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Performing Paris – The 1920s
September 23, 2011 - 2:00 am
In support of one of our favorite speakers, William Eddelman, the WSNC is pleased to announce this lecture and new exhibit at the Museum of Performance and Design San Francisco
Performing Paris: The 1920s
Lecture by Professor William Eddelman
Les Années Folles — The Crazy Years — was how Parisians themselves described life in their city during the Jazz Era. Everyone came to Paris, where everything was happening.
Bursting with creativity and joie de vivre, Paris of the 1920s became known for its exhilarating arts and entertainment. This mix of popular culture and high art included the avant-garde ballets of the Ballets Russes and the Ballet Suedois, as well as the boulevard music halls with their bawdy revues and swinging jazz. This glittering and glamorous scene formed the backdrop for iconic performers such as Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier and Mistinguett.
Please join Stanford Professor William Eddelman for an informative tour of this exciting cosmopolitan period, complete with film clips from the period. There will also be a special performance by vocalist/entertainer Napata Mero, who will sing some of Josephine Baker’s songs.
Admission: $10 MPD members/ $15 for non-members.
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