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Modernism and the Choreographic Imagination: Salome's Dance after 1890

Megan Girdwood

Abstract

Ranging from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, this book examines literary and choreographic representations of the figure of Salome, the biblical woman who danced for the head of St John the Baptist. The age of modernism witnessed an extraordinary cross-fertilisation of the arts of literature and dance, grounded in a shared appetite for formal experimentation and inter-related ideas about the representational capacities of the performing body. Following her conspicuous revival in the nineteenth-century French Symbolist movement, Salome became a focal point for these recurring ... More

Keywords: modernist theatre, dance, Salome, Literature, silent film, symbolism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474481625
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474481625.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Megan Girdwood, author
University of Edinburgh