Sisters of Salome

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Juni 2005



This book details for the first time the Salomania craze and four remarkable women who personified Salome and her seductive dance. Bentley shows how each embraced the persona of the femme fatale and transformed the misogynist idea of a dangerously sexual woman into a form of personal liberation. 22 illustrations.


Toni Bentley danced with George Balanchine's New York City Ballet for ten years. Her books include "Winter Season: A Dancer's Journal," "Holding On to the Air," "Costumes by Karinska," and "The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir."


"Here is a book that will scare the pants off John Ashcroft. A highbrow survey of what generally passes as a lowbrow art... The detail is as delicious, and as revealing, as a Dance of the Seven Veils." New York Times "Bentley studies the figure of the fin-de-siecle femme fatale, in particular four women-Colette, Maud Allan, Mata Hari, and Ida Rubinstein-who chose the way of Salome. They danced exotically to wield their power, reinvent themselves, and, paradoxically, hide their sad pasts by becoming as nude as possible." Village Voice "This fascinating slice of popular culture will appeal to both social and dance historians." Booklist
EAN: 9780803262416
ISBN: 0803262418
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2005
Seitenanzahl: 226 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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