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A Jungian Interpretation of Fantasy in Romantic Ballet

  • The Korean Journal of Dance Studies
  • Abbr : KRSDS
  • 2021, 81(1), pp.23-39
  • DOI : 10.16877/kjds.81.1.202103.23
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Dance
  • Received : February 15, 2021
  • Accepted : February 26, 2021
  • Published : March 30, 2021

Youngjae Roh 1

1동아대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to examine the fantasy in the 19th century Romantic Ballet by paying attention to the romantic fantasy of dance works and C. G. Jung’s collective unconscious theory. By discussing the structure of the human psyche projected in the works, I suggest that ballet is a meaningful symbol of the process of self-realization of the integration of consciousness and unconsciousness. Ballet has long been recognized for its value in both historical and aesthetic terms, while a sociological perspective that raises questions about existing aesthetic perceptions has emerged through criticism in the late 20th century. However, this study, which illuminate the unconscious, is a more thorough interdisciplinary study that links the typical structure of classical ballet with the essence of the universal human mind, thereby providing a theoretical basis for illuminating new interpretations and meanings of ballet as an art.

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