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

Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy

Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy

1969–1970 . “ An Anthropologist Looks at Ballet as a Form of Ethnic Dance . ” In
Impulse : Annual ... Dance : A Short History of Classic Theatrical Dancing . New
York : G. P. Putnam's Sons . ... A Queer History of the Ballet . London : Routledge
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Author: Congress on Research in Dance. Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133378898

Category: Dance

Page: 361

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Categories: Dance

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

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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

Choice

Choice

The most famous of the all ballet films is , of course , Michael Powell and Emeric
Pressburger ' s The Red Shoes ... The coverage is wide ranging and the structure
roughly chronological : as one moves into the 1950s , ballet becomes a sort of
historical artifact , almost a ... the present outrageous , gay - themed offering (
which plays with the star ' s " tormented ” inner queer ) is more exposé than
biography .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079680503

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

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: 796

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: 300

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

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

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 ...

Author: Carolin Will

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346250568

Category: Philosophy

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.
Categories: Philosophy

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: 505

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

Dancing Desires

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 ...

Author: Jane Desmond

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110353682

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 475

View: 117

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900 1950

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.

Author: Peter Stoneley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470693292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 318

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
Categories: Literary Criticism

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: 462

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: 651

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

Journal of the History of Sexuality

Journal of the History of Sexuality

This collection of essays is an invaluable contribution to the history of sexuality ' s
kinesthetics . ... Classical ballet has always been ruled by men , and despite a
triumvirate of women acknowledged as the founders of modern dance ( Ruth St .
Denis , Loie ... males in the professional dance world ( as dancers ,
choreographers , critics ) , ” there is good reason to suggest that dance history “ is
a gay history ...

Author:

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113524503

Category: Electronic journals

Page: 356

View: 236

Categories: Electronic journals

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: 640

Categories: Dance

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: 454

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

A Gay History of Britain

A Gay History of Britain

at Covent Garden ( opera house ) , at the Alhambra ( theatre in Leicester Square
) , wherever ( the ballet dancer ] Dighileff had his seasons ' . ' Rouge and ... If you
wanted a piece of rough you ' d look round 150 A GAY HISTORY OF BRITAIN.

Author: Matt Cook

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UCSC:32106019095568

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 634

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.
Categories: History

GLQ

GLQ

A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. III . : Chicago Spectrum , 1996 ) ; Leslie
Feinberg , Transgender Warriors : Making History from Joan of Arc to RuPaul (
Boston : Beacon , 1996 ) ; Tiffany Elisabeth Jordan , “ Tiffany Elisabeth ' s Ballet ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113372762

Category: Gays

Page:

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Categories: Gays