A Queer History of the Ballet

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.

Author: Peter Stoneley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135872434

Category: Performing Arts

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Queer Dance

Queer Dance

14. 15. 16. 17. addresses both points in A Queer History of the Ballet (New York:
Routledge, 2007), 93–124, while art historian Jonathan Weinberg focuses solely
on the visual connections between the painting and ballet in Speaking for Vice: ...

Author: Clare Croft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199377336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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If we imagine multiple ways of being together, how might that shift choreographic practices and help us imagine ways groups assemble in more varied ways than just pairing another man with another woman? How might dancing queerly ask us to imagine futures through something other than heterosexuality and reproduction? How does challenging gender binaries always mean thinking about race, thinking about the postcolonial, about ableism? What are the arbitrary rules structuring dance in all its arenas, whether concert and social or commercial and competition, and how do we see those invisible structures and work to disrupt them? Queer Dance brings together artists and scholars in a multi-platformed project-book, accompanying website, and live performance series to ask, "How does dancing queerly progressively challenge us?" The artists and scholars whose writing appears in the book and whose performances and filmed interviews appear online stage a range of genders and sexualities that challenge and destabilize social norms. Engaging with dance making, dance scholarship, queer studies, and other fields, Queer Dance asks how identities, communities, and artmaking and scholarly practices might consider what queer work the body does and can do. There is great power in claiming queerness in the press of bodies touching or in the exceeding of the body best measured in sweat and exhaustion. How does queerness exist in the realm of affect and touch, and what then might we explore about queerness through these pleasurable and complex bodily ways of knowing?
Categories: Performing Arts

Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

A Queer History of the Ballet. London: Routledge, 2007. Strange, Carolyn.
Toronto 's Girl Problem: The Perils and Pleasures of the City, 1880— 1930.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995. Strange, Carolyn. “The UndercurrenB
of Penal ...

Author: Patrizia Gentile

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442663169

Category: History

Page: 448

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From fur coats to nude paintings, and from sports to beauty contests, the body has been central to the literal and figurative fashioning of ourselves as individuals and as a nation. In this first collection on the history of the body in Canada, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the multiple ways the body has served as a site of contestation in Canadian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Showcasing a variety of methodological approaches, Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History includes essays on many themes that engage with the larger historical relationship between the body and nation: medicine and health, fashion and consumer culture, citizenship and work, and more. The contributors reflect on the intersections of bodies with the concept of nationhood, as well as how understandings of the body are historically contingent. The volume is capped off with a critical introductory chapter by the editors on the history of bodies and the development of the body as a category of analysis.
Categories: History

Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy

Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy

1996. History : What and Why ? Ancient , Modern and Postmodern Perspectives .
London : Routledge . 1981. Dance in Its Time . New York : Anchor . Stoneley ,
Peter . 2007. A Queer History of the Ballet . London : Routledge . Tosh , John .

Author: Congress on Research in Dance. Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133378898

Category: Dance

Page: 361

View: 409

Categories: Dance

A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900 1950

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 ...

Author: Peter Stoneley

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015074262604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 714

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

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

A sensuous experiment that married ballet to rock music , the work attracted
national attention to Joffrey's youthful vitality and creative outlook . ...
encyclopedia of lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender history in america 99
Joffrey , Robert.

Author: Marc Stein

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 0684312638

Category: Bisexuals

Page: 487

View: 199

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.
Categories: Bisexuals

Choice

Choice

The most famous of the all ballet films is , of course , Michael Powell and Emeric
Pressburger ' s The Red Shoes ( 1948 ) , but McLean ... and the present
outrageous , gay - themed offering ( which plays with the star ' s " tormented ”
inner queer ) is more exposé than biography . ... In sum , this rich theatrical
history illuminates Stanislavski ' s revolutionary realist approach to production
and performance and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079680503

Category: Academic libraries

Page:

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Categories: Academic libraries

The Queer Afterlife of Vaslav Nijinsky

The Queer Afterlife of Vaslav Nijinsky

This is three books in one: an impressionistic account (based on the aestheticism of Walter Pater) of the dancer's homoerotic career, a deconstructive analysis of his gay male reception (drawn from the semiotics of Roland Barthes), and an ...

