Queer History of the Ballet
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A Queer History of the Balletis the first book-length study of ballet's queerness. It theorizes the queer potential of the ballet look, and provides historical analyses of queer artists and spectatorships. It demonstrates that ballet was a crucial means of coming to visibility, of evolving and articulating a queer consciousness in periods when it was dangerous and illegal to be homosexual. It also shows that ballet continues to be a key element of the dance cultures through which queerness is explored. The book moves from the 19th century through the post-modern era, bringing together an important array of creative figures and movements, including Romantic ballet; Tchaikovsky; Diaghilev;…
Copyright year: 2006
Publication date: 1/5/2007
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.50" long x 0.51" tall
|List of illustrations|
|Components: spaces, bodies, movement|
|Nuns and fairies|
|New York and the 'closed shop'|
|The prima and her fans|
|Dance of the sailors|