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Ronggeng and Desire

in Erotic Triangles: Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769585
eISBN:
9780226769608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769608.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the female singer-dancers—ronggeng—who are emblems of the dance events. While drumming for dance—especially in its ambiguity with regard to who leads and who follows—models ... 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


Beyond the Glamour: The Female Dancer

Julia A. Ericksen

in Dance With Me: Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722664
eISBN:
9780814722855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722664.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the issues faced by women learning to dance, when the desire for glamour—in the form of sexiness—supersedes the desire for dance. It considers the female ballroom dancers' shift ... More


Lola Montez and Spanish Dance in the 19th Century

Claudia Jeschke

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/9780252036767.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter narrates the career of Lola Montez (c. 1820–1861), a performer who trafficked in staging the Spanish dancer as a figure of otherness on the stages of nineteenth-century Europe. It ... More


Picturing Palucca at the Bauhaus

Susan Funkenstein

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/9780252036767.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Gret Palucca quickly ascended to dance stardom in the 1920s. Born in 1902, Palucca received her dance training at Mary Wigman's pioneering Dresden studio in the early 1920s and was among the first ... More


Dance-Text: Transformations of Choreography

Gabriele Brandstetter

in Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199916559
eISBN:
9780199370108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916559.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

In an overall dance-theatrical context, abstraction refers both to detaching oneself from a mimetic concept of theatrical performance, and to splitting up traditionally established complexes of ... More


Hanya Holm and an American Tanzgemeinschaft

Tresa Randall

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/9780252036767.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

Hanya Holm arrived in the United States in September 1931 to open the New York Wigman School, created under the patronage of impresario Sol Hurok. On the heels of Mary Wigman's first, highly ... More


Was bleibt? The Politics of East German Dance

Marion Kant

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/9780252036767.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines how dancers during the years immediately following World War II negotiated the terrain of divided Germany. It argues that the careers of Mary Wigman, Gret Palucca, Marianne ... More


Back Again? Valeska Gert’s Exiles

Kate Elswit

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/9780252036767.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter questions what exile means for an artist whose performances relied on a strategy of estrangement. In so doing, it follows Valeska Gert (1892–1978) through her American exile and back to ... More


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