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H. Lavendar, L. (1996). Evaluation. Chapter 9 in Dancers Talking Dance: Critical Evaluation in Choreography Class . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. In Chapter 9, Evaluation, of Dancers Talking Dance Lavendar explains how there might be problems while critiquing a dance, unless one critiques correctly, with the right concept of judgment as well as with courtesy toward the artist. Lavendar defines a judgment as one that is not a guess, a fact, or a feeling but is a description of a work’s pros or cons as one sees it, as well as having specific reasons and examples for ones evaluation. When making a judgment, Lavendar suggests not using comparative judgments but instead aesthetic ones. Comparative judgments may only focus on one aspect of a dance and conclude which piece is better based solely on that fact. Lavendar
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Unformatted text preview: also talks about four ways one can make aesthetic inquires. Criticism is when the evaluator talks about descriptive, analytical, interpretive and evaluative interpretations and aesthetic judgments based on visible features of the dance. Metacriticism describes the “support or challenge the underlying assumptions or the descriptive accuracy of a critical claim. Theory corresponds to “discussions of creative strategies, critical approaches, and general criteria for judgment that might be employed to support various critical and metacritical statements about the dance” while metatheoretical remarks aim to “identify and support or challenge the underlying assumptions, clarity, or relevance of theoretical claims.”(98)...
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