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A Study on the Images of the Aged in Classical Ballet - Focusing on Coppelius of Coppelia and Drosselmeyer of The Nutcracker)

Kim joo hee 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to understand the cultural history of the elderly in dance performance by examining the roles and images of the aged in classical ballet works. Dancers, not actual senior citizens, play the roles of the aged in classical ballet works, because a dance performance requires various body movements. Nevertheless, what the ballet performances represent, along with impressions of the aged given by the dancers’ movements, costumes, and make-up, space was found as follows. In conclusion, Coppelius and Drosselmeyer showed movements, and roles opposite to each other. Agedness of Coppelius include images of scorn,and ridicule. Meanwhile, agedness of Drosselmeyer is represented with a respect image. This opposition suggests duplex recognition about the aged.

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