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Prologue: Inaugurating Gestures—Le Sacre du printemps

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The Prologue investigates The Rite of Spring in a triangular reading. It juxtaposes an analysis of Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography with two signature texts on the piece, which are also key documents ... More


Le Sacre du printemps in London: The Politics of Embodied Freedom in Early Modernist Dance and Suffragette Protest

Ramsay Burt

in Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660865
eISBN:
9780191757761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660865.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The first English performance by Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes of Le Sacre du Printemps on 11 July 1913 took place a few weeks after one of the grimmest events in the militant suffrage campaign. On 4 ... More


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