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The Resource Dancing genius : the stardom of Vaslav Nijinsky, Hanna Järvinen

Dancing genius : the stardom of Vaslav Nijinsky, Hanna Järvinen

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Dancing genius : the stardom of Vaslav Nijinsky
Title
Dancing genius
Title remainder
the stardom of Vaslav Nijinsky
Statement of responsibility
Hanna Järvinen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dancing Genius is the first book-length critical study on Vaslav Nijinsky as a star dancer of the Ballets Russes company. Through looking into definitions of virtuosity, stardom and genius, Hanna Ja;rvinen contrasts contemporary materials from Russia, France, England and the United States with later, hegemonic interpretations. Nijinsky emerges as a celebrity figure whose dancing was attributed with genius in order to raise the prestige of the art form, but a figure also attributed with 'racial' characteristics in a thoroughly Orientalist manner. Tracing the historical figure in contemporary documents and later reminiscences, the book opens up questions about authorship in dance, about critical evaluation of performance practice, and the manner in which past events are turned into history"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Järvinen, Hanna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nijinsky, Vaslaw
  • Nijinsky, Vaslaw
  • Ballet dancers
  • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Classical & Ballet
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism
  • Ballet dancers
  • Soviet Union
Label
Dancing genius : the stardom of Vaslav Nijinsky, Hanna Järvinen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-316)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Genealogy -- Part I. The Russian Invasion: 1. An Audience for Ballet; 2. Orientalism -- Part II. The Silen Body of a Genius: 3. The Unique Genius; 4. Male Beauty; 5. Corporeality; 6. The Mad Genius -- Part III: A Russian Ballet?: 7. The Old and the New Ballet; 8. Revolutionary Exiles -- Conclusion
Control code
869726181
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781137407726
Lccn
2014018690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869726181
Label
Dancing genius : the stardom of Vaslav Nijinsky, Hanna Järvinen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-316)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Genealogy -- Part I. The Russian Invasion: 1. An Audience for Ballet; 2. Orientalism -- Part II. The Silen Body of a Genius: 3. The Unique Genius; 4. Male Beauty; 5. Corporeality; 6. The Mad Genius -- Part III: A Russian Ballet?: 7. The Old and the New Ballet; 8. Revolutionary Exiles -- Conclusion
Control code
869726181
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781137407726
Lccn
2014018690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869726181

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