University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: January 2018
Features: Notes, bibliography, index
Keywords: Ballet / Cultural Studies
Subject(s): SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies, PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / History & Criticism, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies, Ballet / Cultural Studies, Ballet, Gender studies: women & girls
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
A dancer and instructor, Pirkko Markula is Professor of socio-cultural studies of physical activity at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Marianne I. Clark, a dancer and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, studies socio-cultural aspects of physical activity.

"Editors and contributors examine perceptions of femininity through the magnifying lens of classical dance. They are not ballet critics; they number dancers, instructors and sociologists. Yet the conclusions are stark.... "The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body" is fresh and compelling." [Full article at]

Holly Doan, Blacklock's Reporter

ISBNs: 9781772123340 978-1-77212-334-0 Title: the evolving feminine ballet body