A Queer History of the Ballet

Also including a consideration of how ballet’s queer tradition has been memorialized by such contemporary dance-makers as Neumeier, Bausch, Bourne, and Preljocaj, this is an essential book in the study of ballet and queer history.

A Queer History of the Ballet

Author: Peter Stoneley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135872430

Page: 224

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Designed for students, scholars and general readers with an interest in dance and queer history, A Queer History of the Ballet focuses on how, as makers and as audiences, queer men and women have helped to develop many of the texts, images, and legends of ballet. Presenting a series of historical case studies, the book explores the ways in which, from the nineteenth century into the twentieth, ballet has been a means of conjuring homosexuality – of enabling some degree of expression and visibility for people who were otherwise declared illegal and obscene. Studies include: the perverse sororities of the Romantic ballet the fairy in folklore, literature, and ballet Tchaikovsky and the making of Swan Lake Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and the emergence of queer modernity the formation of ballet in America the queer uses of the prima ballerina Genet’s writings for and about ballet. Also including a consideration of how ballet’s queer tradition has been memorialized by such contemporary dance-makers as Neumeier, Bausch, Bourne, and Preljocaj, this is an essential book in the study of ballet and queer history.

Lgbt Encyclopedia of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History in America Actors to gyms

The Myth of the Modern Homosexual : Queer History and the Search for Cultural
Unity . ... choreography has sometimes been compared to the aesthetic of ballet ,
the task - oriented , perfunctory quality that can be observed in his work negates ...

Lgbt  Encyclopedia of Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender History in America  Actors to gyms

Author: Marc Stein

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780684312620

Page: 487

View: 857

Online version of the 3-vol. work published by Gale providing a comprehensive survey of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States.

Contemporary Dance and Dance Studies Temporality as a Concept in Queer and Crip Theory

Dance Studies as a Reaction against Dance History The historical changes of
Ballet are apparent to dance scholars: From the 15. to the 17. century, the Ballet
de court was a way for french nobility to communicate with no clear distinction ...

Contemporary Dance and Dance Studies  Temporality as a Concept in Queer and Crip Theory

Author: Carolin Will

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3346250563

Page: 5

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Essay from the year 2020 in the subject Philosophy - Practical (Ethics, Aesthetics, Culture, Nature, Right, ...), grade: 15, Leuven Catholic University, language: English, abstract: This paper answers two questions about contemporary dance and its relation to the body and mind. Dance studies emerged in the 1980s as a reaction against dance history. Many scholars critically questioned the ‘master narrative’ of Modernism that is often advanced in dance history. The essay "The Ballerina’s Phallic Pointe" by Susan Leigh Foster can be seen as a good example of this critique. How does Foster react against the dominant conceptualization of contemporary ballet? Secondly the essay answers the question, why temporality is an important concept in both queer and crip theory. It explains both theories and their differences. Furthermore, it answers the question, whether crip temporality can be an interesting concept to analyse disability dance. To illustrate results the essay analyses Daniel Linehan's "Body of Work" in relation to crip time.

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Lgbt  Encyclopedia of Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender History in America  H D  to queer theory

Author: Marc Stein

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780684312637

Page: 487

View: 291

Online version of the 3-vol. work published by Gale providing a comprehensive survey of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States.

A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900 1950

Looking at issues of race, language, cosmopolitanism, book production, and gender, this volume introduces the contextual information and strategic knowledge that students can use to formulate their own readings of classic American fiction.

A Concise Companion to American Fiction  1900   1950

Author: Peter Stoneley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470693290

Page: 328

View: 686

An authoritative guide to American literature, this Companion examines the experimental forms, socio-cultural changes, literary movements, and major authors of the early 20th century. This Companion provides authoritative and wide-ranging guidance on early twentieth-century American fiction. Considers commonly studied authors such as Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway, alongside key texts of the period by Richard Wright, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Anzia Yezierska Examines how the works of these diverse writers have been interpreted in their own day and how current readings have expanded our understanding of their cultural and literary significance Covers a broad range of topics, including the First and Second World Wars, literary language differences, author celebrity, the urban landscape, modernism, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, regionalism, and African-American fiction Gives students the contextual information necessary for formulating their own critiques of classic American fiction

A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900 1950

His books include Consumerism and American Girls ' Literature , 1860-1940 (
Cambridge University Press , 2003 ) , and A Queer History of the Ballet (
Routledge , 2006 ) . Michael Szalay is the author of New Deal Modernism :
American ...

A Concise Companion to American Fiction  1900   1950

Author: Peter Stoneley

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN:

Page: 308

View: 828

This Concise Companion offers an authoritative overview of American fiction from 1900–1950, focusing on the literature that developed out of the social, cultural, and political changes which occurred in the first part of the twentieth century. With careful reference to key authors and their works, newly commissioned chapters examine the period’s formative events, such as the Depression and the two world wars, and their representation in literature. In addition, essays also analyze the multiple and paradoxical self-descriptions that have been taken to define modernism, such as the “rise of proletarian literature” and the “high modernist” novel. Looking at issues of race, language, cosmopolitanism, book production, and gender, this volume introduces the contextual information and strategic knowledge that students can use to formulate their own readings of classic American fiction. Authors such as William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway, who have defined our understanding of modernism for so long, are reread in relation to key texts of the period by Richard Wright, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Anzia Yezierska. This Concise Companion examines the original context of these authors’ works and looks at its current reception to uncover how twentieth-century literature is being reinterpreted in the new millennium.

