Dance and the Lived Body: A Descriptive Aesthetics by Sondra Horton Fraleigh

By Sondra Horton Fraleigh

In her awesome e-book, Sondra Horton Fraleigh examines and describes dance via her attention of dance as an artwork, in the course of the event of dancing, and during the existential and phenomenological literature at the lived body. She describes, with functionality pictures, particular imagery in dance masterworks through Doris Humphrey, Anna Sokolow, Viola Farber, Nina Weiner, and Garth Fagan.

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3 However, Wilson believes that the root of existentialism - in Nietzsche - is optimistic. Jonas is no less concerned than Wilson with a grounding of values in a positive view of being. "4 Jonas, unlike Wilson, reduces Nietzsche's philosophy to its nihilistic rather than its optimistic dimension. He sees in it a world diminished to a mere manifestation of power and mastery, since in Nietzsche the transcendent reference (God) has fallen away and man is left with himself, alone. "6 In any case, we shall not be able to ignore what Wilson criticizes as the old existentialism, since it provides insights for the new.

They may be associated with depth of feeling, as when we use them to describe an experience as full of soul or as spiritual. However, our ordinary, unremarkable, prereflective awareness is no less a description of body-subject, the body understood in its prereflective, lived unity. The body-object can be known, in the sense that the body itself can become the object of our attention, but the body-subject can only be lived. And it may also be experienced in the unreflected (immediately experienced) present time of dance.

Rather we are freeand subject to the hazards of such freedom. Sartre's philosophy posits freedom as the inescapable truth of existence. We are, in Sartre's view, "condemned to be free," to become what we will. All of this bears further explanation. Existential Context of Modern Dance Modem dance entered the American theater as boldly and as "ungracefully" (some critics thought) as modem existentialism entered the American consciousness, and at roughly the same time. They matured through the same times.

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