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A Study on Perspective of Body Presenting in Wayne Mcgregor's 「Entity」-Focusing on Deleuze's 'bodies without organ' and 'disjointed ptactice'-

Lee Na-Hyun 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study is about the perspective of body shown in <Entity>, the work of Wayne Mcgregor, which is based on the concepts of Girlles Deleuze (1925~1995) such as "bodies without organ" and "disjointed practice". For McGregor, the dancer’s body is not used as a means to develop a story or to express emotion, but the beginning point of a work or a work itself. What he focused on dance art is the mechanism of human body and continues to the mechanism of movements. For him bodies of dancers are different from the bodies which are seen often in everyday life or on the dance performance stage. They are undefined bodies which are having unlimited potential and freedom, and “bodies without organ” which are free from organic order. His dancers are beyond the frames that are confined in human bodies and usual dance performances through the unlimited disjointed practices. So his dancers are showing the different aspects of body with unfamiliar and unusual movements. This is a performance which is beyond the fixed idea about the organic order of body or the usual dance performance. This idea about dancers' body roots from the thought that is willing to doubt in the stable order and exceed established knowledge. The undefinable dancers' body forces to think in a new way. The unfamiliar world represented by the unfamiliar body is showing the undefinable world throwing doubt on what we see and what we know. Through the process of fragmenting and reconstructing of dancers' body, McGregor's work increases the boundary and possibility of dance art. He makes to throw the doubt in unwavering belief and knowledge and to divert of thinking by swimming against natural movements and automatic reactions. McGregor's work which researches the possibility of human body forces to rethink about human being and shows the new meaning of dance art.

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