Item description for Rethinking the Sylph: New Perspectives on the Romantic Ballet (Studies in Dance History) by Lynn Garafola...
Rethinking the Sylph gathers essays by a premier group of international scholars to illustrate the importance of the romantic ballet within the broad context of western theatrical dancing. The wide variety of perspectives -- from social history to feminism, from psychoanalysis to musicology -- serves to illuminate the modernity of the Romantic ballet in terms of vocabulary, representation of gender, and iconography. The collection highlights previously unexplored aspects of the Romantic ballet, including its internationalism; its reflection of modern ideas of nationalism through the use and creation of national dance forms; its construction of an exotic-erotic hierarchy, and proto-orientalist "other"; its transformation of social relations from clan to class; and the repercussions of its feminization as an art form. This generously illustrated book offers a wealth of rare archival material, including prints, costume designs, music, and period reviews, some translated into English for the first time.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 7.25" Height: 10" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 1997
ISBN 0819563269 ISBN13 9780819563262
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More About Lynn Garafola
LYNN GARAFOLA is author of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1989), editor of several books, including Rethinking the Sylph: New Perspectives on the Romantic Ballet (SDHS/Wesleyan, 1998), and co-editor with Eric Foner of Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet (1999).