The Bloomsbury handbook of dance and philosophy / edited by Rebecca L Farinas and Julie C. Van Camp.

  • London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
  • ©2021
xvii, 474 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm


Summary note
"An innovative examination of the ways in which dance and philosophy inform each other, Dance and Philosophy brings together authorities from a variety of disciplines to expand our understanding of dance and dance scholarship. Featuring an eclectic mix of materials from exposes to dance therapy sessions to demonstrations, Dance and Philosophy addresses centuries of scholarship, dance practice, the impacts of technological and social change, politics, cultural diversity and performance. Structured thematically to draw out the connection between different perspectives, this books covers: - Philosophy practice and how it corresponds to dance - Movement, embodiment and temporality - Philosophy and dance traditions in everyday life - The intersection between dance and technology - Critical reflections on dance Offering important contributions to our understanding of dance as well as expanding the study of philosophy, this book is key to sparking new conversations concerning the philosophy of dance"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-470) and index.
  • Introduction One. Dance and philosophy / Rebecca L. Farinas and Julie C. Van Camp
  • Introduction Two. Dance philosophy and aesthetics / Jeff Friedman and Aili Bresnahan
  • Part One. Philosophical practice as a dancing matter. 1.1 Introduction: Presenting an Engagement of Philosophy and Dance / Julie C. Van Camp
  • 1.2 Teaching Dance and Philosophy to Non-Majors: The Integration of Movement Practices and Thought Experiments to Articulate Big Ideas / Megan Brunsvold Mercedes and Kristopher G. Phillips
  • 1.3 Dance, Normativity, and Action / Graham McFee
  • 1.4 What is Mark Morris’ “Choreomusicality”? Illuminate the Music, Dignify the Dance / Julie C. Van Camp
  • 1.5 Analytic Philosophy and the Logic of Dance / Kristin Boyce
  • 1.6 The Negotiation of Significance in Dance Performance: Aesthetic Value in the Context of Difference / Jane Carr
  • 1.7 Dance as Embodied Aesthetics / Barbara Gail Montero
  • Part 2. Two Movement, Embodiment, and Meaning: The Distinctiveness of Dance. 2.1 Introduction: Reflections on Practice / Edyta Kuzian
  • 2.2 Interpretation in Dance Performing / Aili Bresnahan
  • 2.3 Epistemologies of Body and Movement in Contemporary Dance / Edgar Vite and Diana Palacio
  • 2.4 The Phenomenology of Choreographing / Rebecca Whitehurst
  • 2.5 Discovering Collaboration in Dance / Richard D. Hall
  • 2.6 Falling Up: An Explication of a Dance / Kaysie Seitz Brown
  • 2.7 Early Floating in the Here and Now: The Radically Empirical Immediate Dance Poetry of Erick Hawkins and Lucia Dlugoszewski / Louis Kavouras
  • 2.8 Je danse; donc, je suis / David Leventhal
  • Part 3. Three Philosophy, Dance Traditions, and Everyday Experience. 3.1 Introduction: Cross-Currents in Philosophical and Dance Traditions / Stephen Davies
  • 3.2 A New Universality: Pragmatic Symbols of World Peace in Drawing and Dance / Rebecca L. Farinas
  • 3.3 Groovy Bodies: The 1970s, Somatic Engagement and Dance / Caroline Sutton Clark
  • 3.4 Indian Traditional Dance and the Experience of Ego-Transcendence / Binita Mehta
  • 3.5 Resisting the Universal: Black Dance, Aesthetics, and the Afterlives of Slavery / Thomas F. Defrantz
  • 3.6 The Landscape of the Arts / Lakshmi Viswanathan
  • 3.7 Entanglement: A Multi-Layered Morphology of a Post-Colonial African Philosophical Framework for Dance Aesthetics / Jeff Friedman
  • 3.8 African Sensibility and the Muscogee (Creek) Stomp Dance Tradition / Paula J. Conlon
  • 3.9 The Mask Which the Actor Wears is Apt to Become His True Face: How Jon Cryer Toes the Line Between Homage and Mimicry in Pretty in Pink’s Ultimate Lip Sync / Addie Tsai
  • Part 4. Four How Does Dance Move Us Via Technology? 4.1 Introduction: Dance and Technology / David Davies
  • 4.2 Aesthetic Engagement in Video Dance / Arnold Berleant
  • 4.3 Bodies at Rest: Four Still Images / Daniel Conrad
  • 4.4 What Do We Lose to a Video? / Ian T. Heckman
  • 4.5 Embodying Agency in the Human-Techno Entanglement / Eliot Gray Fisher and Erica Gionfriddo
  • 4.6 mEANING rEMIX: Ambivalent Readings of Marie Chouinard’s bODY rEMIX/gOLDBERG vARIATIONS / L. Archer Porter
  • 4.7 Considerations on Site-Specific Screendance Production / Ana Baer Carrillo
  • Part 5. Five Critical Reflections on Dance. 5.1 Introduction: The Richness of Dance for Life and Thought / Julia Beauquel
  • 5.2 Movement on Record: Poetry, Presence, Radicalism / Jonelle Seitz
  • 5.3 Structure, Form, and Function of Dance Criticism and the Ways it Relates Audiences to Works of Art / Henrique Rochelle
  • 5.4 Dancing-with: A Theoretical Method for Poetic Social Justice / Joshua M. Hall
  • 5.5 The Power of Political Dance: Representation, Mobilization, and Context Apparatus / Eric Mullis
  • 5.6 The Economic Politics of Pleasure in Gaga / Meghan Quinlan.
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