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- Acton, Kelsie (contributions)/Davies, Kate Z. (contributions)/Eales, Lindsay M. (contributions)/Millar, Carolyn (contributions)/Vandekerkhove, Jodie (contributions)/Acton, Kelsie (contributions)/Davies, Kate Z. (contributions)/Eales, Lindsay M. (contributions)/Millar, Carolyn (contributions)/Vandeke
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The Hill We Climb
The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body269
With the popularity of such reality TV shows as So You Think You Can Dance, dance has become increasingly visible within contemporary culture. This shift brings the ballet body into renewed focus. Historically both celebrated and critiqued for its thin, flexible, and highly feminized aesthetic, the ballet body now takes on new and complex meanings at the intersections of performance art, popular culture, and even fitness. The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body provides a local perspective to enrich the broader cultural narratives of ballet through historical, socio-cultural, political, and artistic lenses, redefining what many considered to be "high art." Scholars in gender studies, folklore, popular culture, and cultural studies will be interested in this collection, as well as those involved in the dance world. Contributors: Kelsie Acton, Marianne I. Clark, Kate Davies, Lindsay Eales, Pirkko Markula, Carolyn Millar, Jodie Vandekerkhove
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"Editors and contributors examine perceptions of femininity through the magnifying lens of classical dance. They are not ballet critics; they number dancers, instructors and sociologists. Yet the conclusions are stark.... "The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body" is fresh and compelling." [Full article at https://www.blacklocks.ca/book-review-what-our-daughters-see/] -- Holly Doan * Blacklock's Reporter * "In this unique text, Markula and Clark have edited a collection of essays that explore the transformation of the ballet body alongside an inquiry into the history and meaning of ballet. In addition to being dancers themselves, the contributors are scholars from a range of backgrounds, including gender studies, occupational therapy, and kinesiology.... Of particular interest is the book's emphasis on the different ways ballet dancers experience their bodies.... A fascinating work." C. Hauff, CHOICE Magazine, November 2018 -- C. Hauff * CHOICE Magazine *
Pirkko Markula is a contemporary dancer and professor of socio-cultural studies of physical activity at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her research interests include social analyses of dance, exercise, and sport from poststructuralist feminist perspectives and performance ethnography. She is the co-author, with Michael Silk, of Qualitative Research for Physical Culture (Palgrave, 2011), co-author with Richard Pringle, of Foucault, Sport and Exercise: Power, Knowledge and Transforming the Self (Routledge, 2006), editor of Feminist Sport Studies: Sharing Joy, Sharing Pain (SUNY Press, 2005) and Olympic Women and the Media: International perspectives (Palgrave, 2009), co-editor of Women and Exercise: Body, Health and Consumerism (Routledge, 2011), co-editor of Critical Bodies: Representations, Identities and Practices of Weight and Body Management (Palgrave, 2007) and co-editor of Moving Writing: Crafting Movement in Sport Research (Peter Lang, 2003).
Acknowledgements Preface Introduction - Pirkko Markula and Marianne I. Clark I Ballet in the Contemporary Media 1 Reading the Ballet Body in Children's Fiction - Kate Z. Davies 2 So You Think You Can Dance: The Feminine Ballet Body in a Popular Reality Show - Pirkko Markula 3 Ballet-Inspired Workouts: Intersections of Ballet and Fitness - Pirkko Markula and Marianne I. Clark II Lived Experiences of Ballet in Contemporary Culture 4 Multiple Bodies: In the Studio with Adolescent Ballet Dancers - Marianne I. Clark 5 "Moving for Pleasure": The Positive Experiences of Ballet Dancers Moving into Recreational Contemporary Dance - Carolyn Millar 6 At the Barre: Ethical Training for Beginner Ballet Class - Jodie Vandekerkhove 7 Ballet for All Bodies? Tensions in Teaching Ballet Technique within an Integrated Dance Context - Kelsie Acton and Lindsay Eales Conclusion - Pirkko Markula and Marianne I. Clark Contributors Index