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Exotica and Ethereality: The Solo Art of Maud Allan

Julie Malnig

in On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813040257
eISBN:
9780813043869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maud Allan spanned the social dichotomy between purity, chastity, and otherworldliness opposed to sexual provocation of her era, the twilight of the Victorian Era. Her achievement was gained despite ... More


The Vision

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter continues the discussion of the career of dancer Maud Allan. In 1900, Maud turned to dancing as a means to gain attention, respect, and money, engaging in the new, emerging form of dance ... More


Sisters of Salome

Toni Bentley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth, a short-lived but extraordinary cultural phenomenon spread throughout Europe and the United States—“Salomania.” The term was coined when biblical ... More


‘Unlocatable Bodies’: Modernist Veiled Dancers from Loïe Fuller to Maud Allan

Megan Girdwood

in Modernism and the Choreographic Imagination: Salome's Dance after 1890

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474481625
eISBN:
9781399501958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474481625.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This opening chapter considers Loïe Fuller’s veiled dance performances in the 1890s as formative touchstones for Salome’s later modernist appeal. Drawing on Stéphane Mallarmé’s influential notion of ... More


The Crime

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the life and career of Canadian dancer Maud Allan. Maud's career as the “Salome Dancer” presents the tale of a woman escaping herself, her past, and her family. As the Judean ... More


The Trial

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the story behind the libel suit of Maud Allan and its disastrous impact on her reputation and career. In January 1918, the right-wing weekly broadsheet, the Imperialist, ... More


Introduction

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

in La Meri and Her Life in Dance: Performing the World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066097
eISBN:
9780813058320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066097.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As a historical context for La Meri’s work, this is a short discussion of Western cultural borrowings and fusions from the Renaissance to the 20th century. After considering the early developments, ... More


Introduction: Colette's Breast

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter first describes the author's inspiration for writing this book, namely the image of French novelist Sidonie Gabrielle Colette's left breast, which symbolized something that ... More


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