(Re:) claiming Ballet
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Though ballet is often seen as a white, cis-heteropatriarchal form of dance, in fact it has been, and still is, shaped by artists from a much broader range of backgrounds. This collection looks beyond the mainstream, bringing to light the overlooked influences that continue to inform the culture of ballet. Essays illuminate the dance form's rich and complex history and start much-needed conversations about the roles of class, gender normativity, and race, demonstrating that despite mainstream denial and exclusionary tactics, ballet thrives with "difference."
This anthology explores alternative and parallel influences that shape the culture of ballet. The 'we' of ballet is complex, encompassing individuals and communities, often marginalized, who contribute to discourses about ballet beyond the mainstream white, patriarchal, Eurocentric, heterosexual constructs of gender, race and class. 8 b/w illus.
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Adesola Akinleye, editor/curator
Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA, Intellect
Introduction: Regarding claiming ballet / reclaiming ballet Part One - Histories Chapter 1: Ballet, from property to Art - Adesola AkinleyeChapter 2: Should there be a Female ballet canon? Seven Radical Acts of Inclusion - J. Gleich and M. Faulkner, Chapter 3: Arabesque en Noir: The Persistent Presence of Black Dancers in the American Ballet World - Joselli Audain Deans Chapter 4: Portrayals of Black people from the African Diaspora in western narrative ballets - Sandie BournePart Two -, Chapter 5: The traces of my ballet body - Mary Savva Chapter 6: Ballet Beyond Boundaries - Personal History. Brenda Dixson Gottschild Chapter 7:"Auftanzen statt Aufgeben" and The Anti Fascist Ballet School -Elizabeth Ward, Chapter 8: Dancing Across Historically Racist Borders - Kehinde Ishangi Part Three - Resiliences Chapter 9: Dance Theatre of Harlem's radicalization of ballet in 1970s & 1980s - Theresa Ruth Howard Chapter 10: Personal testimony as social resilienc, Chapter 11: "Can you feel it?": Pioneering Pedagogies that Challenge Ballet's Authoritarian Traditions - Jessica Zeller Chapter 12: The Ever After of Ballet - Selby Wynn Schwartz, Chapter 13: Ballethnic Dance Company Builds Community: Urban Nutcracker leads the way - Nena GilreathPart four - Consciousnesses Chapter 14: The Counterpoint Project - When Life Doesn't Imitate Art - Endalyn Taylor, Chapter 15: Ballet's Binary Genders in a Rainbow-Spectrum World:A call for progressive pedagogies - Melonie B. Murray Chapter 16: Dancing through Black British ballet: Conversations with dancers - Adesola Akinleye and Tia-Monique Uzor, Chapter 17: Ballet Aesthetics of Trauma, Development, and Functionality - Luc Vanier & Elizabeth Johnson About the contributors Index
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xv, 321 Seiten
Blacks--Race identity, Ballet / History, Anthologie, Rassismus, Dancers, kulturelle Identität, Ballet, Ballet ; Social aspects ; France ; History, Dance and race, African American dancers, Gender identity in dance, Essay, Identität / Kultur, Cultural identity, Kulturelles Bewusstsein , Black identity
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