The Dance of the Now—Poetics of Everyday Human Movement

Lis Engel

Abstract


The inspiration for this paper comes from an interest in the living movement of everyday life and from an interest in the stories of the felt sense of embodiment, subjectivity and culture. A phenomenological approach is used to get an embodied and experiential understanding of sensitive form and meaning. How are embodiment as performance of expressive form and cultural identities interwoven? How are intersubjectivity and culture performed? The living body images are analysed from an aesthetic-phenomenological perspective highlighting the living body as an inter-subjective, "vibrational" field that deepens the experiential understanding of everyday movement as performance of dynamic repertoires of existence. These become everyday events expressed as the dance of the now.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0802355

Keywords


embodiment; phenomenology of everyday movement; aliveness; dance of the now; art of life

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