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Jennifer Homans

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35:21

Tracing Ballet's Cultural History Over 400 Years.

Ballet's history is not just about choreography and technique — it's also a history of nationalization, the changing ways we view the body, shifting gender norms and class struggles. Historian Jennifer Homans chronicles the art form in a cultural history, Apollo's Angels.

This interview was originally broadcast on December 13, 2010. Apollo's Angels is now available in paperback.

41:18

The Tutu's Tale: A Cultural History Of Ballet's 'Angels'

Ballet's history is not just about choreography and technique -- it's also a history of nationalization, the changing ways we view the body, shifting gender norms and class struggles. Historian Jennifer Homans chronicles the art form in a new cultural history, Apollo's Angels.

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