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By Anya Peterson Royce

ISBN-10: 0759102236

ISBN-13: 9780759102231

ISBN-10: 0759102244

ISBN-13: 9780759102248

Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze at the appearing arts, searching for extensive commonalities in functionality, artwork, and artists throughout house, time, and tradition. She asks common questions as to the character of creative interpretation, the variations among virtuosity and artistry, and the way artists interaction with viewers, aesthetics, and elegance. To help her case, she examines artists as different as Fokine and the Ballets Russes, Tewa Indian dancers, seventeenth century commedia dell'arte, jap kabuki and butoh, Zapotec shamans, and the mime of Marcel Marceau, including her personal observations as a certified dancer within the classical ballet culture. Royce additionally issues to the new circulation towards collaboration throughout inventive genres as proof of the universality of aesthetics. Her research ends up in a greater knowing of creative interpretation, artist-audience relationships, and the creative mind's eye as cross-cultural phenomena. Over 29 black and white photos and drawings illustrate the wide variety of Royce's cross-cultural strategy. Her well-crafted quantity may be of significant curiosity to anthropologists, arts researchers, and scholars of cultural experiences and acting arts.

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