Dancing Turks: 'Turkish' Ballets and Dances on 17th- and 18th-Century European Stages
The fifth volume of the series "Ottoman Empire and European Theatre" focuses on "The Turkish Subject in Ballet and Dance - from the Seventeenth Century to the Time of Christoph W. Gluck (1714-1787). The Turkish theme was a popular topic on European ballet stages throughout the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century. Most influential choreographers had 'Turkish' ballets in their repertoire. Taking Ch. W. Gluck and Gasparo Angiolini, successful composer and choreographer of ballets at the French theatre in Vienna, as a departure point, the aim of the publication is to discuss the topic from a historical perspective, to present new findings, and to introduce the latest scholarly achievements of the research field.
Contributions by Emre Araci, Bruce Alan Brown, David Chataignier, Sibylle Dahms, Vera Grund, Bert Gstettner, Bent Holm, Michael Hüttler, Evren Kutlay, Dóra Kiss, Laura Naudeix, Strother Purdy, Katalin Rumpler, Käthe Springer-Dissmann, Dirk Van Waelderen, Hans Ernst Weidinger