Theoretical Bases of Dance in German Tracates of the Beginning of the 18th Century Cover Image

Теоретичні основи танцю в німецьких трактатах початку ХVІІІ ст
Theoretical Bases of Dance in German Tracates of the Beginning of the 18th Century

Author(s): Miroslav Evgenovich Keba
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Education, Aesthetics, History of Education, 18th Century, History of Art
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: dance; theoretical foundations; aesthetics; rare sources; choreographic treatises; dancemasters;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the article. To study the influence of J. Pasha's treatises «Beschreibung Wahrer Tanz-Kunst» (1707) and G. Taubert «Rechtschaffener Tantzmeister, or the Gründliche Erklärung der fratzösischen Tantz-Kunst» (1717) on the formation of the theoretical foundations of dance teaching at the beginning of the eighteenth century in Germany. The methodology of the study consists of the principles of objectivity, historicism, multifactor, systemicity, complexity and pluralism; and to achieve the goal methods used: problem-chronological, concrete-historical, statistical, descriptive, logical-analytical. Scientific novelty. In the context of art studies study of the formation of theoretical basics of dance teaching in Germany at the beginning of the eighteenth century, the rare sources of European dance-masters - the treatises of J. Pasha, G. Taubert, S. Beer and J. Weaver - were reviewed and analyzed; the representation of contemporary dance choreographers about the theory of dance was determined and the aesthetic, theoretical and practical bases of ballroom, social and theater dance were analyzed; categories of Ausserliche Sitten-Lehre or visible ethics are considered, as well as substantiated the differences between the theory and practice and their interconnections; It was revealed that the theory of poetic dance is connected with practical questions of dancer's abilities and abilities, combination of steps, cadences, figures, etc. Conclusions. As a result of the art analysis of German rare sources of the 1700-1720's, it was determined that: dance theory based on aesthetics was formed and developed by dance master G. Taubert (1717), which, based on the generalization and comprehension of concepts and some aspects posed by J. Pasch, S. Beer and J. Weiver proposed a consistent theory of dance by studying the development trends and aesthetic values of dance art in the context of domination in Europe at the beginning of the eighteenth century French choreography.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 40
  • Page Range: 301-311
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Ukrainian