A Queer History of the Ballet

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.

Author: Peter Stoneley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135872434

Category: Performing Arts

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.
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Queer Dance

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: ...

Author: Clare Croft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199377336

Category: Performing Arts

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?
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Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

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 ...

Author: Patrizia Gentile

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442663169

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

The Queer Afterlife of Vaslav Nijinsky

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 ...

Author: Kevin Kopelson

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804729492

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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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.
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Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy

Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy

1996. History : What and Why ? Ancient , Modern and Postmodern Perspectives .
London : Routledge . 1981. Dance in Its Time . New York : Anchor . Stoneley ,
Peter . 2007. A Queer History of the Ballet . London : Routledge . Tosh , John .

Author: Congress on Research in Dance. Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133378898

Category: Dance

Page: 361

View: 759

Categories: Dance

Lgbt Encyclopedia of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History in America H D to queer theory

Lgbt  Encyclopedia of Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender History in America  H D  to queer theory

Queer Jews . New York : Routledge , 2002 . Shokeid , Moshe . A Gay Synagogue
in New York . New York : Columbia ... The Joffrey Ballet : Robert encyclopedia of
lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender history in america 99 Joffrey , Robert.

Author: Marc Stein

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 0684312638

Category: Bisexuals

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.
Categories: Bisexuals

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music Dance Musical Theater

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music  Dance    Musical Theater

Author: Claude J. Summers

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114261634

Category: Music

Page: 303

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This unique encyclopedia showcases the contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people to music, dance, and musical theater.
Categories: Music

Choice

Choice

A queer history of the ballet . Routledge , 2007 . 206p bibl index ISBN
0415972795 , $ 85 . 00 45 - 0791 BJ1408 2006 - 49668 MARC Crary , Alice .
Beyond moral judgement . Harvard , 2007 . 240p index ISBN 0674024575 , $ 39 .
95 ; ISBN ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123444304

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129062332

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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Categories: Bibliographical literature

A Gay History of Britain

A Gay History of Britain

at Covent Garden ( opera house ) , at the Alhambra ( theatre in Leicester Square
) , wherever ( the ballet dancer ] Dighileff had his seasons ' . ' Rouge and ... If you
wanted a piece of rough you ' d look round 150 A GAY HISTORY OF BRITAIN.

Author: Matt Cook

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UCSC:32106019095568

Category: History

Page: 256

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The first narrative history of its kind since 1970, A Gay History of Britain tells the extraordinary history of male-male sex and love in Britain, in all its diversity, from the Middle Ages to the present.
Categories: History

Rethinking Dance History

Rethinking Dance History

Encompassing ballet, South Asian, modern dance forms and much more, this book provides exciting new research on topics as diverse as: *the Victorian music hall *film musicals and popular music videos *the impact of Neoclassical fashion on ...

Author: Alexandra Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136485008

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 715

By taking a fresh approach to the study of history in general, Alexandra Carter's Rethinking Dance History offers new perspectives on important periods in dance history and seeks to address some of the gaps and silences left within that history. Encompassing ballet, South Asian, modern dance forms and much more, this book provides exciting new research on topics as diverse as: *the Victorian music hall *film musicals and popular music videos *the impact of Neoclassical fashion on ballet *women's influence on early modern dance *methods of dance reconstruction. Featuring work by some of the major voices in dance writing and discourse, this unique anthology will prove invaluable for both scholars and practitioners, and a source of interest for anyone who is fascinated by dance's rich and multi-layered history.
Categories: Performing Arts

Lgbt Encyclopedia of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History in America Actors to gyms

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 ...

Author: Marc Stein

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 068431262X

Category: Bisexuals

Page: 487

View: 839

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.
Categories: Bisexuals

The Bodies of Others

The Bodies of Others

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

Author: Selby Wynn Schwartz

Publisher: Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Qu

ISBN: 9780472054091

Category: Drama

Page: 300

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

Dancing Desires

Dancing Desires

More provocatively , should we ask , given the large presence of gay males in the
professional dance world ( as dancers , choreographers , critics ) if in fact modern
dance and ballet in the United States is a gay history ? Imagine if , following ...

Author: Jane Desmond

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110353682

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 475

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What happens to the writing of dance history when issues of sexuality and sexual identity are made central? What happens to queer theory, and to other theoretical constructs of gender and sexuality, when a dancing body takes center stage? Dancing Desires asks these questions, exploring the relationship between dancing bodies and sexual identity on the concert stage, in nightclubs, in film, in the courts, and on the streets. From Nijinsky's balletic prowess to Charlie Chaplin's lightfooted "Little Tramp," from lesbian go-go dancers to the swans of Swan Lake, from the postmodern works of Bill T. Jones to the dangers of same-sex social dancing at Disneyland and the ecstatic Mardi Gras dance parties of Sydney, Australia, this book tracks the intersections of dance and human sexuality in the twentieth century as the definition of each has shifted and expanded. The contributors come from a number of fields (literature, history, theater, dance, film studies, legal studies, critical race studies) and employ methodologies ranging from textual analysis and film theory to ethnography. By embracing dance, and bodily movement more generally, as a crucial focus for investigation, together they initiate a new agenda for tracking the historical kinesthetics of sexuality.
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My Desire for History

My Desire for History

Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History Allan Bérubé ... costume and set
designers, dressmakers, antique dealers, florists, window dressers, hotel desk
clerks, Catholic priests, ballet dancers, hairdressers, beauticians, word
processors, ...

