Dara Milovanovic

Dara Milovanovic
University of Nicosia · Department of Music & Dance

Doctor of Philosophy


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Popular dance; Film phenomenology; Gender studies; Feminist studies; Dance Analysis


Publications (7)
The COVID-19 pandemic forced dance faculty in higher education to urgently shift to online delivery methods. Based on interviews with various dance faculty from diverse geographical, disciplinary, and institutional affiliations, this article is a reflection on the dance pedagogy trends, issues, and concepts during the 2020 shift to virtual dance te...
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This article considers the politics and dynamics of online ballet and contemporary dance classes during the Covid-19 lockdown on geo-political, economic, and cultural implications of dance classes in digital media. Using a post-colonial lens and popular dance studies, this research analyzes the effect of the online ballet and contemporary classes c...
Bob Fosse's instantly recognisable iconographic style and visual aesthetic has often been quoted in music videos, TV shows, and films featuring dance, such as videos by Paula Abdul, Michael Jackson, and Beyoncé. Using Fosse's screendance as a focal point for analysis, this essay seeks to illustrate the dynamics with which subsequent cultural capita...
Fosse style and ideas regarding gender have radicalised and politicised gender in popular dance on screen. This thesis examines the construction of femininity in Fosse‟s dance repertory for screen through choreography, filmic techniques, and performances by female dancers. Firmly situated in dance analysis, this research relies on an interdisciplin...
Bob Fosse’s Cabaret (1972) functions as a prism through which to look at issues of sexuality, dictatorship, war, and ethnic prejudices in 1970’s America. Set in 1930’s Berlin at the time of the rise of in Nazism, Fosse was able to comment on racial and sexual politics, and the rise of authoritarianism in America with aestheticized politics of fasci...
Bob Fosse’s choreography endows women with agency and self-confidence. He explores female sexuality and empowers women through his use of androgyny, glamour, fetishism, and the urban aesthetic. In his stage and film choreographic structures, Fosse cedes independence to women giving female performers and female viewers a chance to celebrate power wi...


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