The Choreography of Modernism in France: La Danseuse, 1830-1930

The Choreography of Modernism in France: La Danseuse, 1830-1930

by Julie Townsend

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ISBN-13: 9781906540258
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/30/2010
Series: Legenda Research Monographs in French Studies Series , #28
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Julie Townsend is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities in the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

A Note on Translations x

Introduction 1

1 Choreographing the Coulisses: The Danseuse in Nineteenth-Century French Culture 10

2 Disembodying the Dancer/Incorporating the Poem: The Symbolist Dance in Mallarmé and Valéry 44

3 'Feministic' Aesthetics: Writing Dance and Performing Sex in Colette and Loïe Fuller 68

4 The Mechanical Dancer: Avant-Garde Performance and Film 92

5 'Le Triangle Obligatoire': Dancer, Spectator, Narrator 114

Coda 135

Bibliography 137

Index 143

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