The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body, Paperback / softback Book

The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body Paperback / softback

Edited by Pirkko Markula


With the popularity of such reality TV shows as So You Think You Can Dance, dance has become increasingly visible within contemporary culture.

This shift brings the ballet body into renewed focus.

Historically both celebrated and critiqued for its thin, flexible, and highly feminized aesthetic, the ballet body now takes on new and complex meanings at the intersections of performance art, popular culture, and even fitness.

The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body provides a local perspective to enrich the broader cultural narratives of ballet through historical, socio-cultural, political, and artistic lenses, redefining what many considered to be "high art." Scholars in gender studies, folklore, popular culture, and cultural studies will be interested in this collection, as well as those involved in the dance world. Contributors: Kelsie Acton, Marianne I. Clark, Kate Davies, Lindsay Eales, Pirkko Markula, Carolyn Millar, Jodie Vandekerkhove


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 228 pages
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ballet
  • ISBN: 9781772123340



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