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Pragmatist Philosophy and Dance

Interdisciplinary Dance Research in the American South

Authors: Mullis, Eric

  • Fully considers pragmatist philosophy in the context of dance studies for the first timeAdvances a process-based approach to dance philosophy Contributes to discussions on the relationship between theory and practice

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This book investigates how Pragmatist philosophy as a philosophical method contributes to the understanding and practice of interdisciplinary dance research. It uses the author's own practice-based research project, Later Rain, to illustrate this. Later Rain is a post-dramatic dance theater work that engages primarily with issues in the philosophy of religion and socio-political philosophy. It focuses on ecstatic states that arise in Appalachian charismatic Pentecostal church services, states characterized by dancing, paroxysms, shouting, and speaking in tongues (glossolalia). Research for this work is interdisciplinary as it draws on studio practice, ethnographic field work, cultural history, Pentecostal history and theology, folk aesthetics, anthropological understandings of ecstatic religious rituals, and dance history regarding acclaimed works that have sought to present aspects of religious ecstasy on stage; Doris Humprhies’ The Shakers (1931), Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture (2012), Martha Clarke’s Angel Reapers (2015) and Ralph Lemon’s Geography trilogy (2005). The project thereby demonstrates a process model of dance philosophy, showing how philosophy and dance artistry intertwine in a specific creative process.

About the authors

Eric Mullis is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Queens University of Charlotte, USA. He is also a dance artist and scholar whose work is grounded in interdisciplinary research and creative processes. He has written on topics in Chinese Philosophy, American Pragmatism, Philosophy of Embodiment, Somaesthetics, Dance and Philosophy of Technology, and Dance and Political Engagement. He currently lives and works in North Carolina and is continually investigating the role of the dance artist in the Southeastern United States. 

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pragmatist Philosophy and Dance
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Dance Research in the American South
Authors
Series Title
Performance Philosophy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29314-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29314-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29313-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 247
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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