Douglas Blair Turnbaugh is Representative to the U.S.A. and Membre Conseiller of the Conseil International de la Danse/UNESCO. A contributor to New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Playbill, Advocate, RFD, James White Review, New York Native, Performing Arts Journal, Ecrits sur Nijinsky, among others, he is author of Duncan Grant and the Bloomsbury Group; Private: The Erotic Art of Duncan Grant; Strip Show: Paintings by Patrick Angus; and Beat It: 28 Drawings. He has been awarded the Nijinsky medal (Poland) and the Diaghilev medal (Russia). His Serge Diaghilev is forthcoming.
Entries by Douglas Blair Turnbaugh
arts >> Ailey, Alvin
African-American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey celebrated his heritage and translated his pain into art.
arts >> Angus, Patrick
American realist artist Patrick Angus produced keenly observed and compassionate depictions of the gay underclass of the 1980s.
arts >> Ashton, Sir Frederick
Sir Frederick Ashton may be described as the choreographer who most fully defined British ballet in the twentieth century.
arts >> Ballet
The enduring and persistent connection between ballet and male homosexuality is undeniable and may be related to the art's remarkably masculine provenance.
arts >> Ballets Russes
The Ballets Russes represents not only a crucial turning point in dance history, but as one of the earliest gay-identified multinational enterprises, it is a milestone in gay history as well.
arts >> Cellini, Benvenuto
Sculptor, goldsmith, memoirist, and flamboyant pederast, Benvenuto Cellini is one of the greatest artists in the history of Western art.
arts >> Dance
Artistic dance has proven to be a haven for glbtq people, who have made significant contributions in almost every area, including as choreographers, performers, and teachers.
arts >> Diaghilev, Sergei
For Russian nobleman Sergei Diaghilev, who revolutionized music, the visual arts, theater, and dance, homosexuality may have been integral to his creativity.
arts >> Grant, Duncan
One of the major British artists of the twentieth century, Duncan Grant was also the sexual catalyst of the Bloomsbury Circle.
arts >> Joffrey, Robert
American dancer, choreographer, and teacher Robert Joffrey created a major dance company and promoted gender parity in ballet.
arts >> Kabuki
Kabuki, a classic Japanese theatrical form incorporating fantastical costumes, stylized gestures, music, and dance, originally showcased female and boy prostitutes, but now features all-male casts.
arts >> Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation
New York City's Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of explicitly gay art.
arts >> Nijinsky, Vaslav
One of the greatest dancers and most innovative choreographers in the history of ballet, Vaslav Nijinsky embodied the sensuality and sexual ambiguity associated with the distinctive new art of the twentieth century.
arts >> Nureyev, Rudolf
The greatest dancer of his time, Rudolf Nureyev also gave the world a new and glamorous image of a sexually active gay man.
arts >> Szymanowski, Karol Maciej
Revered as the father of Polish contemporary classical music, Karol Szymanowski unequivocally expresses homoeroticism in his music.