Title

Diversified Moves of a Specialised Ecology: Can this Art-Form be Sustainable?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Ausdance National

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

3741

Comments

This article was originally published as: Phillips, M. J. (2005). Diversified moves of a specialised ecology: Can this art-form be sustainable?. Proceedings of Dance Rebooted: Initializing the Grid. Melbourne, Australia. Ausdance National. Original article available here

Abstract

To maintain and nourish any form of practice or activity, that practice or activity must be of value to human populations, the measure of that value being exponentially related to the demographic extent of the population concerned. Dance, as a multitude of selected and refined forms of movement, would seem historically, anthropologically, socially, politically and spiritually to be unquestionably sustainable. All human groups, with some rare exceptions when dance was linked with particular concepts of evil, have and do dance for a range of purposes.