What advantage would these puppets have over living dancers?• no affectation [Ziererei]• not elsewhere than at the center of gravity.
What advantage would these puppets have over living dancers?• not subject to the law of gravity.• know nothing of the inertia of matter;• the force which lifts them into the air is greater than that which binds them to earth.
Two pointsCenter of gravity Pivotal point
Natural Twice• Since the natural force of gravitation makes the body fall,• therefore the body has formed the natural anti-gravitational attitude – to resist such fall.
“Body on the Tray” phenomenon• Because we are used to perform downward movement in this natural manner – against the fall –• thus we as if keep our bodies safely on the tray moving downward.
The Fallen-ness (Verfallen) in Heidegger• It takes the gravity in cosmic, metaphysical, or/and metaphorical sense• We fall into the midst of the world away from our authentic being• It also implies rush in time (ruinant(e), Ruinanz, ‘falling, fall, into ruin’, from the Latin ruere , ‘to fall down, rush’).
Quiz Differentiate Center of gravity: Pivotal point:• a point where the • a point on which gravitational weight of a something turns or body acts as if it were hangs. concentrated. Center of mass: Geometric center:• the average location of • a point in the middle of the mass distribution. the figure. Click the Quiz button on iSpring Pro toolbar to edit your quiz
Reading Heinrich von Kleist. Puppet theatre.In What is Dance. Ed. by Roger Copeland andMarshall Cohen, Oxford University Press, 1983. P.178-184.