HomeIDEYA: Journal of Humanitiesvol. 1 no. 1 (1999)

Why Can't Philosophers Dance?

Leni Dlr Garcia-castro

Discipline: Philosophy



Philosophers, both past and present, have written voluminous work on aesthetics or the philosophy of art. However, amidst very apt examples given to exemplify the various frameworks from which one can look at art either as an artist or as a spectator, we hardly see any that focuses on dance. Surely dance has been considered as one form of visual art and dancers have not failed to contribute to the subject their own ideas and experiences of dance. But nothing really substantial has been said about dancing. At least, not as substantial as those poured over other art genres, especially painting and music.