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By Peter Stoneley

Designed for college kids, students and common readers with an curiosity in dance and queer heritage, A Queer heritage of the Ballet specializes in how, as makers and as audiences, queer women and men have helped to increase some of the texts, pictures, and legends of ballet.



Presenting a chain of ancient case reports, the ebook explores the ways that, from the 19th century into the 20th, ballet has been a method of conjuring homosexuality – of allowing some extent of expression and visibility for those that 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 the way ballet’s queer culture has been memorialized through such modern dance-makers as Neumeier, Bausch, Bourne, and Preljocaj, this can be an important booklet within the learn of ballet and queer history.

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