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Cinematic Stardom: Baker and the 1930s French Musical Film

Hannah Durkin

in Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham: Dances in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042621
eISBN:
9780252051463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042621.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines Zouzou (1933) and Princesse Tam-Tam (1934) as cinematically ambivalent in their portrayal of Baker as both a “primitive” performer and a glamorous chanteuse. The productions ... More


LOU HARRISON (1917–2003)May Rain (1941): Text by Elsa Gidlow

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter considers May Rain, a miniature by Lou Harrison, one of the great pioneers of American music. This is an ideal introduction to an ‘advanced’ or ‘experimental’ idiom that poses few ... More


Gong

Gundula Kreuzer

in Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

First imported to Europe in the 1780s, Chinese gongs (or tam-tams) are shown in this chapter to have migrated between commerce, science, theater, orchestra, technology, and stage prop. Their novel ... More


Hip(g)nosis as Pleasure: The Mulata on Film

Melissa Blanco Borelli

in She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199968169
eISBN:
9780190274757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968169.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter three, Hip(g)nosis on Film: Screening The Cuban Mulata examines how Cuban popular dance travelled in the bodies of Cuban dancers such as Ninón Sevilla or Chela Castro. I examine a variety of ... More


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