Spinning the Unity of Life

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Between Dancing and Writing

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224036
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236916 | DOI:
Spinning the Unity of               Life

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This chapter focuses on the first of five “structural relations” or conceptual nets van der Leeuw employs in order to capture coincidences of religion and dance. Here, dance appears as religion in so far as dance appears to enact the “unity of life.” The discussion explores the numerous paradoxes or rhythms nested in this claim along two axes: dance as body and dance as culture.

Keywords: structural relations; van der Leeuw; body; dance; culture

Chapter.  10581 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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