By Kimerer LaMothe
Within highbrow paradigms that privilege brain over subject, dance has lengthy seemed as a marginal, by-product, or primitive artwork. Drawing help from theorists and artists who embody subject as dynamic and agential, this ebook bargains a visionary definition of dance that illuminates its constitutive paintings within the ongoing evolution of human folks.
Why We Dance introduces a philosophy of physically changing into that posits physically stream because the resource and telos of human lifestyles. inside this philosophy, dance seems as an task that people advanced to do because the permitting in their most sensible physically changing into. Weaving theoretical mirrored image with bills of lived event, this booklet positions dance as a catalyst within the improvement of human attention, compassion, ritual proclivity, and ecological adaptability. Aligning with developments in new materialism, impact conception, and feminist philosophy, in addition to advances in dance and spiritual reports, this paintings unearths the very important function dance can play in reversing the trajectory of ecological self-destruction alongside which human civilization is racing.