While that may be so, strictly speaking, Nijinska sought to escape literalism and instead to express deeper choreographic truths through the movement of her ensembles and the dynamism of their body language.
The Cartesian represents stasis, lack of change, mechanistic logic, scientism, fundamentalism, literalism , ‘absolute truth’: a world with no potential for change.
In this context, the relevant principles are that words should be interpreted in the way in which a reasonable commercial person would construe them, and literalism should be resisted in the interpretative process.
In other words, the trap of language is not language but literalism .
Although I feel there needs to be more clarity and in some cases less literalism in approaching such political themes, it is definitely positive for artists to begin moving in this direction.
It was after the revivals of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century in Britain and America - revivals that led to such sects as the Methodists - that a more full-blooded literalism became a major part of the religious scene.
The desire to see the real places in which the fictional Pooh, Rat, Mole, Squirrel Nutkin, and Puck wandered could easily descend into a dreadful literalism .
What if we risked a dose of literalism and listened again to these sweet words and their implications?
Above it - the phone-photo's mate - is a photograph that, with varying degrees of literalism , illustrates the borrowed tale's theme.