An Exploration of Aesthetic Experience in Chinese Classical Dance — A Case Study of the Artistic Creation of “In Praise of Golden Age”

Wen-Ting Fang, Ya-Juan Gao, Po-Hsien Lin, Rungtai Lin

Abstract


This study probes into the artistic creation process of artists and aesthetic experience process of the audience from the perspectives of communication mode of artworks and aesthetic level of dance performance arts. Taking “In Praise of Golden Age”, the annual public performance of Daguan Dance Troupe of National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) as the object of research, the study explores how dance performance arts convey the essence of beauty to the audience and achieve a pleasant aesthetic experience. Two basic conclusions are drawn in this study. Firstly, the artists encode based on the audience and create artworks at three levels, namely, technical level, semantic level and effectiveness level. Secondly, the audiences decode based on aesthetic experience. In the beauty of image, decorative beauty originates from the refining of appearance, the beauty of rhythm originates from the combination of elements, and the beauty of novelty originates from creative ideation. The beauty of impression comprises two elements, namely, scenes and emotions. Impression originates from the scenes, while notions develop from emotions. Their body and movements create the scenes, while the space and sound are connected with emotions. The beauty of impression is presented through the breeding of “culture”, law of “Tao” and life connection of “poetic rhythm”.


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Aesthetic Experience, Dance Performance, Artistic Creation

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