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ERIC Number: EJ859551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Merging Traditional Technique Vocabularies with Democratic Teaching Perspectives in Dance Education: A Consideration of Aesthetic Values and Their Sociopolitical Contexts
Dyer, Becky
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v43 n4 p108-123 Win 2009
This article suggests how movement analysis from a socially contextualized perspective can inform understanding about the significance of sociopolitical contexts and aesthetic values in Western dance training. Perspectives of movement analysis provide groundwork for discussing perceivable ways to address discrepancies between democratic and authoritarian teaching viewpoints and to challenge the prominent linking of conventional aesthetic values and vocabularies, as well as codifed techniques, to authoritarian practices. The discussion addresses relationships between pedagogical perspectives and ideologies held by teachers concerning the place and worth of conventional aesthetic values and the nature of aesthetic experiences in the dance technique classroom, and the potential understandings and meanings their students construct. (Contains 47 notes.)
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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