Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
news from nowhere
Liverpool's Radical & Community Bookshop
not-for-profit · a worker's co-operative · committed to social change
Search for & order any book in print:
(goes to our order website)
This book appears in the following booklists

in categories:Media & Culture, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender, Music & Performing Arts, Arts & Creativity, History & Biography,

Order this book online - this link leads to our secure order website which will indicate how long the book will take to order (if it's not in stock here in the shop).

(Availability of '24-48 hours' means our wholesaler has stock - we place orders 2-3 times a week & receive the books next day.)

(Availability of '7-10 days' or 'Special Order' means we order direct from the publisher - order times vary, many supply within 10 days.)

Phone us: 0151 708 7270

enquire about this book

Mail order, postage & payment information

more about ordering books

A Queer History of the Ballet

by Peter Stoneley
£27.99   paperback  Routledge (2006)

A Queer History of the Ballet by Peter Stoneley Designed for students, scholars and general readers with an interest in dance and queer history, A Queer History of the Ballet focuses on how, as makers and as audiences, queer men and women have helped to develop many of the texts, images, and legends of ballet.

Presenting a series of historical case studies, the book explores the ways in which, from the nineteenth century into the twentieth, ballet has been a means of conjuring homosexuality Ė of enabling some degree of expression and visibility for people who were otherwise declared illegal and obscene.

Studies include:

-the perverse sororities of the Romantic ballet

-the fairy in folklore, literature, and ballet

-Tchaikovsky and the making of Swan Lake

-Diaghilevís Ballets Russes and the emergence of queer modernity

-the formation of ballet in America

-the queer uses of the prima ballerina

-Genetís writings for and about ballet

Also including a consideration of how balletís queer tradition has been memorialized by such contemporary dance-makers as Neumeier, Bausch, Bourne, and Preljocaj, this is an essential book in the study of ballet and queer history.

ISBN 13: 9780415972802 | ISBN 10: 0415972809

For mail-order we charge postage at actual cost, at current Royal Mail rates by parcel weight and size