Choice

Those interested in the history and sexual politics of dance will find that this
fascinating book , with its detailed index and illustrations , dialogues well with
Peter Stoneley ' s A Queer History of the Ballet ( CH , Oct ' 07 , 45 - 0789 ) and
Stavros ...

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Horizontal together

Horizontal together tells the story of 1960s art and queer culture in New York through the overlapping circles of Andy Warhol, underground filmmaker Jack Smith and experimental dance star Fred Herko.

Horizontal together

Author: Paisid Aramphongphan

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1526148420

Page: 208

View: 620

Horizontal together tells the story of 1960s art and queer culture in New York through the overlapping circles of Andy Warhol, underground filmmaker Jack Smith and experimental dance star Fred Herko. Taking a pioneering approach to this intersecting cultural milieu, the book uses a unique methodology that draws on queer theory, dance studies and the analysis of movement, deportment and gesture to look anew at familiar artists and artworks, but also to bring to light queer artistic figures’ key cultural contributions to the 1960s New York art world. Illustrated with rarely published images and written in clear and fluid prose, Horizontal together will appeal to specialists and general readers interested in the study of modern and contemporary art, dance and queer history.

Choreography Narrative

Ballet's Staging of Story and Desire Susan Leigh Foster ... Along with his
untamable modernism , Nijinsky ' s swerving sexuality haunted the stage at the
end of Petrouchka like a queer male " wili . ... Where the eighteenth - century
choreographers who aspired to found a genre located an origin for the action
ballet in ancient ...

Choreography   Narrative

Author: Susan Leigh Foster

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 371

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The site for this historical inquiry is Paris, home to the most popular and lavish dance productions of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The ballet is analyzed in terms of the training procedures for dancers, the aesthetic goals and responsibilities of choreographers, the institutional frameworks that promote productions, and the expectations and pleasures of dance viewers.

A History of Russian Ballet

From Its Origins to the Present Day Serge Lifar. I gave full due to the fanciful
production , the sumptuous décor , the transformation scenes ; I realized the full
possibilities that lay in the wealth of material , made up of some two hundred
dancers ...

A History of Russian Ballet

Author: Serge Lifar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 328

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The Bodies of Others

The Bodies of Others explores the politics of gender in motion. From drag ballerinas to faux queens, and from butoh divas to the club mothers of modern dance, the book delves into four decades of drag dances on American stages.

The Bodies of Others

Author: Selby Wynn Schwartz

Publisher: Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Qu

ISBN: 9780472074099

Page: 288

View: 759

The first book-length exploration of drag dance in the U.S.

Rethinking Dance History

Encompassing ballet, South Asian, modern dance forms and much more, this book provides exciting new research on topics as diverse as: *the Victorian music hall *film musicals and popular music videos *the impact of Neoclassical fashion on ...

Rethinking Dance History

Author: Alexandra Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136485007

Page: 208

View: 720

By taking a fresh approach to the study of history in general, Alexandra Carter's Rethinking Dance History offers new perspectives on important periods in dance history and seeks to address some of the gaps and silences left within that history. Encompassing ballet, South Asian, modern dance forms and much more, this book provides exciting new research on topics as diverse as: *the Victorian music hall *film musicals and popular music videos *the impact of Neoclassical fashion on ballet *women's influence on early modern dance *methods of dance reconstruction. Featuring work by some of the major voices in dance writing and discourse, this unique anthology will prove invaluable for both scholars and practitioners, and a source of interest for anyone who is fascinated by dance's rich and multi-layered history.

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Dancing Desires

More provocatively , should we ask , given the large presence of gay males in the
professional dance world ( as dancers , choreographers , critics ) if in fact modern
dance and ballet in the United States is a gay history ? Imagine if , following ...

Dancing Desires

Author: Jane Desmond

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 475

View: 575

What happens to the writing of dance history when issues of sexuality and sexual identity are made central? What happens to queer theory, and to other theoretical constructs of gender and sexuality, when a dancing body takes center stage? Dancing Desires asks these questions, exploring the relationship between dancing bodies and sexual identity on the concert stage, in nightclubs, in film, in the courts, and on the streets. From Nijinsky's balletic prowess to Charlie Chaplin's lightfooted "Little Tramp," from lesbian go-go dancers to the swans of Swan Lake, from the postmodern works of Bill T. Jones to the dangers of same-sex social dancing at Disneyland and the ecstatic Mardi Gras dance parties of Sydney, Australia, this book tracks the intersections of dance and human sexuality in the twentieth century as the definition of each has shifted and expanded. The contributors come from a number of fields (literature, history, theater, dance, film studies, legal studies, critical race studies) and employ methodologies ranging from textual analysis and film theory to ethnography. By embracing dance, and bodily movement more generally, as a crucial focus for investigation, together they initiate a new agenda for tracking the historical kinesthetics of sexuality.

A Gay History of Britain

While the GIS were around I lived almost every moment that I spent out of doors
in a state of exhilaration.30 Queer ' scenes ... at Covent Garden [ opera house ) ,
at the Alhambra ( theatre in Leicester Square ) , wherever ( the ballet dancer ] ...

A Gay History of Britain

Author: Matt Cook

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Page: 256

View: 490

The first narrative history of its kind since 1970, A Gay History of Britain tells the extraordinary history of male-male sex and love in Britain, in all its diversity, from the Middle Ages to the present.