Dance-Based Dance Theory: From Borrowed Models to Dance-Based Experience (New Studies in Aesthetics)
Dance-Based Dance Theory: From Borrowed Models to Dance-Based Experience (New Studies in Aesthetics) by Judith B. Alter
Dance-Based Dance Theory: From Borrowed Models to Dance-Based Experience (New Studies in Aesthetics) Author: Judith B. Alter
Title: Dance-Based Dance Theory: From Borrowed Models to Dance-Based Experience (New Studies in Aesthetics)
ISBN: 0820437050
ISBN13: 978-0820437057
Other Formats: lrf mbr lit azw
Pages: 199 pages
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 1, 1996)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1520 kb
Size EPUB version: 1665 kb
Subcategory: Performing Arts




This book traces the intellectual history of twentieth century dance theory from its dependence on aesthetics for its model of conceptualization to its emergence as an autonomous field, primarily dependent on dance practice and experience. This history is traced through the analysis of writing on dance by dance theorists Elizabeth Selden, Margaret H'Doubler, John Martin, Rudolf Laban and aestheticians Susanne K. Langer, R.G. Collingwood, Nelson Goodman, and eleven other aestheticians who discussed dance in their aesthetic analyses of the arts. The analysis is organized by the author's Framework of Topics Intrinsic to Dance Theory which was inductively derived from all the writings and the author's extensive experience in dance.