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The Study on Gestalt Interpretation of Contemporary Dance -Focusing on Shenwei’s 「Connect Transfer」 -

Hye Ra Kim 1

1숙명여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to interpretate the complex meaning of the contemporary dance which can not be easily understood at once using Gestalt’s perception. This study try to figure out the phenomenal meaning of the contemporary dance through seeing expression structure of the art work. Therefore,this is the trial to understand the actual dance work by Gestalt’s main concept and visual perception. First of all, this study set up the concept through Gestalt psychologist’s experimental examples. “Allness, simplicity and structural properties” are these. Through these concepts, th visual perceptive tendency are adjusted to the analysis of dance. In detail, adjusting to the dance phenomenon and structural character of the dance, directing to simplicity, to organic texturing and psychological changing factors in dynamic field could be captured as visual perceptive principle. Connecting to Gestalt’s concept and the art work’s visual perceptive principle, based on allness meaning change which is one of the main concept of Gestalt, it is adjusted to the dance work analysis as a semi-premise. Fist, the main phenomenon in whole work, the title phenomenon was set. Find the meaning of the work through the strongest perceptive topic by Gestalt. Secondly, analyze the characters of the structural parts which consist the main phenomenon. Therefore, figure out the detailed structural phenomenon which form theme images. Then, find the resulted meaning through the relationship. Thirdly,recombinate the medial property and relationship. It can find the total conformational sense and expressional character via recombination between each parts properties and relationship’s meaning. Forthly, I try to find the form of total structural texture and the meaning’s relationship. Therefore, this study try to figure out the total form image and structure. Finally, based on all the setting and adjusting, I try to find the work’s phenomenal meaning via choreographer’s reasoning and previous work’s expression. I actually use these concepts to ShenWei’s Connect Transfer . In detail, this study described the physical space’s phenomenal meaning sensed as co-relationship between the dancer’s motions and background space and interpretate that the sensing experience’s meaning based on expressivity and artistic space’s meaning which sensed by total structural formality and expressivity. This study try to interpretate the dance as an experience which is a communication between audience and choreographer rather the relationship via formal one through composing all the mentioned factors. As a conclusion, through the discussion by Gestalt perspective experience, this study suggest the vital understanding of dance via phenomenal experience of total artistic work, propose the easier way to understand complex contemporary dance through this method which give new possible dance interpretational method.

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