Vol. 12 No. 2 (2019): Bodies and cultures. How we become ourselves
Monographica

Dance as Experience Field of the Body: A Contribution to Aesthetics

Christoph Wulf
Freie Universität Berlin
Published November 13, 2019
Keywords
  • Dance; Experience; Body; Aesthetics
How to Cite
Wulf, C. (2019). Dance as Experience Field of the Body: A Contribution to Aesthetics. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 12(2), 19-26. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-10712

Abstract

I will focus on dances as performances that bring a knowledge of man and his body to the representation, which would not be visible and comprehensible without it. Dances will be conceived of as patterns in which collectively shared knowledge and collectively shared body practices are staged and performed, and in which a self-expression and self-interpretation of a common order takes place. These are productive, and not reproductive, activities that create communities and cultural identities—namely, by working through difference and alterity.

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