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On Stage AloneSoloists and the Modern Dance Canon$
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Claudia Gitelman and Barbara Palfy

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813040257

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813040257.001.0001

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Exotica and Ethereality: The Solo Art of Maud Allan

Exotica and Ethereality: The Solo Art of Maud Allan

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(p.119) five Exotica and Ethereality: The Solo Art of Maud Allan
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On Stage Alone
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Julie Malnig

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0006

Maud Allan spanned the social dichotomy between purity, chastity, and otherworldliness opposed to sexual provocation of her era, the twilight of the Victorian Era. Her achievement was gained despite a troubled family history, which surfaced publicly. Nevertheless, she was able to lead her audiences to question their assumptions about female sexuality and identity through her Salome performances. She embodied spectators' hidden desires, and they in turn projected them onto her.

Keywords:   Maud Allan, Victorian Era, audiences, sexuality, identity, Salome, spectators

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