Dancing In the Sexual Discourse:

Limitations of Gender Subversion in Three Works of The Ballets Russes

This dissertation presents a psychosexual and gender analysis of three ballets that were created
by the Ballets Russes – Schéhérazade (1910), Le Spectre de la Rose (1911), and Petrushka
(1911). The aim of this work is to show how these ballets, which can be seen as provocative
and subversive to gender norms, were made in the constructs of the common gender perception
of 'masculinity' and 'femininity', and on the other hand to show how these 'queer' characters
were placed in an honourable place in popular culture since its premiere to the present day.  

Iphigenie auf Tauris by Pina Bausch

Iphigenie auf Tauris, a dance-opera by Pina BauschThe Gran Teatre del Liceu 2010/11 season opened with Pina Bausch's choreographed version of Gluck's opera Iphigenie auf Tauris. With a libretto by Nicolas-François Guillard (1752-1814), the work is inspired by the tragedy of Euripides and was the German choreographer's first dance-opera, choreographed in 1973.

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Critical junctures in spectator / performer interactions in Tetris by Noah Dar

Critical junctures in spectator / performer interactions in Tetris by Noah DarThe Israeli choreographer Noah Dar and the plastic artist Nati Shamia-Ofer collaborate in Tetris,a dance that was ordered in 2006 by the Akko Festival of Alternative Theatre in Israel (The dance was awarded for its innovation). The dialogue between the artists generates a unique performance space in which the viewers observe the occurrence from the place where the dancers' feet meet the dancing floor. Shamia-Ofer created for this dance a special structure - a raised wooden floor, in which openings were made. The viewers stand under that surface, insert their heads through the openings and watch the dance.

Photo: Tamar Lam

 

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David Dawson's Giselle for the Dresden SemperOper Ballet

David Dawson's Giselle for the Dresden SemperOper BalletThe world of the stage has been enriched by David Dawson's subtle reworking of Giselle for the Dresden SemperOper Ballet, shown at the Liceu Theatre in Barcelona.

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White Noise: the Power of Protest

White Noise

One of the most beautiful and exciting dances performed lately in Israel is White Noise, created by Noa Wertheim for the Vertigo Dance Company. White Noise was premiered in April 2008 in Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel-Aviv. The dance deals with life experiences in the 21st century, influenced and shaped by the uproar of consumerism, and the overflow of information. One of the most beautiful and exciting dances performed lately in Israel is White Noise, created by Noa Wertheim for the Vertigo Dance Company. White Noise was premiered in April 2008 in Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel-Aviv. The dance deals with life experiences in the 21st century, influenced and shaped by the uproar of consumerism, and the overflow of information.                                                                        

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