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Butoh: Granting Art Status to an Indefinable Form

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dc.contributor.advisor Bacharach, Sondra Caldwell, Shane 2017-03-15T00:06:39Z 2017-03-15T00:06:39Z 2017 2017
dc.description.abstract Butoh is a kind of art, but exactly what kind of art is not so easy to see. While traditionally considered a type of dance, there are a number of butoh works that are not readily identifiable as dance works, if in fact they count as dance at all. Through the use of Noël Carroll’s narrative theory of art, I will show how butoh comes to be thought of as art even if it fails to match up exactly with any one pre-existing art form. I will show how the context in which butoh came into being is sufficient for granting butoh art status due to its relation to existing art forms. I compare butoh to its two most similar analogues, dance and performance art, and examine how it resembles and differs from each of them. I also show how the reason categorising butoh as only one kind of art form is problematic due to its being part of a non- Western aesthetic tradition that does not break the world up into such easily separable pieces. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Butoh ja
dc.subject Dance en_NZ
dc.subject Performance art en_NZ
dc.title Butoh: Granting Art Status to an Indefinable Form en_NZ
dc.type text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Philosophy en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Masters en_NZ Master of Arts en_NZ
dc.rights.license Author Retains Copyright en_NZ 2017-02-06T21:53:59Z
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 220301 Aesthetics en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 1 PURE BASIC RESEARCH en_NZ

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