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Susan Jones

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199565320

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565320.001.0001

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Ballet Rambert and Dramatic Dance

Ballet Rambert and Dramatic Dance

(p.250) 11 Ballet Rambert and Dramatic Dance
Literature, Modernism, and Dance

Susan Jones

Oxford University Press

The expression of the psychology of the protagonist became the hallmark of a hybrid form of ‘dance drama’ developing during the 1930s and 1940s. In a series of ballets chiefly produced by the Ballet Rambert, established first by the Polish dancer Marie Rambert as a school in London in 1926, a new focus on narrative forms in dance emerged in British ballet where the evocation of gesture accompanied the presentation of states of mind. Ballet Rambert shared working premises with Rambert's husband Ashley Dukes, a playwright and dramaturge who promoted poetic drama including the work of Eliot, Auden, and Isherwood. The literary quality of works produced by choreographers who worked with Rambert is evident from a close reading of a range of ballets by Tudor, Howard, Agnes de Mille, and Frederick Ashton, whose time with this company, however brief, provided a formative contribution to dramatic ballet in the twentieth century.

Keywords:   Rambert, modern ballet, psychology, dance drama, poetic drama

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