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Choreographing Hypermasculinity in Egypt, Iran, and Uzbekistan
Pomona Faculty Publications and Research
  • Anthony Shay, Pomona College
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Keywords
  • Iran,
  • Egypt,
  • Uzbekistan,
  • state‐supported dance,
  • hypermasculine,
  • homosexuality,
  • choreographic erasure
Abstract

In the latter half of the twentieth century, individual choreographers and government agencies made several attempts to create “proper” images for male dancing bodies for the state-sponsored dance companies of Egypt, Iran, and Uzbekistan and their teaching institutions. The creation of these new, hypermasculinized choreographic forms was related to pressures from both colonial administrations and the newly emerging, postcolonial, Westernized elites and middle classes to counter negative historical stereotypes of male dancers in these regions.

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Shay, Anthony. “Choreographing Hypermasculinity in Egypt, Iran, and Uzbekistan,” Dance Chronicle 31, no. 2 (Autumn 2008), pp. 211-238. doi: 10.1080/01472520802118400