By Peter Stoneley
Designed for college kids, students and basic readers with an curiosity in dance and queer historical past, A Queer background of the Ballet specializes in how, as makers and as audiences, queer women and men have helped to enhance some of the texts, pictures, and legends of ballet.
Presenting a sequence of historic case reviews, the ebook explores the ways that, from the 19th century into the 20th, ballet has been a way of conjuring homosexuality – of allowing a point of expression and visibility for those who have been another way declared unlawful and obscene.
- 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 makes use of of the prima ballerina
- Genet’s writings for and approximately ballet.
Also together with a attention of the way ballet’s queer culture has been memorialized by means of such modern dance-makers as Neumeier, Bausch, Bourne, and Preljocaj, this can be a necessary e-book within the examine of ballet and queer history.
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A Queer History of the Ballet by Peter Stoneley