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Ballet in Japan: Reconsidering the Westernisation of Japanese Ballet

  title={Ballet in Japan: Reconsidering the Westernisation of Japanese Ballet},
  author={Sayako Ono},
Classical ballet is generally regarded as part of the western high arts, and as such it has a global appeal. It is watched and learnt in all corners of the world. Ballet seems a perfect candidate for discussing the westernisation or globalisation of aesthetics. This paper, by presenting the case of ballet as consumed in Japan, however, critically examines the claims of a globally hegemonic form of ballet. The paper, on the one hand, demonstrates how the western hegemonic canons are re-enacted… Expand
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