Dancing without Space – On Nijinsky's L'Après-midi d'un Faune (1912)

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Dance Research 27:1, Summer 2009

Title: Dancing without Space – On Nijinsky's L'Après-midi d'un Faune (1912)
Author: Järvinen, Hanna
Date: 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311040
Electronic publication: https://doi.org/10.3366/E0264287509000243
Abstract: Three-dimensional theatrical space is often taken for granted as a precondition of dance. Already in 1912, the choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky provoked much discussion with a work that seemingly turned the performance into a moving, two-dimensional picture. L’Après-midi d’un Faune has achieved notoriety because of the objections some contemporary critics raised against the ‘immoral’ behaviour of the principal character, but I argue the style of the work brought about an important shift in how dancing was conceptualised as something composed by a choreographic author.
Subject (ysa): Nijinsky, Vaslav
Subject (allärs): koreografi
Subject (lcsh): Dance.
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