The choreography of MacMillan's ballet "Romeo and Juliet" stages the expression of and resistance to patriarchal political and social power. In the Elizabethan period "dance" constituted a recurrent symbol of order and harmony in the imagery of the period's cultural production. The medium of the body and its dancing movements convey a gender-based image of social identity (in particular during the scene of the Capulet's ball) and can be used as a means for resistance to such power (Juliet's expression of her will).

"Mise en scène and subversion of political power through dance: Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet"

FIORATO, Sidia
2012

Abstract

The choreography of MacMillan's ballet "Romeo and Juliet" stages the expression of and resistance to patriarchal political and social power. In the Elizabethan period "dance" constituted a recurrent symbol of order and harmony in the imagery of the period's cultural production. The medium of the body and its dancing movements convey a gender-based image of social identity (in particular during the scene of the Capulet's ball) and can be used as a means for resistance to such power (Juliet's expression of her will).
9783110285444
law; power; dance; identity
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