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It's a puzzlement," sang Yul Brenner in "The King and I," as he tried to understand the differences between East and West.
Related dramatic puzzlements occur in each of these dances.
The esthetic does seem to involve (partly) intellectual puzzlements, contradiction and paradox received as pleasure rather than problems, together with somatic sensory pleasure--all bubbling up in the permissive space of the delay, during which theories of truth are held in abeyance.