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Abstract for reading: The Problem of Relying on Artists’ Intentions. In Chapter 4 of Dancers Talking Dance , The Problem of Relying on Artists’ Intentions, Larry Lavendar tries to explain that the intention of the choreographer may not always be present in the dance and it is the evaluator’s job is to interpret the intention from what they see. He also discusses through analysis of linguistic and perceptual communication how it can be impossible for choreographers to be able to explain the meaning of their dance. Lavendar explains that intention and meaning are different and shows how external and internal facts about the art can change either. Abstract from reading: Dance Becomes Art.
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Unformatted text preview: Lange talks about how dancing was once the most primitive form or expression however over the years humans have changed it into a conceptual form of art in Chapter 5, Dance Becomes Art, in The Nature of Dance . Lange believes that dance’s meaning is purely expressive in it’s own way as no other media can explain it other than dance. He believes dance does not cause utility on the body such as other forms of work and dance actually psychologically and physically balances out work preformed during the day. He believes dance can, and is usually used, as a way to reset yourself and mind to become more balanced....
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2009 for the course DRXL 100 taught by Professor All during the Spring '09 term at Drexel.

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