The Resource Choreography & narrative : ballet's staging of story and desire, Susan Leigh Foster

Choreography & narrative : ballet's staging of story and desire, Susan Leigh Foster

Label
Choreography & narrative : ballet's staging of story and desire
Title
Choreography & narrative
Title remainder
ballet's staging of story and desire
Statement of responsibility
Susan Leigh Foster
Title variation
Choreography and narrative
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • engfre
  • eng
Summary
  • Choreography and Narrative traces development of the story ballet from the early - eighteenth-century fair theatres through the Revolutionary fetes to the well-known Romantic ballets La Sulphide and Giselle. This history charts ballet's separation from opera at mid-century and its emergence as an autonomous art form dedicated to the telling of a story through gesture and movement alone. The site for this historical inquiry is Paris, home to the most popular and lavish
  • Dance productions of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The ballet is analyzed in terms of the training procedures for dancers, the aesthetic goals and responsibilities of choreographers, the institutional frameworks that promote productions, and the expectations and pleasures of dance viewers. Throughout, ballet is approached as a cultural practice intimately connected with political and economic features of French society, a practice whose evolving form
  • Bears witness to, as it participates in, the sweeping social changes of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. To uncover the significance of ballet, Choreography and Narrative compares the dancing body with the body as constructed in social dance practices, and also in anatomy, etiquette, painting, acting, and physical education. Choreography is considered as a theorizing of embodiment, one which reflects on the individual, gendered, and social identities of
  • Those who dance and those who watch dancing
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Susan Leigh
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English; appendix in French
LC call number
GV1649
LC item number
.F67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballet
  • Ballet
  • Choreography
  • Choreography
  • Ballet
  • Ballet
  • Chorégraphie
  • Chorégraphie
  • Ballet
  • Choreography
  • Ballet
  • Vertelkunst
  • Ballett
  • Choreographie
  • France
  • Frankreich
Label
Choreography & narrative : ballet's staging of story and desire, Susan Leigh Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Pygmalion's No-Body and the Body of Dance -- 1. Originary Gestures -- 2. Staging the Canvas and the Machine -- 3. Narrating Passion and Prowess -- 4. Governing the Body -- 5. Fugitive Desires -- Conclusion: Ballet's Bodies and the Body of Narrative
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780253330819
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
96002237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34191931
  • (OCoLC)ocm34191931
Label
Choreography & narrative : ballet's staging of story and desire, Susan Leigh Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Pygmalion's No-Body and the Body of Dance -- 1. Originary Gestures -- 2. Staging the Canvas and the Machine -- 3. Narrating Passion and Prowess -- 4. Governing the Body -- 5. Fugitive Desires -- Conclusion: Ballet's Bodies and the Body of Narrative
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780253330819
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
96002237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34191931
  • (OCoLC)ocm34191931

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