By Peter Stoneley
Designed for college students, students and basic readers with an curiosity in dance and queer historical past, A Queer heritage of the Ballet makes a speciality of how, as makers and as audiences, queer women and men have helped to strengthen some of the texts, photographs, and legends of ballet.
Presenting a sequence of old case reports, the booklet explores the ways that, from the 19th century into the 20 th, ballet has been a method of conjuring homosexuality – of allowing a point of expression and visibility for those that 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 way of such modern dance-makers as Neumeier, Bausch, Bourne, and Preljocaj, this is often an important e-book within the research of ballet and queer history.
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A Queer History of the Ballet by Peter Stoneley