A Queer History of the Ballet by Peter Stoneley

By Peter Stoneley

Designed for college students, students and basic readers with an curiosity in dance and queer heritage, A Queer heritage of the Ballet makes a speciality of how, as makers and as audiences, queer women and men have helped to improve a few of the texts, photos, and legends of ballet.



Presenting a chain of ancient case experiences, the ebook explores the ways that, from the 19th century into the 20th, ballet has been a way of conjuring homosexuality – of allowing a point of expression and visibility for those who have been another way declared unlawful and obscene.



Studies include:




  • the perverse sororities of the Romantic ballet

  • the fairy in folklore, literature, and ballet

  • Tchaikovsky and the making of Swan Lake

  • Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and the emergence of queer modernity

  • the formation of ballet in America

  • the queer makes use of of the prima ballerina

  • Genet’s writings for and approximately ballet.



Also together with a attention of ways ballet’s queer culture has been memorialized by way of such modern dance-makers as Neumeier, Bausch, Bourne, and Preljocaj, this can be a necessary e-book within the examine of ballet and queer history.

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