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Author Caddy, Davinia, 1980-
Title The Ballets russes and beyond : music and dance in belle-époque Paris / Davinia Caddy.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Author Caddy, Davinia, 1980-
Series New perspectives in music history and criticism ; 22
New perspectives in music history and criticism ; 22.
Subject Ballets russes -- History.
Ballet -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Dance -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Music -- France -- Paris -- History and criticism -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; The Ballets Russes and Beyond; Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Examples; Figures; Note on presentation; Acknowledgements; 1: Introduction: Le Génie de la danse; Period pleasure; Paris dancing; The Midas touch; Revisionism; Music and dance; Musicology and dance; A dual project; Suspended dualities; 2: Ballet at the Opéra and La Fête chez Thérèse; Backward glances: scene and narrative; Backbone: the score; Back-chat: music and drama; Comparing scores; Back to reality? A counter-narrative; Backing up (conclusion); 3: Nijinsky's Faune revisited; Synopsis; Illusionism.
ContemporaneityThe audio-visual contract; A web of affinity; Disciplinary resistance (conclusion); 4: Metaphors of invasion: the Ballets Russes and the French press; Puff; Confronting the press; Cosmopolitics; La Saison russe: les ballets juifs; L'invasion des barbares; From cosmopolitisme through primitivisme; Tripatouillage; Metaphors of invasion; Bad press; Vers l'erreur (conclusion); 5: Beyond and behind Le Coq d'or; The origins of Le Coq d'or; Le Coq d'or in the press; Superposition; The French response: opera (and singing); Ballet (and gesture).
The 'gesticulation' of opera: operatic performanceThe influence of music; Dance within opera; Opera-ballet; Danced opera; A trump card and a passport (conclusion); Select bibliography; Archives; French newspapers and journals; Books, articles and unpublished theses; Index.
Summary A fresh perspective on the Ballets Russes, focusing on relations between music, dance and the cultural politics of belle-époque Paris.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139380096 (electronic bk.)
1139380095 (electronic bk.)
9781139028189 (electronic bk.)
1139028189 (electronic bk.)
9781316623633 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613633620
OCLC # 794327661
Additional Format Print version: Caddy, Davinia, 1980- Ballets russes and beyond. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107014404 (DLC) 2011035583 (OCoLC)753468463

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