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My Body, the Buddhist (Paperback): Deborah Hay
My Body, the Buddhist (Paperback): Deborah Hay

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Deborah Hay

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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."


Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2000
First published: December 2000
Authors: Deborah Hay
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 133
ISBN-13: 978-0-8195-6328-6
Barcode: 9780819563286
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Dance
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Dance > General
LSN: 0-8195-6328-5

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