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Dancing Our Way through Philosophical Paradigms

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Chloe Bolyard

on 30 September 2014

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Transcript of Dancing Our Way through Philosophical Paradigms

Dancing Our Way Through
Philosophical Paradigms

Positivism: Giselle
Emphasis on structure, symmetry, and perfection of the technique.
Minimum audience/dancer interaction.
Fixed, linear, “acted” plots
Postpositivism:
Seasons March
Uses fixed movements to represent symbolic meaning of the four seasons.
Acknowledges limited observation angles through camera lens.
Less precise aesthetic language than classical ballet.
Constructivism:
Rite of Spring
Based on pagan rituals (ethnography)
Solos = personal expression
Rituals = dances in unison
Critical Theory:
Sadeh 21
Tension between males and females, groups and individuals
"Proper" ways of being, conventions
Choreographer as authority figure
Scream: a call for change
Postmodernism:
Mamutot
Breaks traditional conventions
Absence of the "fourth wall"
Deconstruction of subject/object
Dan Mamlok
Yue Li
Chloe Bolyard
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