via dance, ladies asserted energy in spheres principally ruled through males: the court docket, the theater, and the church. As women’s dance worlds intersected with men’s, their lives and visions have been supported or adverse, making a advanced politics of artistic, religious, and political expression. From a women’s spiritual order within the thirteenth-century Low nations that used dance as a religious ceremony of passage to the salon tradition of eighteenth-century France the place dance grew to become an essential component of women’s cultural impact, the writers during this quantity discover the that means of those women’s tales, performances, and dancing our bodies, demonstrating that dance is actually a box throughout which ladies have moved with finesse and tool for lots of centuries past.
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