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The Characteristics of Psychological Expressions Shown in the Process of Modernization of the 20th Century Dance

Ilhwa Na 1 MalborgKim 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to analyze contemporary discussions overpsychology of art comparatively with the characteristics of psychologicalexpressions shown in the process of modernization of the 20th century dance. Themodernization of the 20th century dance shares modernism’s ‘existing systemand criticism over tradition’ and ‘subjective experience and individualistic’characteristics. Also, regarding the psychological expressions of modern dance andmodern ballet, major discussions and comparative analysis of experimentalpsychology, psychoanalysis, and Gestalt psychology show that the modernizationof dance gave and received influence with the ideology of the time. There has been no research so far that deals with psychological expressionsshown in the 20th century modern dance in relation with psychology of art of thattime. This study is significant in that it has discovered the contact point that art ofdance exchanges with the ideology of the time beyond a certain choreographer’sexpressive method or a microscopic view to a dance work and also suggested amacroscopic point of view that can figure out the position of dance among theaesthetic flows of the other arts.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.