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By Sally Banes

Dancing girls: woman our bodies Onstage is a wonderful and well timed contribution to bop heritage, recasting canonical dance because the early 19th century when it comes to a feminist standpoint. atmosphere the production of particular dances in socio-political and cultural contexts, Sally Banes indicates that choreographers have created representations of ladies which are formed by way of - and that during half form - society's carrying on with debates approximately sexuality and feminine identity.
large in its scope and compelling in its argument Dancing Women:
* offers a sequence of re-readings of the canon, from Romantic and Russian Imperial ballet to modern ballet and sleek dance
* investigates the gaps among plot and function that create sexual and gendered meanings
* examines how women's enterprise is created in dance via points of choreographic constitution and style
* analyzes quite a number women's photographs - together with brides, mistresses, moms, sisters, witches, wraiths, enchanted princesses, peasants, revolutionaries, cowgirls, scientists, and athletes - in addition to the construction of assorted women's groups at the dance stage
* indicates ways to problems with gender in postmodern dance
utilizing an interpretive method diversified from that of alternative feminist dance historians, who've under pressure both victimization or party of girls, Banes unearths a way more advanced variety of cultural representations of gender identities.

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