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Queer History of the Ballet

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ISBN-10: 0415972809

ISBN-13: 9780415972802

Edition: 2006

Authors: Peter Stoneley

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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;…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.50" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.616

List of illustrations
Components: spaces, bodies, movement
Nuns and fairies
Queer modernity
New York and the 'closed shop'
The prima and her fans
Dance of the sailors
Conclusion: Traces