Author: Kevin Kopelson

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804729492

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 704

This is three books in one: an impressionistic account (based on the aestheticism of Walter Pater) of the dancer's homoerotic career, a deconstructive analysis of his gay male reception (drawn from the semiotics of Roland Barthes), and an exploration of the limitations of that analysis.
Categories: Performing Arts

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129062332

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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Categories: Bibliographical literature

A History of Russian Ballet

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 ...

Author: Serge Lifar

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0087460523

Category: Ballet

Page: 328

View: 150

Categories: Ballet

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

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 ...

Author: Marc Stein

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 068431262X

Category: Bisexuals

Page: 487

View: 101

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.
Categories: Bisexuals

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music Dance Musical Theater

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music  Dance    Musical Theater

Author: Claude J. Summers

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114261634

Category: Music

Page: 303

View: 128

This unique encyclopedia showcases the contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people to music, dance, and musical theater.
Categories: Music

My Desire for History

My Desire for History

Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History Allan Bérubé ... costume and set
designers, dressmakers, antique dealers, florists, window dressers, hotel desk
clerks, Catholic priests, ballet dancers, hairdressers, beauticians, word
processors, ...

Author: Allan Bérubé

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807877982

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 658

This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. Best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning book Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II (1990), Berube also wrote extensively on the history of sexual politics in San Francisco and on the relationship between sexuality, class, and race. John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who were close colleagues and friends of Berube, have selected sixteen of his most important essays, including hard-to-access articles and unpublished writing. The book provides a retrospective on Berube's life and work while it documents the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Taken together, the essays attest to the power of history to mobilize individuals and communities to create social change.
Categories: Social Science

Ballet Then and Now

Ballet Then and Now

A History of the Ballet in Europe Deryck Lynham ... impatiently awaited : they
appeared dressed in white satin basquines , trimmed and spangled with silver ,
roses in their hair , the big beaded comb , all the gay finery worn by Dolores
Serral .

Author: Deryck Lynham

Publisher: [London] : Sylvan Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036846819

Category: Ballet

Page: 214

View: 151

Categories: Ballet

The Bodies of Others

The Bodies of Others

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

Author: Selby Wynn Schwartz

Publisher: Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Qu

ISBN: 9780472054091

Category: Drama

Page: 300

View: 665

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

Rethinking Dance History

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 ...

Author: Alexandra Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136485008

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 593

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Queer Images

Queer Images

A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America Benshoff, Griffin. cious and
innovative ... 2 As the film's opening number (a Busby Berkeley—inspired water
ballet) suggests, we know the world through the stories we tell, “just like
Scheherazade.

Author: Benshoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742568570

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 317

Queer Images chronicles representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer sexualities over one hundred years of American film. The most up-to-date and comprehensive book of its kind, it explores the ever-changing images of queer characters onscreen as well as the work of queer filmmakers and the cultural histories of queer audiences--from the works of discreetly homosexual filmmakers during Hollywood''s Golden Age and classical Hollywood''s attempt to purge sex perversion from films, to queer exploitation and physique films, cinematic responses to AIDS, and how contemporary Hollywood deals with queer issues. An essential volume for film buffs and anyone interested in sexuality and culture. Visit our website for sample chapter!
Categories: Performing Arts

Choreography Narrative

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 ...

Author: Susan Leigh Foster

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036041674

Category: Music

Page: 371

View: 966

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.
Categories: Music

Proceedings Society of Dance History Scholars

Proceedings Society of Dance History Scholars

Interpreting Jean Börlin ' s Dervishes : masculine subjectivity and the queer male
dancing body . ... medical ideas about homosexuality and early twentieth -
century avant - garde performance practices as these occur in the ballet
Dervishes .

Author: Society of Dance History Scholars (U.S.). Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014841214

Category: Dance

Page: 325

View: 849

Categories: Dance