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Something in the Way She Moves: Dancing Women from Salome to Madonna

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Publisher Comments:

With heroines like Josephine Baker, Colette, Isadora Duncan, and the cancaneuses of the Moulin Rouge, this is far from a conventional history.Rich with both fascinating anecdotes (such as the New Jersey girl picked up by the police for dancing the very sexy turkey trot one day during the Roaring Twenties), and astonishing facts (the first geishas were men), Something in the Way She Moves shows us the world of dance and sex through women's eyes. Best-selling author Wendy Buonaventura brings us from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where immigrants created the delicious tango, to Paris and the bawdy, leggy cancan dancers of the Moulin Rouge, to New York, where struggling African-Americans cakewalked, Charlestoned, and shimmied into the public eye, creating "jazz dance" (originally--and tellingly--called "jass" dance). This is a book for lovers of dance and lovers of history alike, and an engrossing introduction to a slightly seamy side of a cultural legacy.

Synopsis:

A sensual, evocative history of women and dance; "brilliantly researched and utterly absorbing." --Venue (UK)

Synopsis:

Shows us the world of dance and sex--through women's eyes.

About the Author

An established dancer and choreographer, Wendy Buonaventura is author of the acclaimed Serpent of the Nile. Her performance work was recently the subject of the television documentary Making Mimi. She has written and presented programs for BBC Radio 4 and has performed and lectured extensively throughout Europe and the USA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306813481
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Author:
Buonaventura, Wendy
Subject:
Dance - History
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Dance -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Dance-Theory and History
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20 oz

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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A sensual, evocative history of women and dance; "brilliantly researched and utterly absorbing." --Venue (UK)
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