Comedy Ballet as Social Commentary : Till Eulenspiegel (1916)

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Dance Research 32:2, Winter 2014

Title: Comedy Ballet as Social Commentary : Till Eulenspiegel (1916)
Author: Järvinen, Hanna
Date: 2014
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Abstract: In 1916, during the American tours of the Ballets Russes company, Vaslav Nijinsky created a choreography to Richard Strauss's tone poem Till Eulenspiegels lustische Streiche, nach alter Schelmenweise, in Rondo Form (1894-1895). Only performed during the tour, the work was long deemed a failure or an indication of the choreographer's approaching insanity. Tracing the reviews and other contemporary materials, this article asks what can be known of a past performance and rehearsal practice - and what our interpretations of the past reveal of present-day concerns and assumptions about dance as an art form.
Subject (ysa): Ballets Russes
Nijinsky, Vaslav
Subject (allärs): dans
Subject (lcsh): Dance.
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