Cancan!

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Cygnus Arts, 1998 - Performing Arts - 213 pages
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Cancan! covers the nineteenth-century influences on the dance's development, including women's fashions (particularly their underwear), sex and morality, and major political changes. Author David Price describes the colourful personalities responsible for the transformation of what was an amateur dance into a professional entertainment, and the theatres, music-halls and dancing gardens where they performed. The book gives a full account of the ballets, operettas and musicals by Offenbach, Lehar, Cole Porter and others featuring the cancan, as well as the artists and film-makers who depicted the dance in their work - artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat, Picasso, Rouault and the Second Empire illustrators; and film-makers such as Jean Renoir, John Huston and others. Included are comments from dancers and choreographers in France, Britain and the USA.

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cancan: Definition and Much More from Answers.com
cancan ( ) n. An exuberant dance that originated in France, performed by women and marked by high kicking.
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History Today: Cancan!(Review)
THAT BAWDY PARISIAN CAPER, the cancan, is one of those slippery eels of popular culture which almost defies research and explanation. ...
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Can-can - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Ambos términos son franceses, cancan significa "escándalo", mientras que chahut significa "ruido" o "alboroto". A medida que los bailarines de cancán se ...
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BBC - Radio 4 Woman's Hour -The Can Can
Jenni is joined by David Price, Author of ‘Cancan’ and by Michelle Porter & Mandy ... ‘Cancan’ by David Price is published by Cygnus Arts ISBN; 1 900541 50 5.
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