By Margaret N. H'Doubler, Mary Alice Brennan
A landmark e-book in dance schooling is now again in print, its message as legitimate at the present time because it used to be greater than fifty years in the past
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Such movement participation is both active and passive, for while one is executing a movement (active phase) the movement is doing something XXXI Copyrighted Material INTRODUCTION to him in return (passive phase) because of the "feed-back" of movement sensations to the central nervous system. In this double experience the student gains knowledge not only of himself as a moving object but also of himself as a sensitive, feeling, knowing self-a subjective-objective interactivity. How much more important for students to become motorly adaptable and personally secure in their knowledge of movement than to depend upon the opinions and movements of others!
One of the most interesting influences on art at this time was Copyrighted Material A CULTURAL SURVEY OF DANCE the rise of a lay culture. The rise of capitalism in turn gave rise to an industrial and commercial class which became a patron and leader of learning and art. Men once more became interested in this world instead of living in constant anticipation of the other. This secularized culture expressed itself in palaces, private residences, and paintings that were created to give men pleasure and enjoyment.
It would be interesting to know how successful their methods were. The more recent efforts either to revive ancient methods or to invent new ones have so far been ineffectual for general use. However, the rhythmical structure of a dance, and its design and spatial pattern, can be quite satisfactorily recorded. This recording is useful as a recall for its creator and as a form stimulus for other dancers. But the 3 Copyrighted Material DANCE: A CREATIVE ART EXPERIENCE most important elements of expression, the subtle and personal nuances, which so clearly reflect the emotional conditions and artistic intention of the dancer, cannot be so reproduced.
Dance: A Creative Art Experience by Margaret N. H'Doubler, Mary Alice Brennan