The Philosophy of Dance

Here’s a new entry to the SEP. The photos below are of my favourite dancer of all time — the one and only Sylvie Guillem. I’ve heard that she’s been criticized because she came from a gymnastics background. Sour grapes really just because she pushed the bounds . . . because she could. She was physically stronger than all others and always took complete charge of her career with pieces especially written with her in mind. No glove puppet SG.

Dance is underrepresented in philosophical aesthetics. This means that, as a whole, the philosophical aesthetics of dance lacks the full range of views that one can find in more developed field of aesthetics such as literature or music.