Author: Allan Bérubé

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807877982

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. Best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning book Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II (1990), Berube also wrote extensively on the history of sexual politics in San Francisco and on the relationship between sexuality, class, and race. John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who were close colleagues and friends of Berube, have selected sixteen of his most important essays, including hard-to-access articles and unpublished writing. The book provides a retrospective on Berube's life and work while it documents the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Taken together, the essays attest to the power of history to mobilize individuals and communities to create social change.
Categories: Social Science

Journal of the History of Sexuality

Journal of the History of Sexuality

This collection of essays is an invaluable contribution to the history of sexuality ' s
kinesthetics . ... Classical ballet has always been ruled by men , and despite a
triumvirate of women acknowledged as the founders of modern dance ( Ruth St .
Denis , Loie ... males in the professional dance world ( as dancers ,
choreographers , critics ) , ” there is good reason to suggest that dance history “ is
a gay history ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113524503

Category: Electronic journals

Page: 356

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Categories: Electronic journals

Queer Images

Queer Images

A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America Benshoff, Griffin. cious and
innovative ... 2 As the film's opening number (a Busby Berkeley—inspired water
ballet) suggests, we know the world through the stories we tell, “just like
Scheherazade.

Author: Benshoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742568570

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Queer Images chronicles representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer sexualities over one hundred years of American film. The most up-to-date and comprehensive book of its kind, it explores the ever-changing images of queer characters onscreen as well as the work of queer filmmakers and the cultural histories of queer audiences--from the works of discreetly homosexual filmmakers during Hollywood''s Golden Age and classical Hollywood''s attempt to purge sex perversion from films, to queer exploitation and physique films, cinematic responses to AIDS, and how contemporary Hollywood deals with queer issues. An essential volume for film buffs and anyone interested in sexuality and culture. Visit our website for sample chapter!
Categories: Performing Arts

New Queer Cinema

New Queer Cinema

Brokeback goes further: it turns the text and subtext inside out, reading back the
history of the West through a queer lens. ... the star, Eric Emerson, made the
mistake of using a local hitching post as a ballet barre for his warm-up exercises.

Author: B. Ruby Rich

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822399698

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists. As a critic, curator, journalist, and scholar, Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC. She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid-1980s all the way to the present in essays and articles directed at a range of audiences, from readers of academic journals to popular glossies and weekly newspapers. She presents her insights into such NQC pioneers as Derek Jarman and Isaac Julien and investigates such celebrated films as Go Fish, Brokeback Mountain, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, and Milk. In addition to exploring less-known films and international cinemas (including Latin American and French films and videos), she documents the more recent incarnations of the NQC on screen, on the web, and in art galleries.
Categories: Performing Arts

GLQ

GLQ

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113372762

Category: Gays

Page:

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Categories: Gays

Queer Beirut

Queer Beirut

The importance of historical sites is, of course, a topic full of contestation and
divergent historical readings. ... His stocky, slightly hunchbacked physique was
rarely absent from ballet performances or concerts of Western classical music at ...

Author: Sofian Merabet

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292763173

Category: History

Page: 307

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Gender and sexual identity formation is an ongoing anthropological conversation in both Middle Eastern studies and urban studies, but the story of gay and lesbian identity in the Middle East is only just beginning to be told. Queer Beirut is the first ethnographic study of queer lives in the Arab Middle East. Drawing on anthropology, urban studies, gender studies, queer studies, and sociocultural theory, Sofian Merabet's compelling ethnography suggests a critical theory of gender and religious identity formations that will disrupt conventional anthropological premises about the contingent role that society and particular urban spaces have in facilitating the emergence of various subcultures within the city. From 1995 to 2014, Merabet made a series of ethnographic journeys to Lebanon, during which he interviewed numerous gay men in Beirut. Through their life stories, Merabet crafts moving ethnographic narratives and explores how Lebanese gays inhabit and perform their gender as they formulate their sense of identity. He also examines the notion of "queer space" in Beirut and the role that this city, its class and sectarian structure, its colonial history, and religion have played in these people's discovery and exploration of their sexualities. In using Beirut as a microcosm for the complexities of homosexual relationships in contemporary Lebanon, Queer Beirut provides a critical standpoint from which to deepen our understandings of gender rights and citizenship in the structuring of social inequality within the larger context of the Middle East.
Categories: History