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.

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: ...

Queer Dance

Author: Clare Croft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199377332

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?

Ballet Class

Children's Literature Association Quarterly 29 (Fall 2004): 172–206. Stoneley,
Peter. A Queer History of the Ballet (London: Routledge, 2007). Sussman, Leila. “
Anatomy of the Dance Company Boom, 1958–1980.” Dance Research Journal
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Ballet Class

Author: Melissa R. Klapper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019090870X

Page: 352

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Surveying the state of American ballet in a 1913 issue of McClure's Magazine, author Willa Cather reported that few girls expressed any interest in taking ballet class and that those who did were hard-pressed to find anything other than dingy studios and imperious teachers. One hundred years later, ballet is everywhere. There are ballet companies large and small across the United States; ballet is commonly featured in film, television, literature, and on social media; professional ballet dancers are spokespeople for all kinds of products; nail polish companies market colors like "Ballet Slippers" and "Prima Ballerina;" and, most importantly, millions of American children have taken ballet class. Beginning with the arrival of Russian dancers like Anna Pavlova, who first toured the United States on the eve of World War I, Ballet Class: An American History explores the growth of ballet from an ancillary part of nineteenth-century musical theater, opera, and vaudeville to the quintessential extracurricular activity it is today, pursued by countless children nationwide and an integral part of twentieth-century American childhood across borders of gender, class, race, and sexuality. A social history, Ballet Class takes a new approach to the very popular subject of ballet and helps ground an art form often perceived to be elite in the experiences of regular, everyday people who spent time in barre-lined studios across the United States. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, including children's books, memoirs by professional dancers and choreographers, pedagogy manuals, and dance periodicals, in addition to archival collections and oral histories, this pathbreaking study provides a deeply-researched national perspective on the history and significance of recreational ballet class in the United States and its influence on many facets of children's lives, including gender norms, consumerism, body image, children's literature, extracurricular activities, and popular culture.

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 ...

Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

Author: Patrizia Gentile

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442663162

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.

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 .

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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

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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.

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 ...

The Queer Afterlife of Vaslav Nijinsky

Author: Kevin Kopelson

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729499

Page: 224

View: 950

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.

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

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Page: 328

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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: 146

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.

The Bodies of Others

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

The Bodies of Others

Author: Selby Wynn Schwartz

Publisher: Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Qu

ISBN: 0472054090

Page: 300

View: 820

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

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.

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

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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.

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:

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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.

The history of Samuel Titmarsh etc

Baroski writes ballet music ; Thrum , on the contrary , says “ he cannot but
deplore the dangerous fascinations of the dance , ” and writes more for Exeter
Hall and ... a queer twisted receptacle for worn - out knives with green handles .
Under the ...

The history of Samuel Titmarsh  etc

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

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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 ...

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