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Stella Bloch and the politics of art and dance

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dc.contributor.author Croswell, Kimberly Dawn
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-12T18:55:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-12T18:55:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2010-04-12T18:55:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2565
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the early career and art criticism of Stella Bloch, an artist. dancer and writer who was active in New York City during the World War One era. I focus on Bloch's most important essays from this period: -'Intuitions" (I 919) and Dancing and the Drama, East &. West (1922). In "Intuitions" Bloch developed a theory of aesthetics based on her study of Nietzsche and Buddhism. Dancing and the Drama, East & West incorporated this theory into the concept of an "ideal drama," which I have analysed as "orientalist." Linking Bloch's anti-colonial "orientalism" to that of her mentor, Ananda Coomaraswamy, I demonstrate that though Bloch's "ideal drama" was an ambitious critique of the social and artistic values of Western culture, it was still caught up in the "orientalist" discourses of the period. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject Dancing en
dc.subject Drama en
dc.subject Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Communication and the Arts::Art--History en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Communication and the Arts::Dance en
dc.title Stella Bloch and the politics of art and dance en
dc.title.alternative Stella Bloch and the politics of dance en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Antliff, Allan
dc.degree.department Dept. of History in Art en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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