Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/618028
Title:
The Baroque in Jiří Kylián
Authors:
Vaghi, Katja
Other Titles:
Intertextual and Intermedial References in Kylián’s Works
Abstract:
Some of Jiří Kylián’s later works reveal a distinct detectable baroque influence. They also manifest a baroque quality that resists precise explanation. This partly derives from extensive references to the baroque style and period. However, not all references are the same, and some are more easily recognisable than others. Costumes, music and props openly reference the Baroque, whereas less obvious allusions can be found in lighting design or in the way a performance ‘addresses’ the audience. This thesis thus sets out to offer a terminology to describe these phenomena and provide a framework for analysing Kylián’s reworking of baroque sources. The analysis first addresses what is understood by ‘baroque’, then moves to describe various referencing practices, before applying the newly found framework to three of Kylián’s works that take the Baroque as a source of inspiration. Central to my discussion of the Baroque and its contemporary reappearance is the work of cultural theorists and art critics Omar Calabrese and Mieke Bal. Particularly important to my argument is Bal’s emphasis on the tendency in baroque art to involve the viewer’s physical presence in the experience of art. My discussion of referencing is, on the other hand, centred on ideas developed by the literary theorists Gérard Genette, Andreas Böhn, Irina Rajewski and Werner Wolf. Genette’s intertextual model is expanded to include a more precise understanding of the nature of quotation as developed by Böhn. The plurimedial nature of dance, or the co-presence in dance of more than one medium, is addressed by introducing Rajewski’s and Wolf’s notion of Intermediality. As well as analysing how referencing functions in dance and how it participates in meaning-making, this thesis also highlights the evolution of Kylián’s referencing practice over time and explains the function of the Baroque in Kylián’s oeuvre.
Advisors:
Pakes, Anna; Morris, Geraldine
Publisher:
Roehampton University
Issue Date:
Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/618028
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Sponsors:
University of Roehampton, Department of Dance Bursary
Appears in Collections:
PhD Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorPakes, Annaen
dc.contributor.advisorMorris, Geraldineen
dc.contributor.authorVaghi, Katjaen
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dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/618028-
dc.description.abstractSome of Jiří Kylián’s later works reveal a distinct detectable baroque influence. They also manifest a baroque quality that resists precise explanation. This partly derives from extensive references to the baroque style and period. However, not all references are the same, and some are more easily recognisable than others. Costumes, music and props openly reference the Baroque, whereas less obvious allusions can be found in lighting design or in the way a performance ‘addresses’ the audience. This thesis thus sets out to offer a terminology to describe these phenomena and provide a framework for analysing Kylián’s reworking of baroque sources. The analysis first addresses what is understood by ‘baroque’, then moves to describe various referencing practices, before applying the newly found framework to three of Kylián’s works that take the Baroque as a source of inspiration. Central to my discussion of the Baroque and its contemporary reappearance is the work of cultural theorists and art critics Omar Calabrese and Mieke Bal. Particularly important to my argument is Bal’s emphasis on the tendency in baroque art to involve the viewer’s physical presence in the experience of art. My discussion of referencing is, on the other hand, centred on ideas developed by the literary theorists Gérard Genette, Andreas Böhn, Irina Rajewski and Werner Wolf. Genette’s intertextual model is expanded to include a more precise understanding of the nature of quotation as developed by Böhn. The plurimedial nature of dance, or the co-presence in dance of more than one medium, is addressed by introducing Rajewski’s and Wolf’s notion of Intermediality. As well as analysing how referencing functions in dance and how it participates in meaning-making, this thesis also highlights the evolution of Kylián’s referencing practice over time and explains the function of the Baroque in Kylián’s oeuvre.en
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dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Roehampton, Department of Dance Bursaryen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoehampton Universityen
dc.subjectJiří Kyliánen
dc.subjectNeo Baroqueen
dc.subjectIntermedialityen
dc.subjectContemporary Baroqueen
dc.subjectIntertextualityen
dc.subjectContemporary danceen
dc.titleThe Baroque in Jiří Kyliánen
dc.title.alternativeIntertextual and Intermedial References in Kylián’s Worksen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Danceen
dc.rights.embargodate2017-12en
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.rights.embargoreasonI would like to publish the thesis as a book.en
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
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