THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON MAXINE SHEETS MILWAUKEE PRESS AND 1966

THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF

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FOREWORD Dance is movement, and its opposite, in time and space. It is this continuously changing fact that gives its structure-its permanence in fluidity-and provides a fascination that impels a good many people to be concerned with it: choreographers, performers, teachers, and spectators. It is its own necessity, not so much as a representation of the moving world, rather as a part of it, with inherent springs. Mrs. Sheets has chosen here to involve herself with just that aspect of the art that makes up its life and primal force-its moving phenomena-and that, in turn, allows us to have a look into the constant energies. In a time when many of the college and university dance departments over the United States are dealing with the possibility of including a more direct professional training, Mrs. Sheets'

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