If the audience want to dance, why don’t they? (PDF)
Valentijn Visch, Alessia Cadamuro
Art offers experiences. Often this artistic experience involves emotions. For instance, watching the Guernica may upset you, Rothko’s chapel may calm you, or the Mona Lisa can make you feel socially attached. However, these paintings do not only elicit an emotion but makes you think as well. For instance about love, being or war Artistic experiences thus contain emotions as well as thoughts. The following paper will investigate the potential of bodily experiences to the art experience by motivating a dance performance audience to participate in a performance.