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A Phenomenological Study on the Aesthetics of Site-Specific Dance: Focusing on Song Joowon’s Pungjeong.Gak

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2022, 67(), pp.108-132
  • DOI : 10.17527/JASA.67.0.05
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Received : August 15, 2022
  • Accepted : September 10, 2022
  • Published : October 31, 2022

CHO SEON RYEONG 1

1부산대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

In trying to form the aesthetics of site-specific dance, this paper suggests that Merleau-Ponty should be supplemented with Husserl‘s and Heidegger’s theory of the time-world while acknowledging that the former has an affinity with dance theory. This paper takes the experience that Korean choreographer Song Joowon’s Pungjeong.Gak gives to the audience as a starting point. The “flow” experienced by the audience needs to be explained in terms of temporality. Husserl’s theory of time as a level of “passive synthesis” and the reinterpreted concept of his “reduction” can be the basis of dance theory to consider the pre-reflexive aspect of dance and not to neglect the role of choreography and training. However, since Husserl presupposes the primacy of “original impression” his theory is insufficient to explain site-specific dance. Heidegger’s concept of “the world” which is temporal rather than spatial, can explain the return to reality of site-specific dance in revealing the level of passive synthesis. By combining Heidegger, who is indifferent to perception and body, with Merleau-Ponty, this paper suggests that site-specific dance is a genre that reveals the interdependence of the world and the body while showing the level of passive synthesis that is hidden in everyday life.

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