The turn of the 19th century witnessed intensive interest in dance art in European culture. The paper is an analysis of dance motif in the works of Ukrainian writers, belonging to Lvov literary group 'Young Muse' (1906-1909). The authoress considers the subject in the context of aesthetically-philosophical values of Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Valéry as well as Friedrich Nietzsche. Presented 'Young Muse' writers' works, as a substantiation of dance art, are an attempt of translation of dancing language expression (gestures, body moves, steps, etc.) into a poetical language. The 'liberal dance' of I. Duncan is reflected in young muse writers' works as well. The authoress interprets the 'Young Muse' movement from the point of view of Arthur Schopenhauer's philosophy.
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