITSELF
43
Irreducible Structure of Dance
48
Classical and Existential Models
49
Immanent Body
53
DANCE AND THE OTHER
57
The Dance Stands Out
62
BodyforOther
68
Poetic Body
70
DANCE TENSION
77
Cosmic Motion and Dance Tension
78
Phenomenal Tensions in Dance
82
POINT COUNTERPOINT
94
Countering Definition
101
The Expressive Subject
105
The Formative Object
111
EXPRESSIONISTFORMALIST TENSION
114
Lived Metaphysics
167
Daily Work
174
MOVING TIMESPACE
178
Poetics of Time and Space
184
MEASURE AND RELATIONSHIP
190
Moving Once
191
Moving as One
193
Moving as Two
198
Moving as a Group
204
DANCE IMAGES
209
Farbers Ledge
233
The Open Center
239
Signature
251
NOTES
255
INDEX
275
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Sondra Horton Fraleigh chairs the Department of Dance at the State University of New York, Brockport. She is the author of  Dance and the Lived Body and co-editor (with Penelope Hanstein) of Researching Dance: Evolving Modes of Inquiry. Her articles have been published in texts on dance and movement, philosophy, and cognitive development. She has been a guest teacher of dance and somatic therapy in America, Japan, England, and Norway. She has served as president of the Congress of Research in Dance and is a Faculty Exchange Scholar for the State University of New York. Her innovative choreography has been seen on tour in America, Germany, and Japan, where she has also been a visiting scholar at several universities.

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