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Native Motion and Imperial Emotion: Male Performers of the “Orient” and the Politics of the Imperial Gaze

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.011
Subject:
Music, Dance

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni challenges the Orientalist notion that belly dance was historically a female performance genre through an investigation of the 19th‐century male dancers of Cairo. Analysis ... More


The Dancers’ Experience

Karen Eliot

in Albion's Dance: British Ballet during the Second World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199347629
eISBN:
9780199347643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347629.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ballet companies were created to cater to the public need for morale-boosting entertainment. The expanded performing opportunities allowed women to continue dancing and to avoid being called up for ... More


At Home and at Work

Nadine Meisner

in Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190659295
eISBN:
9780190659325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659295.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

After a description of Petipa’s home life and six children with his new partner, Liubov Savitskaya, chapter 7 continues the previous chapter’s subject of Petipa’s aesthetic. It examines his working ... More


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