Aesthetics as a tool for the analysis of style in dance

Donostia Aesthetics Forum

Wednesday, April 5, 15:00

Ana Abad Carlés (Rey Juan Carlos University)

Venue: Carlos Santamaria Zentroa, B1


In this talk, I will look at the work of different dance scholars who have used aesthetics to identify and characterise choreographic style in performance. How can we recognise a choreographer's imprint in a dance work? What are the elements that constitute style and what are their implications with regards to the interpretation of a dance work? How far can an interpreter's own style go before the work itself loses legibility?
This session will also be illustrated with examples from different choreographic works and testimonies from choreographers and interpreters.

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