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The Effect of Gaston Bachelard’s Imagination Theory on Dance Education

  • The Korean Journal of Dance Studies
  • Abbr : KRSDS
  • 2018, 68(1), pp.69-87
  • DOI : 10.16877/kjds.68.1.201803.69
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Dance
  • Received : February 14, 2018
  • Accepted : March 29, 2018
  • Published : March 30, 2018

Cho, Sun-Young 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study explores how the theory of imagination suggested by Gaston Bachelard can be applied to establish a basis for an effective teaching education that pursues of creative thinking and imaginative expression for students majoring in dance. In dance, the beginning point of imagination is personal experiences of unique emotion, and such experiences become the basis for creativity, which can be furthered by imagination. In other words, it is movements based on puissance of liberty, and in terms of education, the theory of imagination of Gaston Bachelard shows the basis to expand creativity. Therefore, this study aims to expand the mental and functional ability of movements through psychological inner desires of students majoring in dance and specific stimulus, and in motion based on their pure experiences, to shed light on true energy and meaning which imagination excercise has.

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