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Introduction

The choreographers of reworkings have contradicted, criticised, dislocated, fragmented, updated, celebrated, refocused and otherwise reimagined the ballet on stage. Reworking the Ballet: Counter-Narratives and Alternative Bodies illuminates this choreographic praxis, discussing the context and politics of reworkings. In particular I investigate dances that rework Classical and Romantic ballets, viewing them as critical practices that resonate with canonical counter-discourses – as unruly acts framed (and sometimes held) within the status quo of the canon.