Tulle as Tool: Embracing the Conflict of the Ballerina as Powerhouse

  title={Tulle as Tool: Embracing the Conflict of the Ballerina as Powerhouse},
  author={Jennifer Fisher},
  journal={Dance Research Journal},
  pages={3 - 24}
  • J. Fisher
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Art
  • Dance Research Journal
The image and interpretation of the ballerina has shifted over time since she first took her place in the pantheon of romantic female performers in the early nineteenth century. For many, she is still romanticized, respected, and revered; in other circles, she has become suspect as a creature who may be obsessed, exploited, and retrogressive in light of the egalitarian strides women have made or are still trying to make. The female ballet dancer's basic contradiction—her ethereal exterior and… 
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