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Contents List of plates Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1: Approaching Reworkings of the Ballet in Theory and Practice Chapter 1: Reworking the ballet: (en)countering the canon Reworking the ballet Defining the terms of the discourse Reviewing five Giselles Counter discourses and the canon Reconsidering the past: reworkings as postmodern historiography Reworkings as Intertextual Practices Towards a definition of reworkings Conclusion Notes Chapter 2: Canonical crossings: narratives and forms revisioned Strategies of dissonance ¿ moments of sameness Inverting bodies: reformulating the dance vocabulary Re-telling tales: new contexts, new narratives Gender bending: Cross-casting and Cross-dressing Feathered pantaloons and homoeroticism Hyperbole and eccentricity The heterosexual matrix and beyond Strategies of dispersal: Intertextuality and the carnivalesque Conclusion Notes Part 2: Re-figuring the body and the politics of identity Chapter 3: Female bodies and the erotic: Performativity, becoming and the phallus. Encounters between reworkings and feminism Lac de Signes (1983) and The Ballerina¿s Phallic Pointe (1994) by Susan Leigh Foster Looking-at-to-be-looked-at-ness: performance and spectacle Trans-contextualizing bodies: postmodern parody and hybridity Parodic comedy and the performativity of gender The phallus, the penis, the dildo and the ballerina O (a set of footnotes to Swan Lake) (2002) by Vida L Midgelow Open texts ¿ enacting becomings Hybrid body ¿ plural bodies ¿ my body Breaking the gaze ¿ inscribing a haptic presence Eroticism and the politics of touch Conclusion Notes Chapter 4: Princely revisions: Stillness, excess and queerness Masculinities, the male dancer and reworkings The Hypochondriac Bird (1998) by Javier de Frutos Swan Lake, 4 Acts (2005) by Raimund Hoghe In the gaps and absences Excess: De Frutos and homoeroticism Stillness and (dis)ability: Hoghe and the ontology of dance (Auto)corpography and (beyond) queer theory Conclusion Notes Chapter 5: Intercultural encounters: Flesh, hybridity and the exotic Reworkings as intercultural discourse Shakti and Swan Lake (1998) Masaki Iwana and The Legend of Giselle (Jizeru-den) (1994) Cultural (ex)change and hybridity Orientalism and the exotic Enter the Silver Swan: excess and the erotic Fleshly metamorphosis and becomings in butoh Commodification, appropriation and the global market Conclusion Notes Chapter 6: Conclusion: Transgressive Desires Reworkings as canonical counter-discourse The double gesture: beyond the binary of otherness Diversity and difference: (re)inscribing the body Pleasure and power: the (re)eroticised body References Index
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