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Guest Lecturer Dr. Mark Franko
Start Date: 10/11/2017Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 10/11/2017End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description:

“Serge Lifar and the Interwar Dance Discourses of Neoclassicism (1930-1939)” Interwar dance critics and philosophers in France elaborated concepts of neoclassicism in ballet during the 1930s primarily a propos of Serge Lifar at the Paris Opéra. The discourse of neoclassicism was an amalgamation of three intersecting strands: a historico-critical view of choreographic theory in relation to seventeenth or eighteenth-century sources; a philosophico-aesthetic reading of the metamorphoses of the classical dancing body that viewed ballet as a metaphysical expression of freedom; and, an anthropological analysis of dance as the non-productive expenditure of energy.

The figure of Lifar as dancer and choreographer lent itself to all three strands of analysis resulting by the end of the decade in a hybrid image of Lifar as the sovereign dancer, a second Sun King with totalitarian connotations.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Cinema
Contact Information:
Name: Susan Grossi
Phone: 610-690-2019
Email: sgrossi1@swarthmore.edu
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