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"Allkonstverket i Svenska Baletten - en analys av verket som inte är"
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is an attempt to analyze, understand and reconstruct the Swedish Ballet's last work

Relâche (1924) based on Richard Wagner's term Gesamtkunstwerk. Gesamtkunstverk in this case above allmeans the cross-border collaboration of artists and art forms in between, which leads according to Wagnerto a whole which is presented here as The Gesamtkunstwerk.

The purpose of this essay is to take part in a work that literally no longer exist, and to try to understand itscultural-historical value. All that remains from the Swedish Ballet, is everything but the dance itself. Still we can take part of the Ballet through the artistic synthesis through innumerable collaborations shown in the sets, costumes, posters and musical compositions.

I will in the analysis based on four points, try to find the tones indicating that the work is, on the basis of Wagner's definition, a Gesamtkunstwerk. The essay is also an attempt to show the innovation of this Company and to provide redress to which, according to me, is too forgotten in Swedish historiography. The thesis shows both the Swedish Ballet's historical background which includes previous works built by the same principles of collaboration presented. In this section I will also address something, according to me, important; The Swedish homophobia, mainly in the tabloids during the period in which the essay deals with, and the consequences for the company in question. Then I will analyze Relâche on the basis of the four theses, which, according to my investigation shows that the work is a Gesamtkunstwerk.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
The Gesamtkunstwerk, The Swedish Ballet, Paris, Modern dance, Modern art, Francis Picabia, Erik Satie, Jean Börlin, Richard Wagner
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28882OAI: diva2:881691
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Södertörns högskola, Alfred Nobels allé 7, Huddinge (Swedish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2015-12-11 Created: 2015-12-11 Last updated: 2015-12-11Bibliographically approved

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