The founding phenomenologists mentioned dance only casually as an example of bodily skill or entertainment, and made no efforts at phenomenological understanding or description of it. In comparison with other art forms, dance was therefore included in phenomenological aesthetics relatively late. Moreover, the initiative was taken and supported mainly by dance practitioners themselves. It may be noticed that there are authors who use the term “phenomenology” in dance research while understanding it quite fluidly. Nevertheless, it should be stated that a tradition of phenomenology of dance is emerging, albeit thus far maintained by individual attempts.
KeywordsBody Schema Dance Therapy Dance Class Hermeneutic Phenomenology Main Impulse
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