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The Resource The Fascist turn in the dance of Serge Lifar : interwar French ballet and the German occupation, Mark Franko, (electronic resource)

The Fascist turn in the dance of Serge Lifar : interwar French ballet and the German occupation, Mark Franko, (electronic resource)

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The Fascist turn in the dance of Serge Lifar : interwar French ballet and the German occupation
Title
The Fascist turn in the dance of Serge Lifar
Title remainder
interwar French ballet and the German occupation
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Mark Franko
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book is an examination of neoclassical ballet initially in the French context before and after World War I (circa 1905-1944) with close attention to dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar. Since the critical discourses I analyze indulge in flights of poetic fancy I distinguish in my discussion of this material between the Lifar-image (the dancer on stage and object of discussion by critics), the Lifar-discourse (the writings on Lifar as well as his own discourse), and the Lifar-person (the historical actor). This topic is further developed in the final chapter into a discussion of the so-called Baroque dance both as a historical object and as a motif of contemporary experimentation as it emerged in the aftermath of World War II (circa 1947-1991) in France. Using Lifar as a through-line, the book explores the development of critical ideas of neoclassicism in relation to his work and his drift toward a fascist position that can be traced to the influence of Nietzsche on his critical reception. Lifar's collaborationism during the Occupation confirms this analysis. My discussion of neoclassicism begins in the final years of the nineteenth-century and carries us through the Occupation; I then track the Baroque in its gradual development from the early 1950s through the end of the 1980s and early 1990s. "--
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individual biography
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Franko, Mark
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Oxford University Press
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Oxford Studies in dance theory
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  • Lifar, Serge
  • Ballet
  • Choreographers
  • Ballet dancers
  • France
  • France
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The Fascist turn in the dance of Serge Lifar : interwar French ballet and the German occupation, Mark Franko, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- A genealogy of dance modernity: Movement artifacts, mythic principles, and archival others -- The critical reception of Serge Lifar (1929-1939) -- The dancer as statue and the geo-politics of neoclassicism -- Parade as a critical concept in interwar dance theory: From Jean Cocteau and Paul Valery to Andre Varagnac -- Serge Lifar and the question of collaboration with the German authorities under the occupation of Paris (1940-1949) -- From the neoclassical turn to the Baroque re-turn
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ssj0002310313
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780197503362
Lccn
2019045491
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0002310313
Label
The Fascist turn in the dance of Serge Lifar : interwar French ballet and the German occupation, Mark Franko, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- A genealogy of dance modernity: Movement artifacts, mythic principles, and archival others -- The critical reception of Serge Lifar (1929-1939) -- The dancer as statue and the geo-politics of neoclassicism -- Parade as a critical concept in interwar dance theory: From Jean Cocteau and Paul Valery to Andre Varagnac -- Serge Lifar and the question of collaboration with the German authorities under the occupation of Paris (1940-1949) -- From the neoclassical turn to the Baroque re-turn
Control code
ssj0002310313
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780197503362
Lccn
2019045491
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002310313

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