Colonial, Postcolonial, and Diasporic Readings of Josephine Baker as Dancer and Performance Artist
- Josephine Baker, Performance, and the Traumatic Real. Kalaidjian, Walter // S&F Online;Fall2007/Spring2008, Vol. 6 Issue 1/2, p6
This article explores how readings of dancer Josephine Baker's cultural status in the 1920s underscore but also tend to limit her stylized performance of the African American body as a modern, primitivist fetish within the registers of colonial fantasy. For Harlem Renaissance artists such as...
- JOSEPHINE BAKER. JOHNS, ROBERT L. // Black Heroes;2001, p39
An encyclopedia entry for dancer and entertainer Josephine Baker is presented. She was born on June 3, 1906 in Saint Louis, Missouri. She worked as a dresser for entertainer Clara Smith and developed her skills as a dancer. In 1920, she embarked on a world tour and while traveling through Europe...
- The St. Louis woman of Paris. Ward, Geoffrey C. // American Heritage;Nov89, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p14
Profiles Paris, France music-hall dancer Josephine Baker. Discussion of "Chasing a Rainbow: The Life of Josephine Baker," a television documentary which was shown on the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS); Biographical information on Baker, who began her life in a black slum in St. Louis,...
- Whose Choreography?: Josephine Baker and the Question of (Dance) Authorship. Kraut, Anthea // S&F Online;Fall2007/Spring2008, Vol. 6 Issue 1/2, p15
This article examines Josephine Baker's dance authorship. However much Baker responds to and draws inspiration from the community, what perhaps stands out most about her performance is that it is full of her signature moves. While Baker's repertoire was based on African-American vernacular...
- JO BAKER'S FABULOUS WARDROBE. // Ebony;Jul1964, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p104
The article focuses on the life of dancer Josephine Baker, and presents photographs her several dresses including a coat in African motif, a black slack and a silk taffeta dress.
- No one did Paris quite like Josephine Baker. Bowles, Hamish; Story, Richard David // Vogue;May2000, Vol. 190 Issue 5, p182
Profiles dancer Josephine Baker. Success as a member of the 1921's 'Shuffle Along'; Role as a champion of civil rights.
- Josephine Baker's Hungry Heart. STRONG, LESTER // Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p16
The article focuses on the personal life and career of Josephine Baker. Baker was an African-American performer who became famous for her strip tease show La Revue NÃ¨gre, which opened at the Parisian ThÃ©Ã¢tre des Champs-Ã‰lysÃ©es on October 25, 1925. The article discusses how...
- Dancing bodies, spaces/places and the senses: A cross-cultural investigation. Grau, Andrée // Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices;2012, Vol. 3 Issue 1/2, p5
This article demonstrates that 'dancing bodies', 'space', 'place' and the 'senses' cannot be accepted as universal concepts since they are embedded within typically western understandings, and argues that all corporealities and spatialities are socially and culturally mediated. Wanting to engage...
- BANANA DANCE WINS ALL PARIS. // Ebony;Oct1947, Vol. 2 Issue 12, p47
The article highlights the dance moves of the famous African American singer-dancer Josephine Baker.