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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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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