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The nursery as circus: Dancing the childlike to Fauré's Dolly Suite, 1913

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In 1913, at the Théâtre des Arts in Paris, a controversial but highly successful ballet choreographed a circus-style pantomime to the music of Fauré's Dolly Suite. With its apparently incongruent relation of dance to music, the ballet displayed, as one reviewer put it, ‘criticisms in action’. This article investigates how we might conceive the production as an act of musical and cultural criticism, by examining its close relation with contexts such as early comic film, music-hall entertainmen...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/02690403.2017.1361174

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
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Journal of the Royal Musical Association More from this journal
Volume:
142
Issue:
2
Pages:
277-325
Publication date:
2017-09-27
Acceptance date:
2017-07-18
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1471-6933
ISSN:
0269-0403
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pubs:722434
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uuid:ac35dfbf-90cf-47a2-8672-995e969c4355
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pubs:722434
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722434
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2017-08-18

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