Unformatted text preview: Martin’s first chapter of The Dance in Theory talks about how both the dancer and the audience need to create movement towards the work to understand it. One must react to the piece and break it down before the piece even means anything. The audience will always bring something to the piece whether it is their past experience or their experiences while watching the piece. He also talks about action and thought; thought being most important while looking at dance. He believes dance needs to communicate with people. He describes a movement sense as a “sixth sense which concerns not so much the outside world directly as that elaborate and intricate world which is comprised in the body itself.” Martin recognizes that movement happens everyday in reaction to everything and he expresses it must also happen in dance. He believes audiences must use the “inner mimicry” and past experiences to make a dance worth anything....
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- Spring '09
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