This seems to be the most basic type of aesthetic experience that I noticed in my research. Young children – the Kindergarteners – were all able to watch and focus their attention on a number of different arts events. These included plays, puppet shows, but also choir and dance performances. Quite simply, they sat and watched. They were, I assume, attending to “what happens next”. They were curious and wanted to see either the narrative of the story unfold, or the dance/choir performance come to its completion.
The word “mythic” really refers to story, and this type of response I suggest is just attending to the “story” of an arts event. It shows a level of engagement with the arts experience.