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The Paris Opera Ballet Dancing Offstage

Work, Grace, and Race

Tessa Ashlin Nunn

On Wednesday 4 March 2020, a group of fifteen dancers and I, clad in leotards, leg warmers, and tights, took our places at long wooden barres for what would become our last unmasked, in-person ballet class of the year. Gliding and leaping through

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Nobody, Somebody, Everybody Ballet, Girlhood, Class, Femininity and Comics in 1950s Britain

Mel Gibson

This article looks at girlhood in an historical and culturally specific context, through close textual analysis of a central narrative from a key British girls' comic of the 1950s. Girl, published by Hulton Press, predominantly addressed issues around femininity, girlhood and class in that period, often linking reading with other activities considered “appropriate” for girls. I will explore how Girl articulates gender and class and also how it encouraged the mainly middle-class readership to make ballet an important aspect of their cultural practice, popularising ballet classes across Britain. In doing so, I shall focus on the narrative, “Belle of the Ballet.” I will also look at other texts of the period, including Bunty, launched in 1958 by DC Thomson, and show how the representation of ballet changed in later comics for girls, relating this to shifting constructions of girlhood.

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Karsavina, Mallarmé, and Mauclair

A Literary pas de trois in Early Twentieth-Century Dance Criticism

Sasha Rasmussen

between Stéphane Mallarmé's (1842–1898) brief but complex writings on dance and the performances of Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (1885–1978), principal ballerina of Sergei Diaghilev's celebrated dance company, the Ballets Russes . The radical innovations

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Little Girls, Big Dreams

Creativity and Non-conformity in British Children's Literature

Kiera Vaclavik

turned her attention to writing in the early 1930s and made her spectacular debut as a children's writer five years later with Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage (1936) (hereafter Ballet Shoes ). Supported by a wide-ranging marketing

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Enabling Entanglements to Emerge

Discovering Performance Curation in the Philippines

Regina Bautista

dance community in the Philippines as it entered the second decade of the twenty-first century. I am a Filipina, former ballet dancer, educator, researcher and arts manager, educated in the Philippines and Canada. I grew up in a middle to upper

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A Baroque Body in the Theatricality of Online Interactions

Amin Heidari

the Baroque body and its emergence in two artistic traditions: Baroque visual art and Baroque performing arts, with a focus on ballet de cour . Emojis: A Baroque Body (Visual Art) “Baroque body” describes how the human form was shown and

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African Dawn

Keïta Fodéba and the Imagining of National Culture in Guinea

Andrew W. M. Smith

understand something of the violent turn taken by the Guinean state, and also of the difficulties inherent in creating nations. A Global Stage for the Ballets Africains Fodéba was born in 1921 in Siguiri, a town on the River Niger in northeastern Guinea. 10

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Skating toward Americanization

The Transformation of Katarina Witt throughout the 1980s

Wesley Lim

appropriation and presentation through folk and balletic choreography. However, it slowly became more Americanized and modern particularly after she won the 1984 Olympics. Her skating appealed on the whole to both the East and West, and her rivalries with top

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Communities of Practice at the Cidade do Saber

Plural Citizenship and Social Inclusion in Brazil

Carla Guerrón Montero

activities, from ballet and capoeira to violin and water gymnastics. One of its most evident attractions is its infrastructure. In addition to thirty-two rooms for instruction, it has a library, the state’s second-largest professional theatre with 568 seats

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crushed little stars

A Praxis-in-Process of Black Girlhood

Jordan Ealey

/him. interlude one: the ballet PROLOGUE Three spotlights appear one after the other, carrying K.C., AYANA, and CELESTE respectively in each of them. They're all wearing regular clothes, t-shirts and jeans, that are covered in blood. They're each breathing