The Philosophical Aesthetics of Dance Identity, Performance and Understanding Graham McFee A major comprehensive account of the philosophical aesthetics of dance by a philosopher who has devoted much of his professional career to the consideration of dance. Its fundamental consideration is of dance works that are artworks. References to many dances, both ballet and modern, are given throughout, especially as they are represented in dance criticism. The text explores (a) the making of dance, in particular, locating the conceptual role of the author of dances (discussion begins from whether or not two different performances of a dance are of the same dancework); (b) the distinctive role of the dancer; and (c) the understanding and appreciation of dances. Both dance-making and dance-understanding are addressed since the identity issue can arise in the staging of a particular dance; whether the perspective is that of the choreographer or that of the dancer; where the concern is, and where the focus is, with the appreciation of a particular dance. A detailed discussion of the nature of our interest in dance and some historical reflections on the use of examples are also included. Bibliography, index 342 pages, paperbound ISBN 9781852731496

The Philosophical Aesthetics of Dance

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  • Identity, Performance and Understanding Graham McFee Bibliography, index 342 pages, paperbound ISBN 9781852731496
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