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Abstract

Everywhere for W. B. Yeats, but most famously in ‘Among School-children’, dance symbolizes a desired unity of being:

O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,

How can we know the dancer from the dance?

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Proper Study Country Dance Physical Pleasure Time Paganism Traditional Dance 
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Notes

  1. 2.
    ‘The Egalitarian Waltz’ in What is Dance? ed. Roger Copeland and Marshall Cohen (New York: Oxford University Press, 1983) pp. 521–32.Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    The following discussion owes much to Sondra Fraleigh’s superb book Dance and the Lived Body: A Descriptive Aesthetics (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987), abbreviated henceforward as Fradeigh.Google Scholar
  3. Hanna, Judyth Lynne To Dance is Human: A Theory of Nonverbal Communication (Austin and London: University of Texas Press, 1979), p. 66.Google Scholar

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© Simon Gatrell 1993

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  • Simon Gatrell

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