Corporealities: Dancing Knowledge, Culture and Power by Susan Foster

By Susan Foster

A ground-breaking number of essays that carry dance into the cultural reports mainstream, exploring the various methods we use bodies as tremendous, very important ingredients of cultural truth.

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Instead, arms plunging upwards and legs shooting down into the ground, they stood proudly, thereby collapsing the phallus into themselves, becoming the phallus themselves. Their charisma resulted in part from their ability to capitalize on and, at the same time, disrupt the sexual economy of viewing to which their audiences were accustomed. Their ascendance to the stage was partnered by a second major choreographic change— the premier of the gay male dancer. The ballet tradition’s uneasy relationship to these choreographic initiatives has yet to be assessed, and it deserves a kind of consideration that space here does not permit.

These three performance roles suggested a set of oppositions and contra-distinctions that could be mapped onto the Greimasian quadrangle. According to Fredric Jameson whose work on Greimas can be found in The Ideologies of Theory: Essays 1971–86, the fourth location on the quadrangle reveals the hidden ideological content of the entire system of relations. The quadrangle as I have been able to develop it reads as follows: 6 Another kind of answer might result from an inquiry into ballet’s structuring of expression, as compared, for example, with that of opera.

26 One Who Seeks kneels, turns, and ends in a crosslegged position on the floor with the cloth over her head like a mourner. Having established these somewhat arbitrary distinctions—for clearly spectacular dance also has anthropological investments and, by the same token, “recreational” dance is also cultural performance, and thus has spectacular components—expressional dance becomes problematically poised between these two. She of the Ground skitters, her knees fully bent as if in a seated position, to the front of the oval object and lifts it upright, revealing its smooth white underside.

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