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Esthétique de la danse : définitions, expression et compréhension chorégraphiques

Abstract : This study is a philosophical aesthetic analysis of choreographic art. Often considered as an immediate and natural form of expression, dance is also an art with a relatively recent, rapidly evolving history and varied styles and thematic contents. This paradoxical combination of simplicity and complexity leads to question our most sophisticated theoretical systems and our most apparently obvious conceptual distinctions, in a reconsideration of fundamental philosophical problems. The advantages and drawbacks of diverse definitions of art are examined, before addressing the symbolic functioning and the reality of choreographic properties. As a multiple art, dance is an ontological challenge. A chapter is devoted to the creation processes, the status of notation and the relation between the works and their performances and interpretations. After proposing a definition of dance, the study focuses on the concept of expression. In addition to mental states and physical movements, intention and action, freewill and determinism, the notions of natural expressiveness, technique, style and meaning are studied in detail. The traditional philosophical dichotomies appear to be inadequate to dance, insofar as this art reconciles sensibility and rationality, emotion and understanding, spontaneity and deliberation, activity and passivity, interiority and exteriority, constraint and freewill.
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Julia Beauquel. Esthétique de la danse : définitions, expression et compréhension chorégraphiques. Philosophie. Université de Lorraine, 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013LORR0010⟩. ⟨tel-01749307⟩

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