Event Title

Roots of Feminism in Romantic Ballet before the Emergence of Modern Dance

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

20-4-2015 3:15 PM

End Date

20-4-2015 4:15 PM

Student's Major

Theatre and Dance

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Julie Kerr-Berry

Mentor's Email Address

julie.kerr-berry@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Theatre and Dance

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Comments

While modern dance is known for pushing social boundaries in terms of gender equality, threads of feminism can be found in the Romantic ballets that preceded it. Certain aspects of ballets from the 1830s and 1840s, such as costuming and narrative, can be used to detect subtle sparks of feminism that would later lead to the conspicuous feminism that modern dance was renowned for. Even before women were choreographing or writing ballets, society was changing, and so were the ideas being presented on stages. The drastic shift to modern dance was made alongside society’s changing attitudes toward women and their growing equality in society.

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Roots of Feminism in Romantic Ballet before the Emergence of Modern Dance

CSU 203

Recommended Citation

Siverson, Lauren. "Roots of Feminism in Romantic Ballet before the Emergence of Modern Dance." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/oral_session_15/3