Modernity's Dancers: Essays on Mediation and Anachronism in Salome and Metropolis.

Chieffo, Monica.


  • Abstract: This thesis focuses on two "modern dancers" from the early twentieth century . The first chapter studies the figure of Salome in perhaps her most famous manifestation, the musico-dramatic imagining of Richard Strauss, before moving, in the second chapter, to an analysis of what I dub the dance scene of the robot Maria from Fritz Lang's 1927 cult classic, Metropolis. If traditionally ... read more
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