Why We Dance

Why We Dance

A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Book - 2015
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Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as dynamic and agential, this book offers a visionary definition of dance that illuminates its constitutive work in the ongoing evolution of human persons. Why We Dance introduces a philosophy of bodily becoming that posits bodily movement as the source and telos of human life. Within this philosophy, dance appears as an activity that humans evolved to do as the enabling condition of their best bodily.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780231171052
0231171056
9780231171045
0231171048
Characteristics: xv, 288 pages ; 23 cm

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