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The aesthetics of the european contemporary dance after 1990

Abstract : The present work is dedicated to the research on European contemporary dance aesthetics after 1990. Following short methodological and historical introduction, we present four paradigms of dancing body: political, critic, poetic and virtual, we distinguish the main aesthetics waves present in the dance in Europe within last twenty years. 1990 is not linked to any particular event but evokes two majors facts: one is historic - the end of communism in Europe, which allowed next a brilliant development of contemporary dance, the second fact is the apparition of the conceptual dance in France in nineties. By approaching the work of over eighty choreographers and hundred fifty performances seen on festivals and in the theatres all over the Europe, we are analysing via corps dansant the aesthetics proximity of the West- and Eastern choreographers. This analysis allowed us to make a statement, that there is no such a possibility to distinguish the differences on a pure aesthetical level between eastern and western European choreographers, namely because of the nomadic character of contemporary choreography. Our conclusion consist on fact, that the contemporary dance tend to a pluridisciplinary, hybrid aesthetics, and thanks to that the national frontiers are not an obstacle, especially because of the educational and creation systems marked by nomadic spirit. In consequences, the national particularities consist on specific conditions of dance development and dance production, which is an object of an analysis in annex.
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Joanna Szymajda. The aesthetics of the european contemporary dance after 1990. Musicology and performing arts. Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris III; Uniwersytet łódzki, 2010. Polish. ⟨NNT : 2010PA030107⟩. ⟨tel-02895453⟩



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