The Interval Between…The Space Between…: Concepts of Time and Space in Asian Art and Performance

Stock, Cheryl F. (2005) The Interval Between…The Space Between…: Concepts of Time and Space in Asian Art and Performance. In Sarkar Munsi, Urmimala (Ed.) Time and Space in Asian context: Contemporary Dance in Asia. World Dance Alliance, pp. 17-38.


Whilst time and space are common to all human experience, our perceptions of time and space are shaped by our world views and philosophies. Definitions of time normally differentiate between abstract and concrete concepts. Space, like time, can be viewed from many perspectives. Whilst all of us experience time and space through bodily sensations, it is the art form of dance that lays claim to a particular and intense relationship between these elements. Whilst dance definitions are always hotly contested, few would argue that in its most elemental sense dance consists of the body moving through time and space. Notions of metaphysical and cosmic time and space are commonly found throughout the world, particularly in major Asian philosophical and religious traditions.

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Keywords: Dance, India, Dance, Asia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Dance (190403)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 World Dance Alliance
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:34

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