Dance as a metaphor of a body-mind integrated education. Nietzsche, Jung and Nijinsky

Romano Madera

Abstract


Expression and recognition have a basis and a centre on which they can develop: the moving body. It would be enough to take the body as a measure for all things to instantly find our bearings again. What direction would the body suggest we consider with critical attention, based on the centre – hence on our hierarchy of actions, institutions and values – and on the limit – hence on the use of our vital force and of the planet’s? It would offer a value system and an evaluation method to choose the appropriate action. An elementary system, because elementary needs are the ones that should be satisfied to be able to pursue greater goals: nourishment, housing, physical and psychic care, safety, upbringing, education.Bodily matters reveal that their formative and cognitive importance is based on their being a potential measure for a new arrangement of our whole civilisation.


Keywords


dance; body-mind unity; philosophical life; education;Nietzsche; Jung; Nijinsky

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