Juliet Bellow’s (Fall ’15) book Modernism on Stage: The Ballets Russes and the Parisian Avant-Garde was published by Ashgate Press in 2013, and she served as a Consulting Scholar for the 2013 exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced With Music at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She is a contributor to several edited volumes, including The Cambridge Companion to Ballet and The Modernist World, and recent exhibition catalogues on Claude Debussy and Sonia Delaunay. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the Art Journal, American Art, Dance Research Journal, and The New Republic.
Rodin’s Dancers: Moving Toward the Limits of Sculpture
Rodin’s Dancers centers on the role that dance and dancers played in the development of a modernist sculptural aesthetic. Rodin’s interchange with several prominent dancers and troupes—performers whose choreographies pioneered new configurations of the human instrument—prompted him to push sculpture to its limits, fundamentally changing the meaning of his art and the nature of his practice.