Download PDF by Mark Franko: Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body (Oxford

By Mark Franko

Dance as textual content: Ideologies of the Baroque Body is a old and theoretical exam of French court docket ballet over a hundred-year interval, starting in 1573, that spans the overdue Renaissance and early baroque. using aesthetic and ideological standards, writer Mark Franko analyzes court docket ballet librettos, modern functionality idea, and comparable remark on dance and move within the literature of this era. reading the formal choreographic gear that characterizes overdue Valois and early Bourbon ballet spectacle, Franko postulates that the evolving aesthetic finally mirrored the political state of affairs of the noble classification, which devised and played court docket ballets. He indicates how the physique emerged from verbal theater as a self-sufficient textual content whose autonomy had various ideological connotations, most vital between which was once the expression of noble resistance to the more and more absolutist monarchy. Franko's research blends archival study with serious and cultural thought that allows you to resituate the burlesque culture in its politically unstable context. Dance as Text therefore offers an image of the complicated theoretical underpinnings of composite spectacle, the ideological tensions underlying experiments with self sustaining dance, and eventually, the subversiveness of Molière's use of courtroom ballet traditions.

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