Through a series of imaginative approaches to movement and
performance, choreographer Deborah Hay presents a profound
reflection on the ephemeral nature of the self and the body as the
locus of artistic consciousness. Using the same uniquely playful
poetics of her revolutionary choreography, she delivers one of the
most revealing accounts of what art creation entails and the ways
in which the body, the center of our aesthetic knowledge of the
world, can be regarded as our most informed teacher.
My Body, The Buddhist becomes a way into Hay's choreographic
techniques, a gloss on her philosophy of the body (which shares
much with Buddhism), and an extraordinary artist's primer. The book
is composed of nineteen short chapters ("my body likes to rest,"
"my body finds energy in surrender," "my body is bored by
answers"), each an example of what Susan Foster calls Hay's "daily
attentiveness to the body's articulateness."
Wesleyan University Press
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