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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


Negotiating Pressures in Terms of Gender: Male Dancers and Female Style Dance

Christina Sunardi

in Stunning Males and Powerful Females: Gender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038952
eISBN:
9780252096914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038952.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter explores some of the ways in which male dancers who performed female style dance (or had performed female style dance prior to the author's fieldwork) have been pushing at dominant ... 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


On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon

Claudia Gitelman and Barbara Palfy (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813040257
eISBN:
9780813043869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040257.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Soloists ignited the modern dance movement and have continued to renew it. These self-fashioned artists represent the individuality inherent in modernism—the arts movement that arose in the late ... More


Rudolf Laban’s Dance Film Projects

Susanne Franco

in New German Dance Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036767
eISBN:
9780252093869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036767.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Rudolf Laban was one of the leaders of Ausdruckstanz, and he has been studied as a thoughtful writer and theoretician, a talented choreographer, an inspired teacher, and a tireless organizer of ... More


Legends and Lessons: Laura and Loipa

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

The author interviews Loipa Araujó and Laura Alonso to learn about the current application of Fernando Alonso’s method. She reports their comments back to him, and he elaborates on their remarks.


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